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landmark seizures // week 4 // provisional programme


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.

Also includes:

AAS Group

Aid & Abet

Bad Timing

Nicole Bachmann


Caitlin Doherty

Dolly Dollycore

Frances Donnelly

Amy Feneck

Footprint Workers Co-Op

David Wayne Kasper

Soloman Lamb

Beatriz Olabarrieta

Gino Saccone

The Sitting Room University

Matthew J Spokes

Verity Spott

Bea Turner

Gareth Williams

Becky Whitmore



Thursday Film room (play along at home version)

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
Revolution       (2013)

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
(2009)       http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=YUroYPadQv8
Hannah       Arendt       “Zur       Person”       (full       interview)

Jim       Henson       on       making       puppets

landmark seizures // workshop #2 // saturday 11th may // report



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

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Thursday Film Room

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.

“The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser” by Werner Herzog is a particularly moving film. The true story of a man who was kept in a cellar for the first 17 years of his life. It asks us what the use is of a human being. Well intended people try to teach Kaspar their logic, philosophy and religion, but Kaspar shows up the limitations of such rationalism.

“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.”




9th May 2013 – Lifetimes

Main feature 5pm The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser – Directed by Werner Herzog

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

16th May 2013 – Underneath

Main feature 5pm Haxan – Witchcraft through the ages – Directed by Benjamin Christensen (1922)
Dance for a chicken: the Cajun Mardi Gras – Directed by Pat Mire (1993)
People who take up Serpents – Directed by Gretchen Robinson, Stan Woodward (1974)
Tales of the Supernatural – Directed by Sharon R Sherman (1970)
Werner Herzog eats his shoe – Directed by Les Blank (1980)
Le Sculpteur Express – Directed by Segundo de Chomón (1970)
Mark Landis father philanthropy – Directed by Terri Timely (?)
Minatur Wunderland – Director unknown (2012)

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)
Welcome to Spiveys corner: The National Hollering Contest – Directed by Kier Cline (1978)
The glass eye maker – Directed by Tomas Leach (2010)
Ernest Wright & Son Ltd – Making Sheffield Scissors – Directed by Paul Martins Handmade Revolution (2013)
Go pro Sheep shearing with Nick King (2013)
The turning of the kite – New British Art (2010)
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 (2009)

Hannah Arendt “Zur Person” (full interview)