MIMC at Alchemy 2018

MOVING IMAGE MAKERS COLLECTIVE

Tickets: Free, ticketed event
HAWICK FILM & VIDEO GROUP, 8 CROFT ROAD, HAWICK

SATURDAY 5 MAY 2:00pm – 3:10pm
SUNDAY 6 MAY 6:00pm – 7:10pm

A selection of work from the Moving Image Makers Collective, a dynamically evolving group of film and moving image artists who are based in the Scottish Borders.

* Members of the Moving Image Makers Collective will be present for a Q&A.

WHITE POINT

Annette Philo/Dorothy Alexander / 4m 2s / 2017 / United Kingdom / European Premiere

A deer makes his appearance through a white point. The film explores the crossover between the technical process of recording image and sound and the expressive gestures which emerge, when both are combined with the spoken word. While filming in Hermitage Castle in the Scottish Borders, the white point was set on my iPhone camera and the exposure dialled in and out, using the touch screen. The Scottish writer Dorothy Alexander, gave her response to this material, in her native Scots tongue. The subsequent recording of her performance inhabits the film produced. When filming with a digital camera, the white point, is the digital reference to the available light.

Poem in Scots:
“Hart cut solid in licht
sliced mortared moss
and ticht-built stanes
till een stepped oot wi blades”

Translation:
“Hart cut solid in light
sliced mortared moss
and tight-built stones
till eyes stepped out with blades”

Biography/Filmography
Annette Philo is represented by the gallery jaggedart, in the West End of London and has screened films in London and Birmingham. Her recent work is in digital media and Video. She works on her films digitally to enhance colour and engineer sound, in order to construct the image presented. The work is influenced by the philosophy of Jean-Francois Lyotard. In ‘Discours, Figure’, Lyotard states, that his book “is on the side of the eye”. The films explore, the ‘Figural’ space which opens between the visual experience and the systems of language, which identify it.

Dorothy Alexanderhas lived and worked all her life in the Scottish Borders. An enthusiastic proponent of found techniques and visual poetry, she has a Ph.D. in Creative Writing from the University of Glasgow. In 2002 she won the Macallan/Scotland on Sunday Short Story Competition. Her debut novel, The Mauricewood Devils, was published by Freight in 2016.

http://www.dorothyalexander.co.uk

THERE’S ALWAYS SOMETHING

Kerry Jones / 3m 37s / 2017 / Scotland / World Premiere

An image of Woolworths circa 1970 is deconstructed and abstracted with words from a Mark Fisher lecture mixed and disjointed with a random raver, a shopper and windows. This film is part of an ongoing project Nobody Speak: Digital Twitch. Elements of it have been part of recent installations in 2017: Talbot Rice Gallery; Embassy and Alchemy Film & Arts all have created more layers of abstraction, sound and deconstructed meaning. This new edit is specifically as a single channel film and so presents a very different, focused viewing experience.

Biography/Filmography
I am a multimedia artist based in Scotland whose practice incorporates film; sound; archive; manipulated still images & site-specific interactions. My recent work comes from an interest in appropriating and deconstructing image, sound and narrative – digital twitches that disrupt time and narrative.

http://www.kezzajones.co.uk

EVE

Jane Houston Green / 2m 10s / 2017 / Morocco / World Premiere

Throughout time there have been so many references to this fruit and perhaps it started with Eve and the loss of paradise. Newton did not watch a plum fall to the ground, William Tell never shot at a pear and Snow White was not enticed with a juicy mango!

Biography/Filmography
Jane has worked extensively in dance and theatre in a number of countries across the world. She is now bringing those skills and the eclectic experiences of her past to explore and develop new ideas in film. She has already had work shown at a number of film festivals, had her first solo exhibition in 2017 and was pleased to be chosen for the Alchemy Film Residency in Morocco.

WILL YOU GO WITH ME, MARY?

Nicoletta Stephanz / 2m 35s / 2018 / United Kingdom / World Premiere

Dream….or nightmare?

Biography/Filmography
Nicoletta Stephanz creates sensory environments with her voice, electronic and traditional instruments, and through treating found objects, combining sound with aromatherapy, live film, and fengshui. She has performed and recorded with a variety of musicians and artists including Gong, Daevid Allen, Edward Ka-spel/The Legendary Pink Dots, The Damned, Galactic, and members of Acid Mothers Temple.

PERILOUS

Dorothy Alexander / 1m 40s / 2017 / Scotland / World Premiere

A filmpoem remembering night terrors.

Biography/Filmography
Dorothy Alexanderhas lived and worked all her life in the Scottish Borders. An enthusiastic proponent of found techniques and visual poetry, she has a Ph.D. in Creative Writing from the University of Glasgow. In 2002 she won the Macallan/Scotland on Sunday Short Story Competition. Her debut novel, The Mauricewood Devils, was published by Freight in 2016.

http://www.dorothyalexander.co.uk

TAJINE

Narda Azaria Dalgleish / 14m 38s / 2017 / United Kingdom / World Premiere

Tajine’s story is an ecologically pertinent adaptation of the Saharan Erg Chebbi dune legend. It also draws broadly on various myth and fact in Biblical, Historical, Archeological and Ecological catastrophe sources.

Biography/Filmography
Narda is a British poet, moving image and installation artist based in the Scottish Borders. She explores ways to deliver explicitly manners of being found in the implicit realm of self-discovery, as no less important partner to the imagery captured in the visible physical world. Narda is an active member of the Moving Image Makers Collective (MIMC) based in the Scottish Borders. She is also a member of the Edinburgh Artists’ Moving Image Critical Network.

https://www.nardadalgleish.com/

CORRE FOC

Patrick Rafferty / 2m 50s / 2017 / United Kingdom / World Premiere

Corre Foc, Barcelona, end of summer, 2017, while watching this, an elderly lady tugged on my sleeve. Amid the chaos, she took great pleasure in telling me – “This is not Spanish, it is Catalan.” After the terror attack on Las Ramblas earlier in the year, there was a real sense of the people of the city reclaiming the streets – filling the streets with fire, passion, inviting the “devils” through the gates of hell and greeting them with smiles.

PFIESTERIA

Nicoletta Stephanz / 15m 46s / 2017 / United Kingdom /

Biography/Filmography
Nicoletta Stephanz creates sensory environments with her voice, electronic and traditional instruments, and through treating found objects, combining sound with aromatherapy, live film, and fengshui. She has performed and recorded with a variety of musicians and artists including Gong, Daevid Allen, Edward Ka-spel/The Legendary Pink Dots, The Damned, Galactic, and members of Acid Mothers Temple.

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