Thursday November 16th, 6pm, The Old Market, £5
It’s time to get some shuteye, but be prepared to have some weird and wonderful dreams. From strange abstract moments, to things we long to do in our lives.
A SAFE PLACE TO REST
Graham Busby and Arty Party, 4mins 28secs, UK
Graham Busby created ‘A Safe Place to Rest’ in the wild woods of wales with live accompaniment from folk duo Deuair. The solo was produced through two weeks of creative retreat exploring responses to these beautiful and wild surroundings. The solo echoes Graham’s restlessness and inner desire to find a safe place to rest.
Kirsty Griffin and Viv Kernick, 5mins 54secs, New Zealand
As the social butterfly of Amy Street, the fun-loving, theatrical Celeste spends her days surrounded by friends and flatmates. On the occasions where she needs some alone time, she enjoys setting herself up in her beautiful room, and watching back episodes of her favourite soap operas. At times the lines between reality and fantasy can become a little blurred.
Jacinta Blaxland, 50 secs, Australia
A symbolic story of the birth and death of an idea, exploring these themes through contrasting ink animals and wonder.
Natalie Kennedy, 5mins 36secs, UK
A creative dance piece created with DanceSyndrome; no words, the dancers say it all with their movements and expression. The film shows the healing power of dance for a group of learning disabled performers and their collaborators.
DRUMMING IS LIKE THUNDER
Alyx Duncan and Touch Compass Dance, 3mins 31 secs, New Zealand
“Let’s dance, let’s sing, let’s do a show!” ‘Drumming is Like Thunder’ encapsulates Duncan Armstrong’s passion for performing. It presents his showmanship and determination to defy the bullying behaviour of some. Through movement, song and storytelling Duncan shares his dream of performing in the top cities around the world.
Iskender Koekce and Barner 16, 3mins 26secs, Germany
In this music video and audio-visual poem diversity connects. Actors of “Meine Damen und Herren” meet artists of “Hajusom”; the music made by Barner 16 meets the pictures captured by 17 Motion.
Craig Simpson, 5mins 30secs, UK
Dancer and choreographer Craig Simpson works through a deep embodiment and physicality, feeling, intuiting, and improvising in the moment. In this work, he invites 6 men to join him and share in his dream-like presence and quality. They each want something he has when dancing, they want to inhabit his place.
Shadowlight Artists, 3mins 24 secs, UK
Influenced by the great masters of landscape paintings, the artists imagine themselves as characters within living landscape paintings.
MAN WITHOUT DIRECTION
Johannes Stjärne Nilsson, Pelle Öhlund & Nina Jemth, 14mins 49secs, Sweden
When his car breaks down in the middle of nowhere, Dante finds himself more lost than ever. He finds a shabby hotel only to discover that it’s impossible to check out. A dark, surrealistic journey with black comedy inspired by Dante’s Inferno.
Stuart Quinn, 3mins, UK
A poignant study on how noise pollution affects us, and how an art space such as a cinema can offer respite from everyday urban city life.
Lola Danon, 5mins 05secs, UK
“Where am I? Sometimes I wonder if I’m really here. I have the power from one second to the other to completely disappear. My physical body, my box is in the real world. My mind is far away in another dimension, escaping, travelling in an invisible world.”
Back to Back Theatre’s Theatre of Speed, 3mins 55 secs, Australia
If we weren’t here, we’d be in Hollywood. What makes dance political? ‘RADIAL’ captures the beautiful idiosyncrasies of a community in motion, re-imagining the spectacle of dance, exploring what it truly means to be embodied.
Barner 16, 3min 10 secs, Germany
Stille Vann is an inclusive music project under the umbrella of the artists collective Barner 16, Hamburg. The film is based on ideas of the musicians working with fine artist, Annette Wirtz.
Sharif Persaud, 3mins 46 secs, UK
As writer-director Sharif Persaud journeys along a coastal footpath, he describes what it means to have autism while all the time wearing his favourite celebrity mask. He finally arrives at his destination where he comes face to face with his alter-ego.