51zero/voyager 2012. Photo Isabella Taylor

51zero/voyager 2017
LOCATE
Dates TBC

Current partnerships with Screensouth, Gulbenkian, Dover Arts Development (DAD, Kultivera (Sweden), Academia of Sophia (Bulgaria), University of Kent School of Music and Fine Art, Rochester Cathedral and Guildhall Museum, is developing Locate, a consideration of languages perceptible in Contemporary Art of the Moving Image, a programme of exhibitions, commissions and cultural exchange activities including cross-border residencies for emerging artists.


51zero/voyager is an ongoing strand of events, projects and touring activities taking place between festivals through partnership and co-production that support artists and engages with the communities and audiences across Kent, the UK, Northern France and expanding internationally.


 


Past Programme – Short History

Recent collaborations with University of Kent SMFA and Ideas Test-Creative People and Places, resulted in the solo exhibition and masterclass Between Sculpture and Cinema by Tony Hill. Rochester Mass, a project of music and films was the outcome of a collaboration with composer James Taylor (leading british group James Taylor Quartet), Rochester Cathedral Choir and Southbank Chorus Festival, with several performances including concerts at Rochester Cathedral and Guildhall Museum, Queen Elizabeth Hall and Ronnie Scotts, London (available at Cherry Red Records). A tour to Northern France took place in Spring 2015 presenting a showcase of British Council and Film London Moving Image International Touring Programme alongside University of Kent School of Music and Fine Art graduates’ work at Maison de l’Art et de la Communication, Lens supported by Recreate and ICR Interreg.  Collaborations with University for the Creative Arts included a  showcase of filmmakers, past and present, connected with the Maidstone Time Based Media course created by David Hall in 1972, curated by artist Cathy Rogers, MPhil Royal College of Arts  and filmmaker, writer Nicky Hamlyn.



IMAGE: Joseph Young, Sonic Baton

IMAGE: Joseph Young, Sonic Baton

51zero/voyager 2016
LANDSCAPE : ISLANDS

September 22nd/October 8th
Rochester/Dover

Landscape : Islands is a unique collaborative project exploring the intersection between sound art and ceramic practice. A temporary exhibition at the Guildhall Museum, Rochester and a one-off performance event at Dover Arts Development (DAD) project space, marks the culmination of a 14 month long project that started in the Shetland Isles with a collaboration between sound artist Joseph Young and ceramist Kay Aplin.

Aplin, founder oThe Ceramic House and Young, co-founder of In Camera Gallery, a new space for contemporary sound and ceramics, have curated a series of exhibitions and events around the project theme, inspired by their collaborative work In A Shetland Landscape, an installation at Shetland Museum and Archives April-June 2016. This exhibition explores the experience of being part of the landscape rather than simply observing it and is inspired by the work of John Cage, titled after his famous composition ‘In A Landscape’. The work takes the form of an immersive four channel sound installation of layered binaural field recordings, accompanied by a series of ceramic panels celebrating the “micro-flora” of the Shetland Isles, magnified to larger than life scale.

IMAGE: Joseph Young, soundscape

IMAGE: Joseph Young, soundscape

51zero/voyager @ DAD
Dover, Kent / 8 October 2016 (Sat) / Launch 6-9 pm 

Landscape : Islands  Special Event at Dover Arts Development Project Space, co-produced with 51zero, showcasing a temporary exhibition of ceramics and sound, performances and artist talks.

Visiting Information: The event is free.  Welcome refreshments. No disabled access.
Venue: DAD Project Space, 67 Astley Avenue, Dover, CT16 2PW , www.dadonline.eu
Parking: Due to building work in the yard, visitors arriving by car are advised to park near the allotments through the railway bridge or on the street.
Public Transport: Walking distance from Dover Priory train station: 22min via A256.

