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“The best Blade Runner sequel is Peter by Jane Topping.” Matt M. Lloyd

I thought I was done and dusted with Facebook, and then Matt, director of the Glasgow Short Film Festival, posts this smashing endorsement of Peter.

I’m hoping my new video, working title Peter 2049 of course, will turn out to be the best Blade Runner sequel sequel.

Thanks Matt!

http://glasgowfilm.org/glasgow-short-film-festival

 

 

 

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