View from Cockforest

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!

Free Fire

The new Ben Wheatley/Amy Jump film is so well written, there’s not a bullet that doesn’t count. Hilarious too. The only downside for me is genre, but that’s a personal thing, init. When there’s a Wheatley/Jump American high school film out…

Free Fire Trailer but don’t watch this before you get to the pictures…

Interview here.

       

Twilight City, 1989

Made for Channel 4, Black Audio Film Collective’s Twilight City is the absolute, no question, stand-out work at the CCA’s The Sky is Falling show. Get along, get comfy and watch it all…

Trailers for three other Black Audio Film Collective works here.

Blade Runner 2049

Here’s the trailer.

Here’s an nme article.

It looks like it’s a geekfest of refs – Officer K indeed! I’m excited though.

Men – in the future.

Berlin Report

Ably assisted by the students of University of Cumbria Institute of the Arts, I saw some things in Berlin. A man walking a pig, for instance.

I also saw a lot of art ‘n’ that. One post only, as you’ll be familiar with the itinerary…

Along with the big work by big lads, the Hamburger Bahnhof had a magnificent Adrian Piper show on, The Probable Trust Registry: The Rules of the Game #1-3, (numbers one and two, nosey) and the usual strip of belters (including Thomas Schütte, Pipilotti Rist and Isa Genzken/Wolfgang Tillmans).

The Bauhaus Archiv remains intact, this week showing loads of images of lassies in shorts, lassies on stairs, lassies doing gymnastics (the odd male Bauhaus student was photographed too, mostly in their suits strangely: ah, they were different times) and there is a show by Jasper Morrison too. He gives good fork.

Buchholtz Galerie was looking wealthy, I don’t think we need to worry about them, but my favourite bits of the current show, full of favourites (inc. Trisha Donnelly and Mark Leckey), were actually the photos by Hervé Guibert. A bit of the PR blurb: The writer and photographer Hervé Guibert travelled to Japan in 1984 for the newspaper Le Monde to visit Akira Kurosawa on the set of his film Ran. Despite the title of these photographs – “Tournage Ran II & III” – these two are the only known prints that Guibert made from this visit. They show extras on the film set in soldier costumes as they doze or rehearse poses in a wooden fortress.

Loads going on at KW Institute of Contemporary Art. Hanne Lippard’s audio piece Flesh was the stand out for me.

At C/O was Watched! Surveillance, Art & Photography which was a little like a mini Electronic Superhighway, including the ubiquitous Hito Steyerl (I just can’t get enough, it’s fine) and a brilliant but too wee installation by Meriç Algün Ringborg, Doppelgänger, from Which No One Will Ever See, 2012.

Cindy Sherman was at SPRÜTH MAGERS. If you like this sort of thing? asks SM, and I do.

The Jewish Museum had on Cherchez la Femme, which included lots of wig info – you know I love that. And that space, the one that gives your body a tiny inkling. More on the building here.

Tschüss!

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 orangery. 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.

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

More about Hospitalfield here.

An artist, yesterday

An artist, yesterday

Turn right here…

One Day in the Life of Andrei Arsenevich

I’m spending a bit of this day in my life being wowed by Marker’s essay on Tarkovski.

Trailer here.

Marker’s rushes of Sacrifice here.

Whole film in French here.

Chris Marker, 1999

Chris Marker, 1999

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.