Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Saturday 26th May at Chinese Arts Centre in Manchester

Last Saturday Chris led a workshop at the Chinese Arts Centre in Manchester and despite the blazing and irregularly hot weather for the notoriously rainy city there were some dedicated participants.

 Our youngest and most productive customer was Adnan, aged six who is pictured here. Thanks to Lou Hargreaves, Elizabeth Wewiora and Gass Pendergast for having us.

In other news, the Music Video mentioned in the last post - directed by Chris is now public as viewable in the link below.

Kelvin will also be creating another site specific installation at Late at Tate Britain this Friday with Simon Little in co-ordination with the rest of the work based on the theme of Migration. Exciting times!
Here's a video of their previous event at Tate Modern back in May...

Lastly, Maria shot and edited this video for the Art Auction event entitled NOW & FUTURE: JAPAN organised in aid of ASHINAGA, a Tokyo-based charity providing long-term financial, educational and emotional support to disaster-affected orphans. Take a look:

Friday, May 18, 2012

Saturday 26th May at Chinese Arts Centre in Manchester

Unravel returns to Manchester on Saturday 26th May at the Chinese Arts Centre in the Northern Quarter area of the city to compliment their current exhibition 'Sixty Minute Cinema' which is a six week changing video programme. As ever, we will create, manipulate and screen a 16mm film made entirely by participants during the three hour workshop which runs on a drop-in/drop-out basis between 2 and 5pm. Chris will be leading the workshop.

Other events to look out for this week in Manchester include FutureEverything , our friends Optic Film Screenings and Swing Ting clubnight to whom Chris has just directed a music video and who's trailer is available here
You can also finish off the the saturday night by watching the Eurovision Song Contest, we'll be cheering for Greta Salóme, the Icelandic entry this year - Chris worked with her in his residency in Skálholt in 2010 and she took part in the pre-Unravel workshop session written about here (our first entry on this blog, no less)...Good luck Greta

Last tip of the week, if you are lucky enough to find a screening of Ben Rivers' Two Years at Sea (all shot and self-processed on Kodak Plus-X Black and White 16 mm Film stock) still playing at a cinema near you and need the extra push to go see... here's the push.

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Artists' Cine Club at FACT in Liverpool

On Tuesday 8th April, Chris will be presenting work and talking about Unravel at the event  Artist Cine Club: Cellu-loko! organised by Kate Murphy alongside presentations by Dave Griffiths and our very own Joanna Byrne who will be performing her excellent expanded cinema performance 'Cleanse, Tone, Moisturise, (Conceal)'. The event is free although booking is recommended. Be great if you can make it...

This was a great event and massive thanks to Kate Murphy and Omar Kholeif for making this happen. Excellent work on show from Dave Griffiths too. Liverpool was great for us once again and many thanks to everyone who attended. 
Whilst we are namedropping - make sure to attend Omar's excellent curation at the Cornerhouse for his long awaited Subversion show - it's an aptly titled and very relevant exhibition that genuinely has something to say - not to be missed.