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ISEA 2015, Vancouver

Sunday, July 19th, 2015

Gulliver - video still generated from NASA lunar mapping dataThe annual ISEA event (International Symposium on Electronic Arts) is taking place in Vancouver this August, and I’ve been lucky enough to be selected to present new work at one of the Demonstration sessions. I’m going to be showing work in progress of a film which I’ve been making as part of my Creative Wales project, Gulliver. I’ve been working closely with ‘creative practitioner’ Harrison Banfield (JaguarMin), who’s been composing the soundtrack.

If you’re heading out to ISEA please do drop me a line, or come along to the session (Disruption: Generative Art – Tues Aug 18th at Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, Simon Fraser University).

 

 

Pickle Line at Fourth Wall 2014

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

Demolition of the Pickle Line, Ebbw Vale, March 2004. Image courtesy of Ebbw Vale Demolition TeamI’m going to be installing Pickle Line for this autumn’s excellent Fourth Wall Film Festival, and part of the equally spectacular Cardiff Contemporary. The installation will be running from 23-25th October at the main festival venue on Wood Street. (Panopticon, 6 – 7 St. Davids House, Wood Street, Cardiff CF10 1ER ).

The project was commissioned for the 2012 festival but never came to fruition due to technical issues, which we’ve hopefully ironed out this time around!

Lots more information and the full festival programme on the festival’s website: http://www.4wfilm.org/

Bogey Road on BBC Wales

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

BBC Wales have posted an article about The Bogey Road project on their website, including a clip of one of the Ffos-y-fran/1984 Miner’s Strike sequences. The article is here:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/southeastwales/hi/people_and_places/arts_and_culture/newsid_8922000/8922440.stm

Update: The film in it’s entirety is also now available in the Project section.

‘The Bogey Road’ Premiere

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

Still from Ffos-y-fran/Miner's Strike sequenceA new short film, The Bogey Road will be premiered at St Aidan’s Church, Butetown, Rhymney, Caerphilly NP22 5QH on Thursday 12th August 2010 from 3.00pm. The premiere will be combined with the unveiling of Simnai Dirdro (Twisted Chimney) by artist Brian Tolle. The unveiling will start at 2pm just to the north of the village.

The Bogey Road is a short film, which uses archive, found and ‘orphan’ film, to create a series of vignettes that bring the archive into a sometimes uncomfortable collision with the present.

The commission was to make a short film in and around Butetown, an unfinished ‘model’ village built to house iron workers in the 1820’s, in the Upper Rhymney Valley, Caerphilly, just off the A465 Heads of the Valleys road. Using archive and found moving image material, the film replays moments from the archival footage in locations which resonate, or jar with, the original material. The process required working closely with local residents, filming in people’s homes as well as pubs, churches, the Prince Charles Hospital in Merthyr Tydfil and the Ffos-y-fran land reclamation site at Cwmbargoed.

The original footage was contributed by local residents and historians, Chapter Video Workshop, the National Screen and Sound Archive of Wales and the Archive at BBC Cymru Wales.

For further information and press images please contact: Senior Project Manager, Emma Price at Safle on Tel No: 0845 241 3684 E-mail: emma.price@safle.com

Download The Bogey Road Press Release

Archive Film Night

Thursday, September 18th, 2008

You are invited to an evening of films from the National Screen and Sound Archive of Wales. The films were all shot in the Rhymney Valley or South Wales Valleys between the 192o’s and the 1970’s. Commentary by historian Huw Williams.

Thursday 20th November 2008
7 – 9.30pm.

St Aidan’s Church, Butetown, Rhymney, NP22 5QH

Highlights include:

  • Ferndale Carnival – amateur footage from a 1926 Carnival, held in aid of the ‘Distress Fund’ for striking miners’ families.
  • Washing Day – a home movie about domestic life in Bargoed in the 1950’s.
  • Eastern Valley – a 1937 documentary about a social experiment in which unemployed miners form a co-operative to grow their own food.

The screening forms part of a project by artist Stefhan Caddick, who has been commissioned by Caerphilly County Borough Council and Safle to make a short film in and around the Butetown area.