Mock Up On Mu, Craig Baldwin
APEngine asked auteur filmmaker Craig Baldwin about Cold War Paranoia in the underground after the UK premiere of his latest feature film Mock Up On Mu at the AV Festival.
Is this your first trip to Newcastle for the AV Festival?
Well, as a matter of fact I’ve been to the UK four or five times. About five years ago I was ...
B.Abbas and R.Abou-Rahme, Collapse (video still), single channel DV (2009), image courtesy of the artists
Collapse is a sound and video installation comprised of reassembled archival footage. A collaboration between Palestinian artists Basel Abbas (sound and music) and Ruanne Abou-Rahme (film and video) the piece weaves elements sourced from news footage, archive material and Palestinian field recordings into a testament to resistance, longing, struggle and loss ...
Ben Rivers talks to APEngine’s Gary Thomas about slasher movies and heading north. His show A World Rattled of Habit is at A Foundation in Liverpool until 17 October 2009, and he is in the group show An Entangled Bank - Darwin & Edinburgh at Talbot Rice, Edinburgh, from 24 October – 12 December 2009.
You studied fine art at Falmouth?
Yes. I started off making paintings ...
Bernadette, Duncan Campbell, image courtesy of LUX
Duncan Campbell’s films are documentaries, but documentaries that test the boundaries of the form, acknowledging, in Campbell’s words, that ‘documentary is a peculiar form of fiction.’ Using archival material – images of bygone youth culture and urban decay in Falls Burns Malone Fiddles (2004) and footage of dissident and Activist Bernadette Devlin in Bernadette (2008) – Campbell attempts to ...
APEngine spoke with Vicki Bennett otherwise known as People Like Us about her work, including her recent commission for The Great North Run.
Since 1991 British artist Vicki Bennett has been an influential figure in the field of audio visual collage, through her innovative sampling, appropriating and cutting up of found footage and archives. Using collage as her main form of expression, she creates audio ...
Work, Rest & Play, image courtesy of Vicki Bennett
Commissioned by Lovebytes in collaboration with Sheffield Galleries & Museums Trust, Vicki Bennett’s Work, Rest & Play is a captivating video triptych exploring the themes of labour and leisure, industriousness and stillness.
The film has been carefully constructed using industrial and documentary film footage from 1940-1975 to follow the endless chug of the conveyor belt of life. Formatted ...
The Control Master, image courtesy of Run Wrake
The Control Master is the latest short film from BAFTA nominated animation director Run Wrake. Commissioned by Veer, the Canadian visual elements agency, to promote their Charles S Anderson collection. The film is animated using only images from this vast archive as source material and tells the story of a mysterious heroine and her unknown ally attempting to ...