Exhibitions + Talks

2021

The next few months will be busy in interesting ways for me, with talks, publications and screenings coming up:

May 31st: My strange old film Rash 1997, will be screened by Cinenova in Bodies and Boundaries.  The context is very interesting and truly illuminates for me some of the ideas that were latent at the time of making it in 1997.  I’ll also be doing a Q and A.  Details soon. Here’s the copy:

Bodies and Boundaries is a two day online screening event in collaboration with feminist film distribution company Cinenova. Six films from the Cinenova archives will be shown, each linked by their investigatory considerations of female bodily autonomy and the lack thereof.  The selection spans experimental, documentary, autobiographical, animation & fiction filmmaking styles, each anatomising the ways in which the female body has faced continual frontiers; political and biological, physical and metaphorical. 

   Bodies and Boundaries probes binary categories of innocence and cruelty, purity and contamination, desire and repulsion, life and death. We are delighted to take on the role of caretaker, mindfully moving female artists’ work from private to public territory. The programme aims to uphold the unceasing importance of providing a platform for working/living female artists in a realm that has under-served them throughout history.

June 2021:

*I’ll be giving a talk on Animation and Biodiversity at Animafest Scanner Symposium for Contemporary Animation: https://www.zippyframes.com/index.php/animafest-scanner-symposium

* chairing  at Aberystwyth University ‘Film and Photochemical practices

  • nominate Tanya Syed for Place Film Festival, Bristol

nominated Savinder Baul for Arts xxx

about Savinder’s work I siad: Specific to animation is the imbuing of life to the otherwise inanimate.  Savinder Bual’s animation feels very exciting  to me, bringing to this field, not merely the illusion of motion, but a deconstruction of the mechanisms that sustain it.  She has an impressive range of skills, with hands- on  knowledge of physics and construction methods. Her animation machines and installations  playfully peel back and exhibit, for all to see, that which is fundamental to cinema. Exposing these ordinarily concealed dimensions of the apparatus is what makes her work so successful as experimental animation. While so much contemporary  animation pursues the digital new, Savinder pushes in another direction,  investigating the laws of motion, physics and optics that preoccupied  Renaissance artists. Yet, working through these ancient fascinations, her practice also engages very contemporary global questions and concerns.

July 2021: Noisy Licking Dribbling and Spitting will be screened at Barbican Cinema in ‘Raw Vision’

https://www.barbican.org.uk/whats-on/2021/event/splash-scratch-dunk-raw-vision-u

September 2021:

* Simon Payne

*Braziers Park

*Publication of Emmanuelle Waeckelre A Direction Out There in whcih I’ve written an essay

*Publication of Converstaions about Cinema in which I discuss parctce(s) wiht Cathy Rogers

2020

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podcast discussion of experimental film with Daniel Adams

* Exhibition of Re:exposure (2020) in ‘A Picture of Health’, Arnolfini, Bristol

* Screening of Not(a)Part, Athens Film Festival, Ohio

* ‘Cartes de Visites’ – BEEF at Centre of Gravity, Bristol

*Screening of Primal in ‘Optical Sound, Tracked’ programme at Cinemateket, Oslo, Norway

*Screening of Not (a) part at Rotterdam Film Festival

*Screening of Noisy Licking, Dribbling & Spitting in Slippery, Sticky, Wet programme at Holden Gallery, Manchester

*Screening of Noisy Licking, Dribbling & Spitting for Animating Truth(s) programme at Vienna Artweek

*Screening of Not (a) part at Independent Film Show, Naples, Italy

2019

*Screening of Stacking in The Painted Animation, Edge of Frame programme curated by Edwin Rostron for London International Animation Festival

*Screening of Not (a) part in ‘Natures Binary’ programme at Kuala Lumpur Experimental Film, Video and Music Festival, Malaysia

*Screening of Noisy Licking, Dribbling and Spitting at Black Box Life Week, Newcastle

*Screening of Not (a) part at Engauge Experimental Film Festival, Seattle, USA

*Screening of Not (a) part at 25 FPS Festival, Zagreb, Croatia

*Screening of Not (a) part at Under the Radar Film Festival, Vienna

*Screening of Not (a) part at Bideodromo International Experimental Film & Video Festival, Spain

*In conversation at Anthology Film Archives, Jonas Mekas: Reframing the Archive at Watershed, Bristol 

2018
*Screening of Small Things Moving in Unison at London International Animation Festival; Abstract Showcase 

*Screenings of Small Things Moving in Unison and Noisy Licking, Dribbling and Spitting at Punto y Raya Abstract Film Festival, Wroclaw, Poland in the British Panorama 

*Screening of Small Things Moving in Unison at Caraboo Projects; Watching Limbo exhibition, Bristol 

*Screening of Small Things Moving in Unison in Vivienne Dick’s  But Still, Like Dust, I’ll Rise (after Maya Angelou) at Galway Arts Centre, Ireland

*Screening of Small Things Moving in Unison at Edinburgh International Film Festival

*Live 16mm performance of adapted film Agitations at Whitstable Biennale ‘Resisting Expectations’ programme with Analogue Ensemble

*Inaugural screening of Small Things Moving in Unison, for ‘Voyages Elsewhere’ programme at Close Up Cinema, Shoreditch, London

*Screening of Sobbing, Spitting, Scratching and in-conversation as part of ‘Holy Fluids’ programme at Union Docs Center for Documentary Art, New York, USA

2017
*Screening of Primal at Crossroads Film Festival, San Francisco Museum Of Modern Art
*Screening of Rash at Monstra Animation, Lisbon
*Athens Ohio Film Festival (2017)

2016
* Screening of Rash, and in-conversation at ‘From Reel to Real: Women, Feminism and the London Film-makers’ Co-operative’
*Artist Talk at Edges: Animation Seminar at Whitechapel Gallery, London
*Screening of Noisy Licking, Dribbling and Spitting at Flatpack Festival, Birmingham
*Screening of Stacking  at Edge of Frame, London
*Contact Film Festival (2016)
*Edinburgh Film Festival (2016)
*Visions in the Nunnery (2016)
*Tate Modern: From Reel to Real (2016)

2015
*Parts & Labour, Animate Touring (2015)
*London Short Film Festival (2015)
*Cornerhouse Artist Film DVD; ICA, London (2015)
*Alchemy Film Festival (April, 2015)

2014/13
*‘Explorative Sensoriums in Film and Video’, Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol (2014)
*Bicycle Tyre Track (16mm/performance) in ‘Assembly’ at Tate Britain (2014)
*Exploding Cinema (2013)