IMAGE: Kay Aplin, Shetland Flora

IMAGE: Kay Aplin, Shetland Flora

IMAGE: Paul Scott, Cumbrian Blue(s) Arctic Scenery, Kulluk

IMAGE: Paul Scott, Cumbrian Blue(s) Arctic Scenery, Kulluk

IMAGE: Owen Quinlan, Animate Object Series 14

IMAGE: Owen Quinlan, Animate Object Series 14

IMAGE: Delfina Emmanuel, Ballerinas sea urchins

IMAGE: Delfina Emmanuel, Ballerinas sea urchins

51zero/voyager @ Guildhall Museum
Rochester, Kent / 22 September 2016 (Thu) / Launch  7-9 pm

Landscape : Islands  Launch event, co-produced with 51zero, at Guildhall Museum in Rochester for a temporary exhibition of work produced during Landscape : Islands, including sound performances from Joseph Young and film extracts from Rochester Mass by Margherita Gramegna. The event launch the Landscape : Island catalogue and CD (recorded in collaboration with Green Field Recordings) documenting a 14 month long project exploring the connections between sound art and ceramic practice. Exhibiting ceramic artists: Paul Scott (UK), Delfina Emmanuel (Sardinia), Charlotte Thorup (Denmark), Owen Quinlan (Ireland), Patricia Shone (Isle of Skye). Featuring In A Shetland Landscape a unique ceramic and sound installation by Kay Aplin  (UK) and Joseph Young (UK).

Guildhall Museum exhibition continues from September 23rd – October 6th

VenueGuildhall Museum, 17 High Street, Rochester, Kent, ME1 1PY; Open 10am–5pm daily, closed on Monday; Phone: 01634 332680
Visiting Information: The event is free.  Welcome refreshments.
Parking: Available at a short distance, please refer to Guildhall Museum access statement for further information.
Public transport: Walking distance from Rochester train station: 4min via Corporation St/A2, Northgate and High St.

IMAGE: still Peacock Butterfly, by Maeve Buckenham

IMAGE: still Peacock Butterfly, by Maeve Buckenham

51zero/voyager 2016
SHE NO LONGER TRUSTS THE PEACOCK BUTTERFLY

June 4th
Whitstable

She no longer trusts the peacock butterfly by artist filmmaker Maeve Buckenham, seduces the viewer into the snow-globe fantasia of her mind through a spectrum of moods and multi-sensory stimulations obtained by layering mesmerizing imagery, unspoken thoughts and unconscious memories embodied in the artist’s visual omnipresence and voice.

‘She no longer trusts the peacock butterfly’ scopes from spontaneous performance, to wondrous exploration of the untrained singing voice accompanied by improvised violin soundtracks, punchy poetry narration and surrealistic visuals influenced by the gothic and the pre-Raphaelite.

An evanescent sense of identity and curiosity to find one through sound and image catalyse Maeve’s prolific creative output. Repetition of the domestic interior and its paradoxical implications as haven and prison, create juxtaposition between past and present in relation to family history and identity formation, as well as poignant connections to an ontological world that predates language.

IMAGE: still Peacock Butterfly II, by Maeve Buckenham

IMAGE: still Peacock Butterfly II, by Maeve Buckenham

51zero/voyager @ Whitstable Biennale Satellite
Whitstable, Kent / 4 June 2016 (Sat) / from sunset, on the beach

For the 4th time at Whitstable Biennale Satellite, 51zero also presents outstanding moving-image work by local and international artist filmmakers. She no longer trusts the peacock butterfly, is a curated programme of short films by artist filmmaker Maeve Buckenham.  Large projection screening on the walls of the Old Neptune pub. Please note, some films include mild nudity. Outdoor Screening, 21:0022:00 circa.

Venue: The Old Neptune, Marine Terrace, Whitstable, CT5 1EJ.
Visiting Information: The event is free. Open to 16+. A gazebo will host about 40 people but more sits will be available on the beach outside the pub. Blankets will also be available but we advise wearing warm clothes. The Old Neptune serves hot drinks till 11:30pm. Parking is available at a short distance behind the pub, but please refer to http://www.whitstablebiennale.com/about/visitor-information/
Parking: Available at a short walking distance: Keam’s Yard Car Park, 4 Island Wall, 01227 862429, open 24 hours, or in Whitstable town centre.
Public Transport: The nearest train station is Whitstable, a 15 min walk to the Old Neptune.

IMAGE: still from Holding The Viewer, © Tony Hill

IMAGE: still from Holding The Viewer, © Tony Hill

 

51zero/voyager 2016
BETWEEN SCULPTURE AND CINEMA

February 24th/February 27th
Chatham/Sittingbourne

Between Sculpture and CinemaA two-part celebration of the work of pioneering experimental filmmaker Tony Hill. 51zero/voyager – Film, Video and Digital Arts launch two special events with celebrated filmmaker Tony Hill, where he will present and discuss his pioneering films and groundbreaking filmmaking techniques. Internationally renowned, Hill makes experimental short films that are somewhere between sculpture and cinema. To create his visually challenging and timelessly beautiful imagery, he often develops his own camera rigs, ingeniously using mirrors and unusual lenses, and sometimes humorous vantage points to make us rethink our assumptions about perspective, gravity, scale and movement.

