Thursday 23rd May:
Thursday Film Room with Becky curating. 5pm Sleep Furiously -‐ Directed by Gideon Koppel (2008)
Three weeks of activity litters the space.
work is left to be done.
Friday 17th May:
The space remains open, Thursday Film Room becomes Friday (self curated) Film Room.
Work is done.
Saturday 18th May:
Phase 4 (final phase) of Nicole Bachmann’s sound piece is installed.
DGGNGNTHRTH activity continues (soup, prints, interrogation of objects) with various readings and performances occurring throughout the day including AAS, Aid & Abet, Caitlin Doherty, Dolly Dollycore, Verity Spott and a cast of dozens.
3PM Discussion Group Question is currently under research.
Then, AAS opening the closing event with the performance of:
The Infinite Drone Accumulator
at around 7:00pm.
Aid & Abet
Footprint Workers Co-Op
David Wayne Kasper
The Sitting Room University
Matthew J Spokes
23rd May 2013 -‐ Quiet Action
Main feature 5pm Sleep Furiously -‐ Directed by Gideon Koppel (2008)
Hand catching lead -‐ Created by Richard Serra (1968)
How to build an igloo -‐ Directed by Douglas Wikinson (1949)
The last shovel maker -‐ Directed by Jack Ofield (2006)
The cameraman has visited our town -‐ Directed by Tom Whiteside (1989)
The monument of big chief rolling mountain thunder -‐ Directed by Allie Light and Irving
Saraf (1983) http://www.folkstreams.net/pub/FilmPage.php?title=107
Welcome to Spiveys corner: The National Hollering Contest -‐ Directed by Kier Cline (1978)
The glass eye maker -‐ Directed by Tomas Leach (2010) http://vimeo.com/8320480
Ernest Wright & Son Ltd -‐ Making Sheffield Scissors -‐ Directed by Paul Martins Handmade
Go pro Sheep shearing with Nick King (2013)
Stewart Lee on university funding and the arts (2010)
Climb without ropes -‐ Waldo Etherington (2013)
3 minute wonder: Jeff Koons “Three Ball Total Equilibrium Tank” -‐ Directed by Mike Figgis
Hannah Arendt “Zur Person” (full interview)
Jim Henson on making puppets
Yesterday saw the second Saturday workshop of Landmark Seizures. Phase 2 of Nicole Bachmann's audio work began, and phase three was recorded live for those that saw it by Gareth Williams at around about 1pm. Various DGGNGNTHRTH activities continued. Drawings appeared. Also sculptures. Spinach and Stilton was uneaten due to lack of time or dietary restrictions. Bad Timing saved the day as Sitting Room University built their Raspberry Pi media hub. 3pm discussion was foreshadowed by torrential rain as the group discussed the SRU-posed topic "Should art create rational objective knowledge?" the full recording is available at archive.org here
Thursday Film Room
Curated by Becky and Gareth this is a quasi-curated semi-self-service moving image space.
Dialogue and action is built into the programme which is manually played from various media or on-line sites by one of the curators on Thursdays and by the viewer themselves or anyone else who happens to be in the space on Fridays and Saturdays. The programme and delivery is therefore subject to change with both dialogue and deviation being a natural process. The line-up on Friday might be significantly different from that of Thursday, or it might be exactly the same.
Becky and Gareth say this…
“For Landmark Seizures we have collated a three day film screening. Every Thursday the film room will have a “Feature” presentation, played at 5pm, accompanied by a selection of related films throughout the day. “The Enigma of Kasper Hauser”, “Haxan”, and “Sleep Furiously” are incredible, engaging, communicative works of art. As examples of a director using a film to “tell us something” they are first-class.
“Haxan” by Benjamin Christensen is probably one of the craziest films you will ever see. Shot in 1922 it is one of the first horror films. In its essence Haxan is a documentary about Swedish witchcraft and the subjugation of women by the church. Stop-motion, demonic animal costumes, lusty nuns and pervert priests all combine under Christensens` incredible cinematography to make a documentary unlike any other you will ever see. Christensen uses the craft of film making to fantastically transform the truth into a work of art. Literally one of the best films in the world.
“Sleep Furiously” by Gideon Koppel follows a year in the life of Trefeurig, a small farming community in Ceredigion. The film is an incredibly touching observation of village life. Possibly one of the least obtrusive, and yet intimate documentaries ever made.”
PROGRAMME (ALL FREE, SUBJECT TO CHANGE, WHETHER BY WHIM OR DISAGREEMENT)
9th May 2013 – Lifetimes
Andre Rubliev – Directed by Andre Tarkovsky
Possum Trot – The life and work of Calvin Black – Directed by Allie Light,
Irving Saraf Sometimes I Run: Stanley Maupin,
Sidewalk Flusher – Directed by Blaine Dunlap
The London Perambulator Directed by John Rogers
Hannah Arendt “Zur Person” (full interview)