The MAB Film Exercise: Figures of speech

07.11.10
Cecilia Bonilla, Horse Riding (2008) Date: Thursday 11 November, 6.30pm | Location: Arnolfini, Bristol Adelaide Bannerman, curator and Programme Director of the International Curators Forum, presents the work of Charles Atlas and Cecilia Bonilla at this month’s MAB Film Exercise. Continuing her interest in choreographed movements in private and public space, Adelaide Bannerman presents works that (dis) orientate the narrativising modes of documentary and fiction. The programme ...
Hold Me Tight/Holding On Forever

22.10.10
Tommy Hartung, The Ascent of Man, 2009: Video still. Courtesy of Stellar Rays Date: Thursday 28 October, 6.30pm | Location: Arnolfini, 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol, BS1 4QA The MAB Film Exercise this month is curated by Al Cameron, film and music programmer at Arnolfini. His programme, Hold Me Tight/Holding On Forever, includes work by Tommy Hartung, Daniel Lopatin (Oneohtrix PointNever), Michael Robinson and Jordan Wolfson. Recomposing mass entertainment into new quests towards ...
Maryam Jafri by Bridget Crone

17.07.10
Maryam Jafri, Death With Friends (work in progress), production still, image courtesy of the artist Maryam Jafri is an artist based in New York City and Copenhagen. Her work, Death With Friends was the subject of a lecture that the artist gave as part of the Media Art Bath programme, A theatre to address: a festival of textual form – concrete, material, scripted and performed, at ...
The State of Things: Mark Cosgrove

28.04.10
Mark Cosgrove, image courtesy of Watershed APEngine talks to Mark Cosgrove, Head of Programme at Watershed Media Centre and Creative Director of Encounters International Film Festival in Bristol, about connecting audiences with artist’s film. Before Watershed you worked at Cornerhouse in Manchester, didn’t you? And before that I was Plymouth Art Centre – also a cinema within an arts venue. Three places with what used to be called ‘arthouse’ ...
Encounters & Annecy Festivals

19.04.10
Rabbit Punch, Kristian Andrews Encounters Short Film Festival celebrates new talent in filmmaking and provides a platform for emerging filmmakers to screen their work. In 2009 over 150 films screened in competition over five days with newcomer Kristian Andrews winning the 4mations International Newcomer in Animation Award for his MA graduation film Rabbit Punch. Filmmakers take note that submission to the festival is now open and ...
The Passion of Joan of Arc

14.04.10
The Passion of Joan of Arc, Carl Theodor Dreyer Adrian Utley (Portishead) and Will Gregory (Goldfrapp) are to collaborate on a new score for Carl Theodor Dreyer’s classic 1928 film The Passion Of Joan Of Arc. The film will be screened at Bristol’s Colston Hall on May 7, accompanied by a live premiere performance of the new score. Charles Hazlewood will conduct an eclectic group, including Utley and Gregory, consisting of ...
Animation Deviation at UWE

09.03.10
Animation Deviation Animation Deviation is a one-day symposium at Watershed, Bristol on 13 July, organised by Vicky Smith at the University of West of England (UWE). Keynote speakers include including Alan Cholodwnko, Nicky Hamlyn and Ester Leslie. Contributions are invited from theorists, experimental filmmakers and animators. Workshops and Paper sessions will be convened to enable a mix of practice and presentation-based exploration. Deadline for proposals is 31 ...