The Arches presents
Thu 8 Sep 2011 | 7pm | £4/£3
A short film night celebrating home-grown and experimental shorts. Expect film which combines live performance, soundscapes and a heady injection of video art.
Lined up this month is:
// Jonathon P Gibbon: Into the Shadow
A modern twist on the classic black-and-white film noir, using a mix of existentialism, Jungian psychology and the language of dreams. The audience delves into the inner world of a detective as he tries to solve the muder of a young men, confronting his own inner demons. Acclaimed actor Tam Dean Burn provides live narration.
// Panagiotis Mavros & Charalambos Krekoukiotis: Ceremony 273.749
According to UN estimations, around 270, 000 people in Europe today are victims of human trafficking. This meditative piece of video art explores human trafficking as a silent and tormenting ritual leaving indelible marks on its victims.
// Rose Hendry: 5 Short Films
Bird Bath, Bolt, Chips & Cherryade, Glacé Cherry and Egg & Fag: A visually rich collection of micro-narrative shorts, combining the visual elegance of film and the grubbiness of ordinary domestic life. Egg & Fag has recently been shortlisted for the Aesthetica Magazine Short Film Competition.
// Luxury Car
Exploring complex lyrical themes with warmth and poetry, Luxury Car are an electronic duo combining electronics, archive footage and vocals to create work to get lost in. Having been compared to Boards Of Canada, Errors and The Knife, the second album When I Was Good was released to critical acclaim and repeated BBC radio play.
// ZMO Productions: Optimistic 9
A pure soul attempts to find her path away from someone who’s been entirely corrupted.
Dreamt up in Tokyo and finished in Madrid a year later, Optimistic 9 premiered at this year’s Cinefringe Festival in Edinburgh. ZMO Productions won the Palme Dewar 2009 short film competition in 2009 and were finalists in Kevin Spacey’s Triggerstreet Online Film Festival, amongst other achievements.
// Sarah Tripp: Move Mood
An 8-minute video art piece documenting the non-verbal communication between children at a fancy dress party, with a live score by Nichola Scrutton.
Move Mood has been screened at X-Ray at the Persevence in London, Diversions Film Festival and Edinburgh Filmhouse, as well as at the Artists Film & Video at the BBC in association with the National Gallery of Modern Art and the Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art.
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“Where can you see tomorrow’s work today? The answer is The Arches.”
Producing and presenting risk-taking work from local and international artists and companies, the building has boasted performances over the past two years from Derevo, The TEAM and Taylor Mac, hosted the National Review of Live Art and New Territories festivals and seen blistering performances from boundary-pushing artists and companies such as John Moran, Adrian Howells, Ontroerend Goed and Quarantine as part of 2010’s BEHAVIOUR festival, our annual celebration of the live experience.
The Arches is also Scotland’s leading provider of support for emergent artists and performance practitioners, providing a year-long programme of opportunities including Artist in Residence programmes and our two annual awards, Platform 18: New Directions and the Brick Award, as well as showcasing raw work from homegrown talent such as Nic Green and Rob Drummond in Arches LIVE, our annual festival of brave new work.
Our dedicated Creative Learning programme offers even further-reaching opportunities for development across a broad range of social groups, with events ranging from urban music production course Tigerstyle and the newly launched Arches Community Choir, to mentoring schemes, professional development projects and off-site performance work with diverse social groups.
Words from Jackie Wylie, The Arches’ Artistic Director, following the tragic death of Adrian Howells:
“All at The Arches are devastated by the loss of Adrian Howells this week. He was our Artist in Residence and The Arches was his creative home. But more than that, he was a dear friend and companion in life to many of us here.
So many would say that there truly was no one like him, who personified love, generosity and the deepest type of empathy and desire to understand those lucky enough to have met him. With great humour he was able to create an instant connection with anyone he encountered. He was able to translate this desire to nurture and connect into his performance practice and in doing so leaves behind not only an incredible and influential body of work but a multitude of audience members across the world who have in some way been transformed by these encounters.
He supported, encouraged and was at the heart of an entire community of artists in Glasgow who will miss him terribly.”