IMAGE: still from Camera Obscura, © Tony Hill

IMAGE: still from Camera Obscura, © Tony Hill

 

Event One
51zero/voyager @ University of Kent School of Music and Fine Art
Chatham, Kent / 24 February 2016 (Wed) / 6-9 pm

Talk and discussion with Tony Hill 24th Feb event is produced in association with University of Kent, in collaboration with School of Music and Fine Art. Presented by Tony Hill, the talk will explore his unique film production techniques highlighting the formalistic qualities and contexts at play in his work. The talk will be followed by discussion with curator Keith Whittle exploring Hill’s aesthetic and conceptual approach and the research and production processes involved in the making of his films. Included in the talk is also a screening on 16mm of Hill’s early work A Short History of the Wheel and Water Work and a performance of Point Source. The event closes with an informal opportunity to meet the artist.

6:00 – 6:30pm   Welcome and refreshments
6:30 – 8:00pm   Artist Talk followed by discussion with curator Keith Whittle
8:00 – 9:00pm   Meet the artist

Visiting Information: The event is free. Open to all. RSVP required.
Venue: Royal Dockyard Church / The Historic Dockyard, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4TE
Parking: Available on site, see Dockyard parking map.
Public Transport: The nearest train station is Chatham, a 18min walk to Royal Dockyard Church.

IMAGE: still from Water works, © Tony Hill

IMAGE: still from Water Work, © Tony Hill

 

Event Two
51zero/voyager @ No 34
Sittingbourne / 27 February 2016 (Sat)2-4 pm

Special Screening and Masterclass with Tony Hill. 51zero has teamed up with Ideas Test to deliver a series of events at No 34, a new creative hub and co-working space in Sittingbourne. Events take place once a month, from November 2015. More information on ideastest/51zeroideastest.co.uk/no-34

A specially curated screening of films by experimental filmmaking pioneer Tony Hill, including several seminal works produced between 1970-2000 and premier of more recent works. This event offer a rare chance to see a number of Hills’ films in their full length on 16mm as well as an exhibition of selected camera rigs purposely built by Hill to create his work.The screening will be followed by the opportunity to meet the artist and discuss his work in an informal peer group session.

2:00 – 2:30pm   Welcome and refreshments.
2:30 – 3:30pm   Screening.
3:30 – 4:00pm   Artist Filmmakers’ Salon.

Visting Information: The event is free. Open to all. RSVP required.
Venue: No34 / 34 High Street, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 4PB. Please use this link for directions as a Sat Nav takes you two miles in the wrong direction to Milton instead of Sittingbourne.
Parking: Available at a short walking distance, behind Sainsbury, with entrance via Ave of Remembrance, or in Sittingbourne town centre.
Public Transport: The nearest train station is Sittingbourne, a 10min walk to No34.

Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.


IMAGE: still from Dogtown and Z-Boys.

IMAGE: still from Dogtown and Z-Boys.

 

IMAGE: still from Dogtown and Z-Boys.

IMAGE: still from Dogtown and Z-Boys.

 


51zero/voyager 2015-16
No34 SERIES

November 28th/December 17th/December 19th/January 30th
Sittingbourne

No34 Series programme comprise of a series of screening and consultation events for all ages. Collaboration with Ideas Test – Creative People and Places at No34, a co-working and exhibition space for ideas and experimentation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

           

51zero/voyager 2015-16
No34 SERIES

November 28th/December 17th/December 19th/January 30th
Sittingbourne

No34 Series programme comprise of a series of screening and consultation events for all ages. Collaboration with Ideas Test – Creative People and Places at No34, a co-working and exhibition space for ideas and experimentation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Still from Stained Glass Window

Still from Twilight

51zero/voyager @ No34
Sittingborne, Kent / 19 December 2015 (Sat) / 12-2 pm

51zero/voyager welcome families to  the second screening of Tales of the Night, a wonderful film part of our Tales from all over the world themed screenings that will enchant any child and parent with a visual delight for everyone to see. Children and adults are welcome to dress up as a fairytale creature of their invention.

