The Tate have asked Unravel to come and run a 16mm workshop at Tate Britain next Friday (8th July). As well as the usual film laid out around the table so that people can work on it directly, we're also being provided with another room for experimenting with live loops. The film will be screened in the North Duveens (the main arched hall of Tate Britain) at the end of the workshop.
We'll be demonstrating different expanded cinema techniques for performing with 16mm loops, including live intervention directly onto the filmstrip and manipulating optical sound.
Both of us use live improvisational techniques in film performance - for instance Mark's Dansette and Jo's Screen Kiss, so we're looking forward to this opportunity to experiment and share ideas with the people who participate.
We're also going to try and check out the Vorticists: Manifesto for a Modern World exhibition currently running at Tate Britain, which surveys the work of this British radical art movement between the two world wars.