26 Oct 2012 – 3 Nov 2012

Event times

7.30pm / 8.00pm (check website for event times)

Cost of entry

£20 / 18 all events (check website for individual event prices)


Bristol, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • Most city centre bus services stop within walking distance of Arnolfini. The nearest stops are at The Centre and Queen Square.
  • Arnolfini is a 15 minute walk from Bristol Temple Meads railway station. A taxi rank can be found outside the station.


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KODE9, MFO & MS. HAPTIC / RUSSELL HASWELL / KEVIN DRUMM / RAIME / EMPTYSET / VICKI BENNETT [PEOPLE LIKE US] / TAI SHANI / AURA SATZ / BEN RUSSELL / BUGBRAND / THOMAS ANKERSMIT AT ARNOLFINI, BRISTOL, 16 NARROW QUAY, BS1 4QA www.arnolfini.org.uk / 0117 917 2300 Taking place across four evenings in late October and early November, Visionary Kingdom explores the dark arts of cinema and music in a series of live shows, performances and screenings. The programme includes the UK premier of Kode9, MFO and Ms Haptic's live reworking of the late Chris Marker's iconic time travel film essay, La Jetée; Raime's (Blackest Ever Black) new live AV performance heading up an evening of subterranean experiments with the blueprints of club music which also features the acclaimed Emptyset project and Bristol's Bugbrand; the world premier of acclaimed cut up artist Vicki Bennett's first feature-length film The Zone, introduced by the artist, which draws out the strange parallels between two cinematic journeys into the dream zone, Tarkovsky's Stalker and The Wizard of Oz; a new cinematic live performance from artist Tai Shani for an audience wearing surround headphones; Aura Satz's new performance for 16mm, Reubens Tube (an antiquated flame-based sound-wave projector) and live musicians, soon to debut at the Tate Oil Tanks; powerful improvised elecronics from cult electronic / noise / improv artists Russell Haswell (UK) and Kevin Drumm (USA)… Friday 26 October, 7.30pm RUSSELL HASWELL performs his OSCILLOGRAPHICS SET, with KEVIN DRUMM & THOMAS ANKERSMIT. Thursday 1 November, 8pm KODE9, MFO & MS. HAPTIC perform HER GHOST: AN HOMAGE TO CHRIS MARKER'S LA JETà‰E, AURA SATZ performs IN AND OUT OF SYNCH & BEN RUSSELL 16mm films TRYPPS 1-7 are projected. Friday 2 November, 7.30pm TAI SHANI performs AND OF THE BRIMMING FREEZE FRAME & VICKI BENNETT [PEOPLE LIKE US] introduces THE ZONE. Saturday 3 November, 8pm RAIME, EMPTYSET & BUGBRAND perform live.


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