Film Screening Tales of the Night / Michel Ocelot / 2011 / France / Colour 1h 20min / Animation Fantasy / PG From the imagination of internationally renowned animator Michel Ocelot, comes a magical and visually stunning film, delighting kids, families and animation fans of all ages. Silhouetted characters are set off against exquisitely detailed Day-Glo backgrounds bursting with colour and kaleidoscopic patterns, as the film weaves together six exotic fables each unfolding in a unique locale, from Tibet, to medieval Europe, and even the Land of the Dead. In Ocelot’s celebrated storytelling, history blends with fairytale as viewers are whisked off to visit enchanted lands full of dragons, shape-shifting werewolves, captive princesses, and enormous talking bees – and each fable ends with its own ironic twist.

 

Visting Information: The event is free. Open to all.
Venue: No34 / 34 High Street, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 4PB. Please use this link for directions as a Sat Nav takes you two miles in the wrong direction to Milton instead of Sittingbourne.
Parking: Available at a short walking distance, behind Sainsbury, with entrance via Ave of Remembrance, or in Sittingbourne town centre.
Public Transport: The nearest train station is Sittingbourne, a 10min walk to No34.

Eating resolved, by Maeve Buckenham

Still from Eating resolved, by Maeve Buckenham

51zero/voyager @ No34
Sittingborne, Kent / 17 December 2015 (Thu) /6-8pm

51zero/voyager – Film, Video and Digital Arts invites all 16+ to the film screening premiere The world is now all there is by the talented young artist Maeve Buckenham. With her thought-provoking and visually assaulting films Maeve opens a dialogue with the viewer on the perception of mental health conditions, particularly Anorexia Nervosa in young women. Please note that some films include mild nudity. We particularly welcome young adults, parents and emerging artists, with an aim to create a peer group environment.

The world is now all there is. Artist Filmmakers’ Salon with Maeve Buckenham
Introduction / Short film screening / Group response

In this first solo screening exhibition, invited artist Maeve Buckenham presents new work where she uses her own video, poetry and sound design to explore the excavation of family history in relation to identity formation. 51zero will invite a response from the audience.

Visting Information: The event is free. Open to age 16+, parents and artists.
Venue: No34 / 34 High Street, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 4PB. Please use this link for directions as a Sat Nav takes you two miles in the wrong direction to Milton instead of Sittingbourne.
Parking: Available at a short walking distance, behind Sainsbury, with entrance via Ave of Remembrance, or in Sittingbourne town centre.
Public Transport: The nearest train station is Sittingbourne, a 10min walk to No34.

Still from The Forest

51zero/voyager @ No34
Sittingborne, Kent / 28 November 2015 (Sat) / from 3:15pm to 4:45pm

51zero voyager – Film, Video and Digital Arts Festival invites families to Tales from all over the world screening that will enchant any child and parent with a visual delight for everyone to see. Children and adults are welcome to dress up as a fairytale creature of their invention.

Film Screening  Tales of the Night / Michel Ocelot / 2011 / France / Colour 1h 20min / Animation Fantasy / PG From the imagination of internationally renowned animator Michel Ocelot, comes a magical and visually stunning film, delighting kids, families and animation fans of all ages. Silhouetted characters are set off against exquisitely detailed Day-Glo backgrounds bursting with colour and kaleidoscopic patterns, as the film weaves together six exotic fables each unfolding in a unique locale, from Tibet, to medieval Europe, and even the Land of the Dead. In Ocelot’s celebrated storytelling, history blends with fairytale as viewers are whisked off to visit enchanted lands full of dragons, shape-shifting werewolves, captive princesses, and enormous talking bees – and each fable ends with its own ironic twist.

Visting Information: The event is free and open to all. The screening ends in time for the Christmas Lights Grand Switch-on at 5:00pm
Venue: No34 / 34 High Street, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 4PB. Please use this link for directions as a Sat Nav takes you two miles in the wrong direction to Milton instead of Sittingbourne.
Parking: Available at a short walking distance, behind Sainsbury, with entrance via Ave of Remembrance, or in Sittingbourne town centre.
Public Transport: The nearest train station is Sittingbourne, a 10min walk to No34.

