Sunday, October 20, 2013

Guy Sherwin - 11 films from 'Short Film Series'

Projection Rooms is pleased to be screening a programme of 11 films from 'Short 
Film Series' by Guy Sherwin between the hours of 12 and 4.30pm on Saturday 30th November and Sunday 1st. The work is part of an ongoing film project by Guy Sherwin which began in 1975

'The series is held together by certain formal considerations: each film is three minutes long, i.e. the length of a roll of 16mm film, all films are b/w and silent, and the order in which they are shown is flexible. Apart from this there is a range of imagery from portraiture to still life to travel. The films operate on the border between movement and stillness, revealing their inner logic through an active engagement in looking.
For the exhibition I have made two DVDs from the 16mm originals, one with 5 films and the other with 6 films. Thus the connections between the films are always changing.
A DVD of 34 films from Short Film Series is in production with LUX, to be released late 2013'. Guy Sherwin

A bit about Guy Sherwin: Films have been included in 'Film as Film' Hayward Gallery 1979, 'Live in Your Head' Whitechapel Gallery 2000, 'Shoot Shoot Shoot' Tate Modern 2002, 'A Century of Artists' Film & Video' Tate Britain 2003/4. His work is
 in the collections of Cinematheque Francaise, Tate Gallery, British Council, BFI, and distributed by LUX London, Lightcone Paris, Film-Makers Co-op New York and Canyon San Francisco.

Watch an interview with Guy here

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Lamp Posts by Riccardo Iacono 9th and 10th November

Projection Rooms is pleased to be screening a selection of video works from Riccardo Iacono's ongoing project, Lamp Posts.

Captured using mobile phones, the videos range from one second to a couple of minutes duration and follow the artist's experience of everyday situations, such as walking to the corner shop, travelling on the underground and using the bathroom.

Screenings will take place on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th November between the hours of 12 and 4.30pm. The programme will be looped and lasts 45 minutes.

Riccardo Iacono (b. Blackburn, 1969) is a British artist working with film, video, digital media, performance, photography, collage, painting and installation. He studied Painting at Glasgow School of Art (1988-91) and Electronic Imaging at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art (2000-1).

His work has shown widely including:  Channel 4 (1997/9); A Century of Artists' Film in Britain, Tate Britain (2003); and European Media Art Festival, Osnabruuck (2007). Solo shows include: Ice in The Freezer, Pleasure Dome, Toronto (2003); From Memory, Kino Oko, Prague (2005); Love Songs From a Dark Body, La Enana Marron, Madrid (2005); The No Show, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester (2007); This Orientation, Summit Gallery, London (2013).

Thursday, August 15, 2013

One Minute Volume Seven

Screenings of One Minute Volume 7, a programme of artists moving image curated by artist film maker Kerry Baldry will be looped and  screened between 12 and 4pm on Saturday and Sunday 26th and 27th October.  

This programme is the latest in the series of One Minutes compiled by Kerry Baldry
and includes work by : John Smith, Rose Butler, Tony Hill, Steven Ball, Alexander Costello, Leister/Harris, Kayla Parker and Stuart Moore, Louisa Minkin, Claire Hope, Max Hattler, Guy Sherwin, Steven Woloshen, Lynn Loo, Lumiere and Son, Tansy Spinks, Gary Peploe and Peter Nutley, Eva Rudlinger, Michael Szpakowski, Zhel (Zeljko Vukicevic) , Matthias Kispert, Stuart Pound, Sellotape Cinema, Alex Pearl, My Name Is Scot, Kerry Baldry, Esther Johnson, Marty St. James, Nicki Rolls, Katherine Meynell, Chris Paul Daniels, Riccardo Iacono, Edwin Rostron, Martin Pickles, Grant Petrey, Annabel Dover, Kelvin Brown
still from Similitudes & Latitude by Eva Rudlinger
image: still from Gargantuan by John Smith

Monday, August 12, 2013

Film and Video by Kerry Baldry, October 2013

Film and video by Kerry Baldry will be screening at The Projection Rooms on Saturday and Sunday 5th and 6th October between the hours of 12pm and 4.30pm. 

Kerry Baldry is a Fine Artist, a graduate from Middlesex University who went on to study film and video at Central St. Martins. Her first commissioned film was to make a one minute video for BBC2’s One Minute Television which was broadcast on The Late Show - a joint collaboration between BBC2 and The Arts Council.

Since the 1990's she has continued to make work primarily with 16mm film (edited in-camera) and more recently video and has had screenings and exhibitions worldwide including the big screens in Liverpool, Lux Open at The Royal College of Art, Rotterdam Film Festival. Directors Lounge Berlin, the ICA, OUTVIDEO Video Arts Festival Russia, Casoria Contemporary Art Museum Italy, Furtherfield gallery London, FACT Liverpool and Welcome to the Treasuredome - a London 2012 Cultural Olympiad by the Sea programme in Weymouth (to name but a few places).

Her work is broadly based around the human condition - the inevitability of isolation, concerns with meaning, freedom and mortality. Recurring major themes and elements  include identity, alienation, anxiety, representation, mortality and memory and there is a sustained interest in state intervention and political oppression.
These poignant and visceral films interrogate what it means to be free through the use of formality, abstraction, sound and interwoven visual metaphors. Techniques including repetition, pixilation and superimposition are employed in films such as PUNCH and BOOT in which human actions powerfully evoke relentless violence. Other films draw attention to the representation of things and have been described as ethereal, engaging and mysterious.

Her films are in the collection of The Lux, British Artists’ Film and Video Study Collection and sculptures in the collection of The David Roberts Art Foundation.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

'Projection Rooms' opening in October 2013

A new gallery space called Projection Rooms is opening at the back of The Museum of Club Culture at 10 Humber St., Hull in September 2013. The gallery, situated in Hull's artistic and cultural quarter - the old fruitmarket, will screen moving image by international artists.