Usurp Zone5 Film Exhibition

14 Aug 2015 – 17 Aug 2015

Event times

3pm to 6pm

Cost of entry


Usurp Art Gallery

London, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • West Harrow tube Metropolitan line - 2 mins walk to gallery. 20 mins from Baker Street.
  • Harrow on the Hill - 10 min walk. 15 mins from Euston.

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In darkness, the aura flickers and an immersive sonic environment is created for a visual and aural extra sensory experience. Exploring avant-garde filmmaking, hand crafted cinema techniques and a cacophonous post-internet art style, this ambitious exhibition presents some of the best of international current image making. 41 artists and filmmakers are exhibiting at the Usurp Art Gallery in NW London.


Think – abstract, absurd, activist, animated, asemic, clandestine, collage, conceptual, cut-ups, environment, experimental, glitch, graffiti,  graphic, identity, kinetic, outsider, paracinematic, performance, plunderphonic, poetry, radio, rebellious, scores, sci-art, scratch, silent, sonic, subterranean, subversive, surreal, synesthetic, typographic, video art…The exhibition features:

Films that explore the perception of family memory, such as artist and lecturer, Sally Waterman's 'Against' with a score by Donna Mckevitt based on Derek Jarman’s writing to Melanie Menard's 'Ghost House' shot in abandoned houses in Ireland.

Films that celebrate sound and perception, such as Japanese artist, Eisuke Yanagisawa's 'Ferry Passing', with it's unprocessed field recordings using an Aeolian Harp made by the filmmaker and installed on an uninhabited island, to Canadian filmmakers, such as James Pomeroy's 'Framestore', an experiment in colour, rhythm and movement inspired by the Free Jazz compositions of Ornette Coleman.

Films that are handcrafted, such as the film 'The Rapture' by British artist Michael Fleming, a frame by frame hand manipulated 35mm celluloid collage film, to Spanish filmmaker, Hernán Talavera's 'You won’t come back' a haunting, poetry film based on a poem by Alfonsina Storni, from his book ‘Poems of Love’ written in 1926.

Films that play with appropriation and plunderphonics, such as 'Tape Loading Error' by Sandra Araújo based in Portugal, that uses the imagery of Magritte’s surrealist paintings and subverts the visual culture of video games and Canadian filmmaker, Clint Enns's 'Let Me ASMR You' that explores the curious sensual world of ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response), inducing sounds from videos that proliferate on You Tube.

Supported by Usurp Art, Film London, Film Hub London, BFI Audience Network, no.w.here, NEC

Against - Sally Waterman
Avalanche - Michael Fleming
Behind the screen - Saravana Selvam, Ben - Kuesti Fraun
Cablewall - Shunsaku Hayashi
Can We Dance for Me? - Onyeka Igwe
Catalysts and Aftershocks - Jessica J Giacobbe
Circuit Bent Megadrive Rewire by Psychiceyeclix - Damian Lintell-Smith
Disciplinary Institutions - Melanie Menard, Dragway - Adam H. Marchand
Drink Sky On Rabbit's Field (Lost Control) - Arnont Nongyao 
Escrituras - Scott Fitzpatrick
Everything makes love with the silence - Hernán Talavera
Eye of the Dawn Lost found - Nazare Soares
Fag - Scott Fitzpatrick
Familiar Taste: A Prayer - Karl Waugh
Ferry Passing - Eisuke Yanagisawa
Framestorm - James Pomeroy
Garden of Stone - Sasha Waters Freyer 
Ghost House - Melanie Menard
Gridlock - Morgen Christie 
Int - Gabriel Rud 
L'envol - Hajime KIMURA  
Let Me ASMR You - Clint Enns 
Mist - Allan Brown
Mme Andalou - Aline Helmcke 
Nonobjective Cinema - Blanca Rego
Nyan Cat (Psycho Cat) - Mauricio Sanhueza.
Parallel Botanies - Shunsaku Hayashi
Picture Particles - Thorsten Fleisch 
Portrait of Cecilia - Maura Wendelken 
Post-Panoptic Gazing - Michael Wood
Shhh - Alice Boutell
Stillness - Aline Helmcke
Tape Loading Error - Sandra Araújo
The Rapture - Michael Fleming 
Those Drawn Alive - Jukka-Pekka Jalovaara 
Trapped Between Frames - Nazare Soares
Untitled (Translation 1) - Graham Dunning 
Within - Natália Azevedo Andrade 
You won't come back - Hernán Talavera  


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