51zero/voyager 2015
ART MARKET
September 19th Maidstone

51zero presents an international programme of selected work and highlights from the 51zero Festival 2014, that explores landscapes both real and fictional, from actual places to abstract spatial constructions.

51zero/voyager @ ART MARKET 2015 Maidstone, Kent / 19 September 2015 (Sat) / 9am – 4pm

Programme: 1h 30min programme running on a loop. Introduction: Six short films from the UK and France, 16min. Main Title: How To Start Your Own Country / Jody Shapiro, Canada, 2010, 71min 45” / Documentary Comedy

Venue: Market Hall, Lockmeadow, Baker Road, Maidstone, ME16 8LW
More information: www.artmarketme14.wordpress.com

51zero/voyager 2015 WETLANDS June 4th-20th Medway/Kent

51zero is pleased to announce Wetlands – a project in collaboration with University of Kent School of Music and Fine Art. Wetlands was initiated by a group of 5 visual artists graduating this year from the University campus based in Medway as a result from an intense period of mentoring and work experience with 51zero. They will run a series of 10 participatory events and happenings that intend to involve and interact with the local community, recreating a dialogue between them, their local maritime history and the wetland landscape.

51zero/voyager @ Wetlands Medway and Kent / 4th – 20th June 2015 / various times

Please click here for full programme and more information.

Performance of Rochester Mass at Queen Elizabeth Hall 2015

51zero/voyager 2015 ROCHESTER MASS April 6th London   51zero/voyager @ Southbank London/6th April/11am-6pm
The James Taylor Quartet, Rochester Cathedral and a specially formed choir premiere James Taylor’s Rochester Mass alongside five evocative film pieces by Margherita Gramegna. The event will take place at Queen Elizabeth Hall (Southbank Centre) as part of the Chorus Festival 2015. ‘The energy levels were unstoppable right from the word go, and once the choir was arcing over the top of a funky bass line with rich soprano washes, the effect was mesmerising’ (Jazz News review of the March 2014 Queen Elizabeth Hall concert.)



51zero/voyager 2015 THE OTHER SIDE OF HERE – TOURING PROGRAMME March 26th-28th Lens, France   The Other Side Of Here – Touring Programme
51zero presents a 3-day programme of screenings, installations, exhibitions, talks and events featuring emerging and established artist filmmakers from the UK and France, exploring and celebrating moving image beyond the single screen.
51zero/voyager @ Lens, France Lens, Northern France / 26-28 March 2015 / Maison de l’Art et de la Communication / 10am-8:30pm

Venues Maison de l’Art et de la Communication (MAC) Rue Arthur Lamendin 62430 SALLAUMINES Institut Universitaire de Technologie de Lens (IUT) Rue de l’Université 62300 LENS Futur Café du Projet Rue Arthur Lamendin (opposite MAC)
Exhibitions open daily from Friday 27 to Saturday 28 March Friday 10:00am – 20:30pm Saturday 10.00am – 19.30pm

Laure Prouvost

Laure Prouvost, Owt, 2007

Laure Prouvost

Laure Pouvost, It, Heat, It, 2010

Laure Prouvost

Laure Pouvost, It, Heat, It, 2010

Laure Prouvost 

Owt, 2007, 3min 26”

Monolog, 2009, 9min 13”,

IT,HEAT,HIT, 2010, 7min 21″

Owt
“The video is of a self-proclaimed ‘curator of artist’s video works’ explaining what he sees as the role and function of video art, quoting Walter Benjamin along the way. His speech, though, is spliced and reworded so as to become almost incomprehensible. There are distracting jump-cuts to people in pools and farm animals, while the voiceover is humorously miss-subtitled: ‘How can any film be an artwork, and how can any film not be an artwork?’ comes out as ‘How may feeling a cow can always be in? Why he never felt like that when he kissed Madonna, even at work?'”- ChrisFite-Wassilak, Frieze.
EAST International Prize Winner 2009

 Monolog
Laure Prouvost parodies her own role as a director, and our role as an audience, as she directs attention to the screening space itself.
Winner of a Principal Prize at the 2010 Oberhausen Short Film Festival

IT, HEAT, HIT

It, Heat, Hit is a work that constructs and propels an inferred story through a fast-moving sequence of written commentary and excerpts of everyday incidents and pictures that have been filmed by the artist. Innocent and pleasing images, such as a swimming frog or snowy street scene, are followed by statements of love and implied violence. These are inter-cut with strange, disconnected images, such as close-ups of flowers, body parts or food.

