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Picnic at Tornado Sands, Arcade East, 23rd Sept. 2017

I’m chuffed to be showing John (2016) in great company as part of Picnic at Tornado Sands, Arcade East, London, opening a week today. Curated by Caroline Stevenson, I’m showing alongside Katy Dove, which is a particular honour. I even got to curate in a couple of tunes: Adagio un poco mosso from Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 (a smashing part of Weir’s film of Picnic…) and anything from Stasis by Pye Corner Audio.

Here’s the blurb:

‘To celebrate the launch of Arcade East, Picnic at Tornado Sands presents a programme of short films, performance and pop up shops featuring local artists, designers and makers.

The film screening features work by Wolfgang Tillmans, Jem Cohen, Criodhna Costello, Lizzie Hughes, David Blandy, Fikret Atay, Jane Topping, Katy Dove, Roderick Buchanan, Sadie Benning, Kim Coleman and Laura Buckley. Exploring the precarious balance between memory and reality, nostalgia and longing, the films journey through shared human connections, chance encounters and loss; fleeting moments in time captured through image and sound.

Following the screening, AE Hutch and The Bad Producer will premiere their new project ‘B.P.A.E.’ with a film and live soundtrack entitled ‘The Tears Of A Girl’: a dysphoric journey through the estuarine end of London.

Arcade East was developed to host a themed season of events and installations with a focus on digital practice and innovation each summer as part of a new LCF Arts Programme. Most projects are developed in conjunction with a new an interdisciplinary space, the Digital Learning Lab, which operates at the intersection between traditional and digital practice for design, making and ideation. This summer’s programme focuses on design, technology and performance and this event marks the beginning of a launch series of experimental projects.

The pop up shops will feature unique works from Sina Sparrow, By Me, JPD Ceramics, Marcus Mitchell, Ann Marie Pena, Behind the X, IntoArt and more.

The event is curated by Caroline Stevenson, Lecturer in Cultural and Historical Studies at London College of Fashion.

Arcade East Launch is part of London Design Festival 2017.’

Image from Picnic at Tornado Sands by AE Hutch

Image from Picnic at Tornado Sands by AE Hutch

Hospitalfield – on a Sunday morning…

Hospitalfield – there’s something happening here…

Shoulder to Shoulder – FIELDWORK International Summer School co-programmed with Cicely Farrer and Gordon Douglas

Harp Celebration Day to mark the return of the newly renovated Erard Grecian Harp including talks and performances by scholar Simon Chadwick and harpist Sharron Griffiths.

Sculptural commission for the Picture Gallery by artist Simon Bedwell – Society.

Scones.

 

Some Press about Peter

Three mentions of Peter, and some ‘professor’…

ITV News, 

and

Outer Places 12 June 2017

and not forgetting

Cumbrian Crack (really) 26 May 2017

Peter (Screen Shot) Digital film 29:55, 2014, Jane Topping.

Peter (Screen Shot) Digital film, 30 minutes

Peter wins Best PKD Short Film at the 5th Annual Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival 2017

Peter wins Best PKD Short Film at the 5th Annual Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival 2017

Thank you to Dan Abella, the PKD crew and to all the filmmakers I met this week. A superb festival… I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe. No really, at one point I was surrounded by alien abductees…

Here’s a Facebook thang.

Now, how to wear those laurels..?

Peter in The 5th Annual Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival…update…

The full programme has been announced, and it looks fascinating

Peter screening details are: Monday, May 29, 2017, The Producers Club, THE COURTHOUSE THEATRE, 358 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036.

Full Programme here.

Peter (Screen Shot) Digital film 29:55, 2014, Jane Topping.

Cheers!

Peter in the Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival 2017

Peter will screen as part of the 5th Philip K. Dick Film Festival in New York this May. Get in!

The exact programme to follow…

Hospitalfield Summer Residency 2017

I’m incredibly excited to be taking up the Hospitalfield Summer Residency 2017.

Incredible artists to hang out with, in ludicrously glorious environs. There’s an fernery. There’s a chef. It’s possible to eat the greatest cheese toastie known to anyone on the dunes, visit a sink hole close to a cock in a forest and lounge on a chaise lounges near a top hat and Titian’s Flora (erm, I think).

Oh, and I’ll be making a new video too.

More about Hospitalfield here.

An artist, yesterday

An artist, yesterday

Turn right here…

Dirty Screen Shot

Dirty Screen (Horses) Screen shot!

Dirty Screen (Horses) Screen shot!

Thanks Dr Mark Wilson

ANTIPHON – Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2016, Kerala, India

Delighted to be involved with this exciting event:

Friday 3 March – Tuesday 7 March

LUX Scotland presents ANTIPHON, a series of five screenings bringing together a selection of Scottish artists’ moving image work and titles from the LUX collection.

Evolutionary Jerks & Gradualist Creeps
Friday 3 March

A screening of Duncan Marquiss’ recent documentary film Evolutionary Jerks & Gradualist Creeps (2016), which considers analogies and differences between the cultural and biological realms. Comparing the history of life within the fossil record with the evolution of popular music, the film takes patterns of evolution as cues for image-making and editing structures. This film is presented alongside Copy Errors, Marquiss’ curated programme of research material and archival films that informed the development of Evolutionary Jerks & Gradualist Creeps.

Duncan Marquiss
Saturday 4 March

A programme of films by artist Duncan Marquiss from the last nine years, revealing shifts in style and execution. This body of work ranges from the material experimentation of his flicker films, to recent documentary videos that stem from his interest in biology. Works include Late Cinema (2009), Midday (2011), Midgie Noise from Video Artefacts (2008) and Search Film (2015).

The screening will be following by a Q&A with Duncan Marquiss and Nicole Yip, Director of LUX Scotland.

Like Stroking a Shadow
Monday 5 March

A programme of films on perception and understanding, fiction and reality, truth and uncertainty, and the unexplained. Programme features Sarah Forrest, Again, it objects (2016), Jane Topping, Peter, (2014), Torsten Lauschmann, Crazy Paving, (2014), and Adam Lewis Jacob, Vision, (2016), (produced by Elizabeth Murphy).

BRIDGIT
Tuesday 6 March

A screening of BRIDGIT (2016), a new work by artist Charlotte Prodger, preceeded by three short animations by the late artist and musician Katy Dove, whose works conjure life as an irrepressible internal rhythm, as well as an external world of colour, music, birdsong, woodland and sky. Programme features Katy Dove, Fantasy Freedom (1999), Luna (2004), Meaning in Action (2013), and Charlotte Prodger, BRIDGIT (2016).

Eglantine
Wednesday 7 March

The Indian premiere of acclaimed artist and filmmaker Margaret Salmon’s debut feature film Eglantine (2016), an intimate and vivid account of a young girl’s real and fantastical adventure in a remote forest one evening. Shot on 35mm in various locations around Scotland, this film draws inspiration from a range of cinematic movements as well as wildlife documentaries to produce a lyrical and sensual portrait of a child’s eye perspective on the natural world.

ANTIPHON is presented alongside Analogy Loom, a video art workshop with Duncan Marquiss taking place as part of Kochi-Muziris Biennale from 2 – 5 March.

ANTIPHON and Analogy Loom are hosted by LUX Scotland, British Council and Kochi Biennale Foundation.

Peter (Screen Shot) Digital film 29:55, 2014, Jane Topping.

Peter (Screen Shot) Digital film 29:55, 2014.