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November, 2014

PlayTime

The reissue of Tati’s PlayTime at GFT 1 last Tuesday was a treat for 2 generations of Toppings. Watch the new trailer here.

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Kittens, Inspired by Kittens – and Hollis Frampton

Ok. This is not the place to post cute cat videos, I know, I know. But Kittens, Inspired by Kittens is, well, inspired.

And I can’t help but think it has been secretly influenced by Hollis Frampton’s (nostalgia). Watch them both and decide!

(nostagia)

Kittens, Inspired by Kittens

Hollis Frampton

(nostalgia)

Kittens, Inspired by Kittens

Kittens, Inspired by Kittens

 

Eighty Circles through Canada (the last possessions of an Orcadian mountain man)

After giving a talk to Willie Nelson’s Visual Arts Studio at Tramway today, I popped in to see another Nelson.

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Mike Nelson, Eighty Circles through Canada (the last possessions of an Orcadian mountain man), © Mike Nelson, courtesy of the Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver. Photograph Scott Massey.

 

“Mike Nelson is best known for his labyrinthine architectural installations that unfold as narrative structures, where the viewer moves through rooms like a reader turns pages in a novel. For Tramway, Nelson presents a recent work, Eighty Circles through Canada (the last possessions of an Orcadian mountain man). Inspired by his friendship and collaboration with the artist and mountaineer Erlend Williamson, and the work of anthropologist Dr. Wilson Duff, the piece explores landscape and the artistic traditions inherent within it.” – Tramway website

My Wife! My Family!

Chuckling along to Avaryl Halley’s Harrison Ford compilation this morning. Watch it here.

Harrison Ford

My Wife.

Prison Game – Neil Bickerton

Thinking about how new versions of an original film might be made, somehow, to add up to a Choose Your Own Adventure game, I remembered my favourite Pecha Kucha talk: Neil Bickerton’s Prison Game, 2010, Tramway, Glasgow.

Watch it here.

Prison Game

It’s Not Exactly a Real Love Scene, Really

A wee sketch of a film I made today. Watch it here.

It's Not Exactly a Real Love Scene, Really - Screen Shot

It’s Not Exactly a Real Love Scene, Really – Screen Shot

John Waters: This Filthy World Vol. 2

Easily the naughtiest event of the weekend was John Waters’ new stand up show. John was resplendent in his new Commes des Garsons tartan troos. I thought I was up to date on bad taste matters, but this filthy mind learnt a thing or two. Wanna compare blossoms? Get out!

Read an extract from his new book Car Sick here.

The perfect excuse to douse this post with photos of John, old and new.

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John and Andy

John and Andy

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John Waters

Huh?

 

Haris Epaminonda – Chronicles

Also as part of Tramway Artists’ Moving Image Festival last night was a new performance by Haris Epaminonda with Kelly Jayne Jones and Pascal Nichols. Soothing. Dreamy.

‘Berlin-based artist Haris Epaminonda investigates anthropological forms in her film and paper-based work, often recontextualising existing material. For this screening she presents a new composition of the film installation Chronicles (2008) set to a live score performed by musicians Kelly Jayne Jones and Pascal Nichols.’ – Tramway website.

See another of her installations here.

Haris Epaminonda, video still from Chronicles (digital transfer from super 8 film, 2011-ongoing) commissioned by the Schirn, Courtesy of the artist and Rodeo Gallery, Istanbul

Haris Epaminonda, video still from Chronicles (digital transfer from super 8 film, 2011-ongoing) commissioned by the Schirn, Courtesy of the artist and Rodeo Gallery, Istanbul

 

news and booze

Thoroughly loved Sophie and Clare’s new perfomance at Tramway last night. news and booze, a little like Fags, Mags and Bags, was full of notable locals – Anna and bike, Neil & Colin with trolly on the booze run and Randy the dog – what cameos! Sophie and Leigh were spot on live. Check out more of Sophie’s work here. And Clare’s here. Or maybe Google Clare – that Generation link’s on the thin side.

‘I like towels because…’

News and Booze, Sophie Macpherson and Clare Stephenson, Screen Shot, 2014

News and Booze, Sophie Macpherson and Clare Stephenson, Screen Shot, 2014

Let’s Not Talk About Money

If you have 4 minutes to spare, take a look my new short film Let’s Not Talk About Money

Let's Not Talk About Money Screen Shot

Let’s Not Talk About Money Screen Shot