The installation is accompanied by a video interview with the artist undertaken by Steven Cairns, ICA Associate Curator of Artists’ Film and Moving Image, about her work and practice. 2014, 6 min, 56”

Special Thanks To:     

Lux Artists’ Moving Image, Steve Cairns at ICA and MOT INTERNATIONAL.

Maison de l’Art et de la Communication – Hall

 

Karen Cosby

Karen Cosby, Surface, 2014

Karen Cosby 

Surface, 2014

Moving image objet d’art. Video installation set within a plinth. Karen Crosby is an artist working with film, video and experimental photography. She creates installations as site-specific pieces responding to experiences that explore and reveal hidden places through sensual archaeology.

 

Maison de l’Art et de la Communication – Hall

 

 

Aggela Ioanniddu Scopophilia, 2015

Aggela Ioanniddu

Scopophilia, 2015

Sculptural platform. Portable peepholes seek to entice you to create your own aleatoric live movie for a scopophilic experience. Viewing devises available from a sculptural platform in the foyer. The artist will be present at the launch event.

 

Maison de l’Art et de la Communication – Hall

Kathryn Saqui

Kathryn SaquiWB CT14, 2014

Kathryn Saqui 

WB CT14, 2014

Moving image objet d’art. Video installation set within a plinth.

 

Maison de l’Art et de la Communication – Hall

 

 

 

Alix Delmas

Alix Delmas, Lalala, 2011

Alix Delmas

Lalala, 2011, 5min 04”

Nuage, 2012-2013, 3min 22”

Lalala

“Under a blazing table, in the verdant countryside, are hidden two children who wait calmly and endlessly for the tragedy to come to an end” – Alix Delmas.

Nuage

Above clouds, several plates of weld wire mesh are handing from a crane’s hook. We can hear waves and wind coming to lick an imaginary beach. The rocking of the iron makes a fascinating mobile and immobile architecture. These plates are usually slack on concrete slabs. They solidify foundations. Hanging in the sky, it seems to be a metal cloud, a pause of a building site, and more extensively a political construction stagnancy or a personal waggle with blocked outer position.

Winner of the 2013 video Celeste Prize curated by Ami Barak.

Maison de l’Art et de la Communication – Gallery

Jean-Louis Accettone

Jean-Louis AccettoneUne armoire, 2012

Jean-Louis Accettone 

Une armoire, 2012

Video installation. Lives are revealed beyond the wardrobe mirror.

“…strange and informal things. The love of old, unforgettable memories, smells of loved ones, lost paradises perfumes…” J-L.Accettone

 

Space: Arts plastiques

Maison de l’Art et de la Communication – Bibliothèque groundfloor

CabSii

CabSiiMake me Dance, 2009

CabSii 

Make me Dance, 2009

Interactive video work. Liven up a dancer with your voice. This installation is in the form of a microphone stand facing the projection of a sketch of a dancer. Still, it waits for the visitor to speak to him to begin his choreography. The nonlinear processing by the video programming generates millions of combination. It also allows the generation of unlimited choreography.

 

Space: Heure du Conte

Maison de l’Art et de la Communication – Bibliothèque groundfloor

 


Bibliothèque sans frontiers

An eclectic programme of new work and highlights from the 51zero 2014 Festival. Emerging and established artists from the UK and France exhibit alongside students and graduates from University of the Creative Arts and University of Kent.

Nadia PerrottaFuscaldo, 2014

Nadia Perrotta

Fuscaldo, 2014, 16min 52”

A short film hybrid across fiction and documentary inspired by the powerful metaphor of a possible universal memory retained by the waters, where local people and communities become, unaware, “guardians” and “mediators”. The artist meets a community of fishermen in a village in South Italy facing the tragic reality of toxic waste being damped into their water, where the sea plays the double role of life giver and murderer.

 

Space: Salle Fernand Léger

Maison de l’Art et de la Communication – Bibliothèque groundfloor

Jean-Louis Accettone

Ben CrawfordUntitled, 2014

Ben Crawford 

Untitled, 2014, 41min 56”

The artist creates a proposition between moving images for the viewer to deconstruct. As a working, value creating member of society, he seeks to embed himself in the habit and nuance of the everyday, the processes individuals are beholden to, conducting thorough research into the history of people and places to allow for an authentic dialogue. To understand how we live, work and interact with our surroundings. The subsequent implication this has on our relationship with time manifests itself through the medium of film.

