Focus Left

The Arches presents

Focus Left

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.