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).