 

Space: Salle Fernand Léger

Maison de l’Art et de la Communication – Bibliothèque groundfloor

 

Jean-Louis Accettone

Thibault JehanneD226, 2013

Thibault Jehanne

Thibault JehanneEclipse, 2014

Thibault Jehanne

D226, 2013, 2min 51”

Eclipse, 2014, 1min 35”

 

D226

“D226 is a new look at what remains of a fiction film shot in 2010. Existing today as just this sequence shot, a tribute to the road movie. Travel as time given to meditation: the cinema as a journey. The eye wanders an endless path, gazing down to a receding horizon, replaying with every new start of the car” – Thibault Jehanne.

 

 

 

Eclipse

“The car moved into the road but the sea was already beginning to rise on it. While the vehicle was halfway, it stalled in the water. Standing on the roof of the car, a couple trapped by the incoming tide. Then, the car was deported by the flow. They were at 200 meters from the shore when I heard them call for help. They seemed to panic. I saw the water rushing into the car, then cover the vehicle slowly” – Thibault Jehanne

 

Projection

Maison de l’Art et de la Communication – Bibliothèque 1st floor

 

 

Ricard Negre

Ricard Negre, Une Seconde Par Jour, 2010 

Ricard Negre

Une Seconde Par Jour, 2010, 7min 19”

In Richard Negre’s ‘Une seconde par jour’ a graphic line shifts between two- dimensional pattern and three-dimensional space, describing a restless form constantly in flux.

 

Projection

Maison de l’Art et de la Communication – Bibliothèque 1st floor

 

 

Sally Troughton

Sally Troughton, Set Aside, 2013

Sally Troughton

Set Aside, 2013, 1min 44”

Set Aside is the first part of a series of ongoing works exploring the space between place and memory, meeting points between the physical and immaterial. Set aside, 2013, 1:44 is part of a series called ‘Paths and Anchor Points’.

 

Projection

Maison de l’Art et de la Communication – Bibliothèque 1st floor

 

 

 

Amy Dixon

Amy DixonFilm and Stitch, 2014

Amy Dixon

Film and Stitch, 2014, 0min 51”

The work is the result of a workshop where participants of all ages combined textile and film-strip to create their own moving-images, in the spirit of experimental animator Len Lye.

 

Projection

Maison de l’Art et de la Communication – Bibliothèque 1st floor

 

 

 

 

Callum CooperCheriton Light Festival, 2014 

Callum Cooper

Cheriton Light Festival, 2014, 2min 52”

Artist and Filmmaker Callum Cooper produced a new experimental documentary specific to Cheriton screened in the High Street in conjunction with Kent based artist Margherita Gramegna. The pair came together to bring a outdoor cinema to the heart of the town.

 

Projection

Maison de l’Art et de la Communication – Bibliothèque 1st floor

Georgina Wilcox

Georgina WilcoxPoultry Class, UK, 2014

Georgina Wilcox, Poultry Class, 2014

Georgina Wilcox

Poultry Class, UK, 2014, 3min 11”

Poultry Class crudely nods towards the relationship between the economic system and the class it both sustains and represses. Mass-produced, easily accessed, the chicken class who inevitably subside at the raw end of the deal as the gap between the richest and poorest continues to widen.

 

Monitor 1

Maison de l’Art et de la Communication – Bibliothèque 1st floor

 

Stephanie Boreham

Stephanie BorehamWalk Over Me, Walk Through Me, 2014

Stephanie Boreham

Walk Over Me, Walk Through Me, 2014, 4min 21”

A projection where a hand, writes what looks like a diary entry, the first line that follows is: “Walk over me, through me”, as the piece loops the pages turn over continually and the same diary entry is written over and over, until you can see the writing becomes almost un-readable.

 

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Maison de l’Art et de la Communication – Bibliothèque 1st floor

Sophie Dixon

Sophie DixonThe Embassy Theatre, 2014

Sophie Dixon

The Embassy Theatre, 2014, 7min 13”

The Embassy Theatre video shown here is a record of a site-specific installation inspired by the themes of tension and movement. Using large scale projectors the disused theatre in Gillingham, Kent was illuminated once again, if only for a brief period of time.

