The film works shown in this screening explore a variety of techniques: sound visualisation, hand painting, abstraction, animation, video feedback, found footage and collage.
Ian Helliwell’s experimental documentary Practical Electronica focuses on the work of FC Judd (1914-1992), an important and previously untold link in the history of early British electronic music. Helliwell works on film using hand painting, bleaching, scratching and stop motion animation and uses similarly 'hands-on' working methods in his electronic music and club performances. Jeff Keen (1923–2012) was a pioneer of experimental film, a maker of rapid-fire animations, multiple screen projections and raucous performances. Artwar, made in 1993, is a refined and punchy series of films where the sound of explosions and gunfire smack against images of Keen’s strident performances at home and out painting at the local tip. Jacco Olivier creates short animations drawn from his paintings. Enigmatic and experiential, his films move in and out of abstraction as they reveal the traces and decision-making of the painting process. CAST Film Club screens three works each less than four minutes in duration: Pay de Flore, Stumble and Wood. Nairobi-born American artist Wangechi Mutu makes film using animated collage. Her work The End of Eating Everything characterises the earth as avatar, the persona of a black woman experiencing loss and abjection.
Join us before the screening for CAST Café food from 6.30pm, something hot and something sweet for £6. Film Club is a free event and there is no need to reserved a place.
Programme curated by Kelly Taylor.