Centralising tactility, collaboration and playfulness, these short films by artists interrogate photochemical film as repository for experience and memory.
The dynamic current running through the programme is the boundless visual and conceptual possibilities within contemporary artisanal, small-gauge filmmaking practice. Offering a mode of image making as a politically charged, collaborative endeavour, these eight works reimagine aesthetic possibilities through the quietly radical acts of close-looking, collaboration and care.
Lydia Beilby, Black Box Artists' Short Films Programmer
A gallery carousel of 8 items
Films in running order (89 mins):
Home Spells Tom Chick / United Kingdom / 2023 / 16 min
A shifting cinematic collage charting the filmmaker’s very personal navigation across time, place and interpersonal connection.
rough cut botanical Wendy Kirkup / Scotland / 2022 / 8 min
Shooting with a Bolex matte box, Kirkup invites chance and happenstance to infuse the image making process.
Excuse Me, Miss! Cherlyn Hsing-Hsin Liu / United States / 2023 / 13 min
The camera as feminist tool; claiming physical space on the street, whilst also charting the city’s hidden reverse.
NYC RGB Viktoria Schmid / Austria / 2023 / 7 min
Motion and temporality are strikingly reconfigured through investigations into early cinematic colour separation processes.
In a Nearby Field Laida Lertxundi, Ren Ebel / Spain / 2023 / 18 min
Performed actions of care and community-building bridge the artist’s domestic and artistic spheres.
Exterior Turbulence Sofia Theodore-Pierce / United States / 2023 / 11 min
A constellation of fragmentary memories, sketches and performative text reenactments evoke a year in flux.
Shifting Bodies to Fluid FictionDaniela Gutmann / Austria / 2023 / 4 min
Sensual Super 8 interventions reimagine the body as an abstracted landscape, adrift of conventional associations.
Sight Leak Peng Zuqiang / People’s Republic of China / 2022 / 12 min
Using Roland Barthes field notes as a point of departure, Zuqiang powerfully subverts the dominant western visual gaze.
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