Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Sarah Pucill film screening @ Project Space Leeds, Thursday 30th June

Tomorrow, Sarah Pucill is the artist featured in the regular Soup and Cinema screening at Project Space Leeds.  We've linked up with PSL before to run one of our workshops - an introduction to 16mm including shooting and hand-processing.

Still from Phantom Rhapsody (2010) by Sarah Pucill: 16mm film
The screening runs 6-8pm and tickets are still available - contact to book your place. 

Sarah will be showing three of her recent films: Phantom Rhapsody (2010), Fall in Frame (2009) and Blind Light (2007), and will also be present to talk about her work. Jo will be projecting Sarah's films at this event.

Next up... Unravel at Tate Britain...

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.

Unravelling around the country...

We haven't posted for a while - we've been really busy travelling and Unravelling!

After an all-dayer at Saltaire Arts Trail, we joined up with the Zion Arts Centre in Hulme, Manchester on June 9th, at the opening of a Polish poster exhibition curated by John Wojowski of Kino Film. Although the workshop was short (just over two hours), the people who joined in created just under 9 minutes of hand-painted film to add to the longest hand painted film in Britain...

Unravel at Zion Arts, 9th June 2011
Unravel at Zion Arts, 9th June 2011

 ... then onward to Maltby! (Chris of Unravel's hometown), where we facilitated an all-day workshop on Sunday 19th June in the Edward Dunn Memorial Hall.  Everyone was very friendly, welcoming, and enthusiastic about taking part.  Some really intricate animation and beautiful inked textures on this one... we really enjoyed the day.

Unravel Maltby, 19th June 2011

Unravel Maltby, 19th June 2011
After the workshop we headed back to Leeds to see our friend Matthew the Horse reading his comic and surreal poetry as part of the LOOP Arts weekender at Marshalls Mill. The LOOP Arts collective took over a whole floor of Marshalls Mill for a weekend of exhibitions, performances, live music and poetry. We've loved Matt's off-the-wall illustrations for years, and it was great to see him perform to a live audience for the first time.

One of Matt's illustrations: see his website for more.

... and then last Saturday... Liverpool... we represented FACT at another Unravel all-dayer, this time at Newsham Park Arts Festival. A really busy day for all of us - we had a double marquee all to ourselves... You know we like a bit of experimental noise now and then, but we were positioned right in between the two main stages AND the community radio station... mashing it up all day!

Unravel at Newsham Park Arts Festival, Liverpool, 25th June 2011
Unravel at Newsham Park Arts Festival, Liverpool, 25th June 2011