Here are few of the pieces you should expect to see..
The hue of Yellow, 1999
One of Kapoor's most impressive pieces is Syayambh, (a Sanskrit word meaning self-generated) is a celebration of wax and engineering. Embedded on tracks, this massive block squeezes its way through the gallery doors, leaving traces of itself in tiny piles along the floor. Doesn't it just say "touch me" all over it?!
Just a friendly reminder that our screening of Ben Wheatley’s feature length film “Down Terrace” is happening tonight.
Written and directed by Ben, the film follows the story of a small crime family marking their decline with one final, violent blow out. Down Terrace has been collecting huge plaudits, winning Best British Film at Raindance Film Festival and Best Film at Fantastic Fest in the US.
And as if that wasn’t enough, we’ll also be screening the UK Premiere of Mr. Foley, a short film by Blinkink legends DADDY.
The night will be taking place at:
19-21 Great Marlborough Street, W1
So if you haven’t already, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Snimky is filled with evocative images of everyday life. The photographers come from as far as China, Russia and Venezuela. The most interesting part about Snimky is how each issue is created.
This is Snimky
A seasonal photography zine. A number of disposable cameras are mailed to seven photographers. Within the same week, all cameras are both used and returned to Great Britain. A zine is assembled with a selection of photos from each camera. A series of slow self-published issues appear occasionally at Donlon Books, or near a hundred coffee meetings. The latest edition of all four issues will be available by the end of November at Donlon Books, published through Household.
Heres a teaser for the new modern toss live action project. Directed by yours truly.
Online through the EIFF website at www.edfilmfest.org.uk/submissions
Download a form from the EIFF website and mail it to us
Via Withoutabox at https://www.withoutabox.com/login/1360
The 64th EIFF will take place from 16 - 27 June 2010 in Edinburgh. The Festival is internationally regarded as a focus for discovery, a celebration of cinema, a centre of debate and a catalyst for new films. EIFF is committed to screening high quality new short and feature film and video work in all genres from around the world.
Please note all submitted films should be no more than 12 months old by June 2010 and EIFF requires at least UK premiere status.
Earlybird: Monday 14 December 2009
Regular: Monday 1 February 2010
Late: Monday 15 February 2010
Can you believe it?! Dougal Wilsonian is going on an epic bike ride to Copenhagen to raise money for Re~Cycle: Bicycle Aid For Africa! It's all very exciting and for a worthy cause. Puts a smile on my face to think of Dougal pedaling across europe in his uber cool rain gear. Aw bless!
In his own words...
"Myself and two other friends have foolishly decided to cycle the 260 miles
to Copenhagen (via a north sea ferry!) to make our voices heard at The UN
Climate Summit in Copenhagen, and to raise money for both
Re~Cycle: Bicycle Aid For Africa, and Friends of the Earth. It's an
attempt, in our own small way, to raise awareness of the importance of the
Summit and the desperate need for a meaningful climate deal before it's too
Re~Cycle: Bicycle Aid For Africa's mission is to collect secondhand
bicycles and ship them to Africa. They distribute bikes and teach riders the
skills to repair and maintain them. Their bikes also help health/AIDS
workers reach remote villages and even provide an ambulance service in
In Britain, millions of bikes are thrown away or lie unused in sheds, whilst
many people in Africa have no access to transport of any kind. Walking can
take up-to 4 hours per day (collecting water, or walking to school). The
burden can cripple a family, hampering work and education opportunities. A
bicycle cuts travel time to a fraction, even carrying passengers and heavy
loads. Bikes give families the extra time to earn, learn and enjoy life."
If you'd like to sponsor Dougal, please click here
'How to Learn What Happens in the Natural Order of Things'
'The Milky Way'
'Invasion of Everything that was Restrained'
Dougal shot this video for Adam Buxton. His weird and wonderful creation may be terrifying, but he can certainly carry a tune. Nutty Room is a song from the perspective of a movie-style disturbed nutbag, and is considered one of the best songs ever written (if the list of the best songs ever written were to include every song ever written). It originally featured in Song Wars on Adam & Joes BBC 6Music radio show.
Moray McLaren – We Got Time (Lash Records)
Director: David Wilson
Producer: James Bretton
Prod co: BlinkInk/Colonel Blimp
Commissioner: Bart Yates
Best Telecine in a Video
TK: Paul Harrison at Moving Picture Company
Paolo Nutini – Candy (Atlantic)
Producer: Georgina Filmore
Prod co: Colonel Blimp
Best Indie/Alternative Video
Department of Eagles – No One Does It Like You (4AD)
Directors: Patrick Daughters and Marcel Dzama
Exec Producer: Lana Kim
Prod co: The Directors Bureau
Commissioner: Simon Halliday
Directed by Bison (aka Dave Bullivant and Owen Silverwood) and produced by Blinkink's James Bretton, you can read more about their technique here.
"We were really keen on making a gritty, abstract performance video. So we set to work with magnets, screwdrivers, VHS tapes and a host of other techniques: We made an initial edit and played this back through a £3 TV we picked up at the local market, and 'manipulating' it with a screwdriver allowed us to flutter and flicker the image on screen. We'd also bought an industrial strength magnet and used that to distort and twist the picture on itself. We made several runs through the track in this way before playing everything out to VHS (with obligatory stomping and scrunching)".
Started taking pictures as a teenager.
Hasn't done anything else since, and doesn't want to.
At the moment he resides and works in Helsinki, Finland.
Where's the Ville Varumo photography book? We need to see more of him.
Some of his photographs have the distinctive Scandanavian look - they could be stills taken from a Roy Andersson film, one of which is a must see! (below)