 

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Maison de l’Art et de la Communication – Bibliothèque 1st floor

 

 

 

 

Karen Crosby

Karen Crosby, Snodland Mill, 2014

Karen Crosby

Snodland Mill, 2014, 9min 16”

A digital video taken from a specific site of ‘Snodland Paper Mill’ which explores childhood memories of my grandfather who worked at the mill as a Stoker. The creative power of memory and my recollection of the place, bridges a gap between the past and the present, translating a reality that no longer exists, as the building was demolished earlier this year.

 

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Maison de l’Art et de la Communication – Bibliothèque 1st floor

 

 

 

 

Hannah Millest, Nothing but smoke…, 2015

Hannah Millest

Nothing but smoke…, 2015

An interactive installation for one person at a time created by those who view it. This playful exploration engages and frames the viewers, questioning their use of time.

 

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Maison de l’Art et de la Communication – Bibliothèque 1st floor

Photo © 2015. Clarinda Tse. Magnified Stage, positioned on a tree.

Clarinda Tse

Magnified Stage, 2015

Participatory site specific installation. Audiences are invited to observe from the indoor balcony at MAC the response of airborne wildlife to this outdoor installation.

 

Maison de l’Art et de la Communication – Balcony and Exterior area

Maison de l'Art et de la Communication - Cinema Theatre

A Collage of film stills from Program 1&2

British Council and Film London Moving Image International Touring Programme

Maison de l’Art et de la Communication – Cinema Theatre

Moving Pictures is an innovative programme of artists’ film which brings together 18 filmmakers who have been nominated for the prestigious Film London Jarman Award over the past seven years. The programme has been selected by the British Council and Film London and showcases the rich and diverse range of artists’ moving image work currently being produced in the UK.

The Film London Jarman Award is an annual prize celebrating imagination, innovation and excellence among UK artist filmmakers. Inspired by Derek Jarman, one of Britain’s most experimental and controversial artists of the late 20th century, the award recognises work that resists conventional definition.

Moving Pictures is available as two programmes, each lasting around 70 minutes, which contain a selection of innovative and thought provoking works.

Programme 1 features work by Brad Butler and Karen Mirza, John Akomfrah, Anja Kirschner and David Panos, Stephen Sutcliffe, Ed Atkins, Rachel Maclean, Emily Wardill, Elizabeth Price, and James Richards, who was nominated for the Turner Prize in 2014.

Programme 2 features work by Luke Fowler, 2013 Turner Prize winner Laure Prouvost, Ben Rivers, John Smith, Laura Buckley, Andrew Kötting, Benedict Drew, Clio Barnard and Zineb Sedira.

 

Programme 1

Karen Mirza & Brad Butler

Hold Your Ground, 2012, 7 min 47 sec

 

John Akomrah

The Call of Mist – Redux, 2012, 13 min 18 sec

 

Anja Kirchner & David Panos

An Exchange for Fire: Personal Responsibility 2013, 3 min 3 sec

 

Elizabeth Price

Choir, 2011, 9 min 36 sec

 

Stephen Sutcliffe

Come to the Edge, 2003, 1 min 50 sec

 

Stephen Sutcliffe

O come all ye faithful, 2007, 56 sec

 

James Richards

Looking So Hard at Something It Distorts or Becomes Obscured (Not Blacking Out, Just Turning the Lights Off), 2011, 16 min 16 sec

 

Ed Atkins

Death Mask II: The Scent, 2010, 8 min 42 sec

 

Emily Wardill

The Pips, 2011, 3 min 37 sec

 

Rachel Maclean

The Lion and The Unicorn, 2012, 11 min 30 sec

 

Programme 2

Laure Provoust

It, Heat, Hit, 2010, 7 min 22 sec

 

John Smith

Dad’s Stick, 2012, 5 min 9 sec

 

Laura Buckley

The Magic Know-How, 2013, 9 min 22 sec

 

Ben Rivers

Origin of the Species, 2008, 15 min 39 sec

 

Andrew Kotting

Edgeland Mutter, 2009, 4 min 16 sec

 

Benedict Drew

Sludge Manifesto, 2011, 1 min 29 sec

 

Clio Barnard

Dark Glass, 2006, 8 min 47 sec

 

Luke Fowler

Lester, 2009, 3 min 25 sec

 

Zineb Sedira

MiddleSea, 2008, 15 min 55 sec