“I dreamt…” recordings by The Wonder Club

This series of recordings were created by participants of The Wonder Club during a workshop delving into “the vision scene” and the depiction of dream elements in magic lantern slides, employing techniques like double exposure and superimposition.

Participants selected 35mm found slides, overlayed and transformed them creatively through direct interventions like drawing, painting and scratching. They were then prompted to write and record an interpretation of the resulting image as a dream vision, beginning with the phrase “Last night I dreamt that…”

Visit the Days of Wonder exhibition at Hove Museum of Creativity between 4th May and 1st Sept 2024 to see the prints created by participants of The Wonder Club. Click here to read more about the exhibition.

Sophie’s Dream

Peggy’s Dream

Michael’s Dream

Evie’s Dream Again

Charlotte’s Dream

Artists in Days of Wonder exhibition at Hove Museum of Creativity

Annis Joslin
echo

An egg, top hat, clothes pegs, bird cage and a line of rope – these are just a few of the objects that inhabit the world of echo. In a multi-channel video installation projected across and above the museum cabinet, these objects exit the confines of the film’s original narrative into different realms of time and space.

The objects take on an energy of their own, activated by different hands or animations, playfully shifting, mirroring each other in a dance, turning inward and outward. Accompanying this visual journey is a soundtrack crafted through the digital processing of ASMR-style recordings, capturing the tactile sensations of the objects being manipulated and interacted with.

echo reanimates the objects and actions depicted in some of the early films made by Brighton and Hove’s film pioneers, tapping into the spirit of innovation in digital video collage, utilizing imagery and sounds generated during participatory public events and a workshop with The Wonder Club.

echo presents videos in both monochrome and purposefully intense, digitally-processed green and red, paying homage to George Albert Smith’s 1906 invention of Kinemacolor. 

The artist would like to thank all participants for their rich and valued contributions to the making of aspects of this work. 

Annis Joslin is an artist and filmmaker with a collaborative approach, making work through conversations and participatory encounters with others. She adopts drawing, animation, photography, performance, collage, storytelling and video into and lens-based work. Annis has shown work in the UK and internationally with screenings, exhibitions and projects with organisations including People United, The Fine Arts Film Festival California, Phoenix Art Space Brighton, The Royal College of Physicians, The National Trust, Tate Exchange, The Women’s Library, and The Walker Art Gallery Liverpool. 

Connor Turansky
Reimagining the Archive

From traditional brick-and-mortar institutes to modern digitized collections, the ways we record and document human traces continue to evolve. As archival processes are updated with technological advances, the relationship between preservation and authenticity can change and refocus.

This project explores the relationship between traditional and ‘high-tech’ practices and how they can be combined to explore new archival processes. This series of three pop-up books using augmented reality and paper engineering act as playful, accessible interventions.

The term ‘metaverse’ is often used to describe the convergence of physical and virtual spaces. Persistent ways of sharing, documenting and learning. These digital facsimiles have the potential to be the ‘new’ way of exhibiting and archiving, but can still be hindered by the same limitations of past recreational techniques.

Perhaps these novel pop-up books can be their own contribution to the metaverse, existing as both physical and digital archives; of not just an object,but a glimpse into the historical wonderment of experiencing something unexpectedly new.

Scan the image inside each of the three cabinets to access the augmented reality content for each book inside..

1. Brooker Hall
2. Motion
3. Colour

Connor Turansky is a visual artist and educator. Combining photographic methodology with various mediums: mixed reality, paper engineering, electronics and projection mapping, he builds interactive experiences, create worlds to be explored and designs mechanical contraptions.

Sapphire Goss
Mechanical Marvellous

Collaging archive material from Screen Archive South East with newly shot footage, Goss builds a phantasmagoric world travelling through time, space, colour and dimensions. 

Mechanical Marvellous is viewed both by looking up and down. Peering into the hand-crafted rosewood and brass box creates an intimate ‘analogue VR’ experience. Simultaneously, the image seems to mysteriously emanate from the box up onto the ceiling.

Inspired by proto-cinematic techniques such as stereography and the kinetoscope, the work also explores the pioneering work on early colour cinematography happening in Brighton and Hove at the turn of the 20th Century. This includes hand-tinting/toning and the split colour filter techniques of Kinemacolor. Using custom-made prisms and filters on hand-wound clockwork cine cameras, Goss shot new footage around Brighton & Hove on expired 8mm and 16mm Kodachrome, developed using a non-chemical coffee-based developer.

The work reanimates the archive and obsolete technologies, creating new work permeated by layers of time, light, chemicals and memories. It makes links between the cameras and optical devices on display here and modern technology in general. When so many of our devices are seemingly impenetrable black boxes, what might these mechanical marvellous processes tell us about how we see, document and tell stories about the world around us, and how we might shape the future.

Sapphire Goss works with moving image, photography and other lens-based methods. Using obsolete technologies and unexpected materials, she creates chimerical work that grows, lives and decays beyond the surface, frame edges and the looking glass of the image. Goss’ work has been shown widely in exhibitions and events including the Barbican, Tate Exchange, By Art Matters Hangzhou, Fermynwoods Contemporary, Milton Keynes Art Centre, East End Film Festival, and Maysles Centre, New York.

Bella Okuya
I Wonder

I Wonder is a single-channel digital video response to Bella’s residency with Brighton and Hove’s filmmaking archives and her research into the unseen figures in early filmmaking history. Bella’s approach involved trying to unearth representations of  diverse, marginal figures, such as women, queer communities and people of colour. The artist found these representations to be hidden, unknown, or unavailable.

I Wonder symbolises Bella’s attempt to intersect past, present, and future into early filmmaking history in Brighton and Hove, by directly positioning herself into the visual frame, bringing living, breathing visibility to what doesn’t exist, while creating space and time to imagine.

Bella Okuya is a London-born and based interdisciplinary artist working across moving images, writing, and sound. Her artistic focus primarily involves centering the inner landscapes of diverse communities by blending elements of fiction with poetic imagery. She is interested in exploring tensions and frictions between spaces, places, power, and wellbeing in society, particularly in relation to marginalised groups. Her work is underpinned by the pillars of sound, silence, and spirituality. Bella has an MFA in Photography from Parsons School of Design, The New School, New York, on a Fulbright All Disciplines Award and she is a member of the British Art Network Emerging Curators group, researching French and British film and moving images related to narratives around the black diaspora and abjection. 

The Wonder Club and Chahine Fellahi
Visions

A short film was collaboratively created by young people with artist Chahine Fellahi in response to watching films selected from Screen Archive South East’s extensive early film collection. The concept emerged during a Wonder Club workshop focused on “the vision scene” and other early techniques developed by film pioneers of the Brighton School. The vision scene was frequently employed to convey subjective experiences – such as dreams, memories or hallucinations—using innovative techniques such as superimposition and double exposure. Young people were tasked with creating their own “vision” by selecting a film clip and interpreting it in a performative way. The resulting interpretations were compiled into a series of film “visions,” utilising a circular frame reminiscent of the formal approach often seen in vision scenes. This circular framing technique pays homage to the style of circular double exposures seen in films like George Albert Smith’s “Santa Klaus.”

“Last night I dreamt that..” 


This series of prints were crafted by participants of The Wonder Club during a workshop delving into “the vision scene” and the depiction of dream elements in magic lantern slides, employing techniques like double exposure and superimpositions. Participants selected 35mm found slides, overlayed and transformed them creatively through direct interventions like drawing, painting and scratching. They were then prompted to write and record an interpretation of the resulting image as a dream vision, beginning with the phrase “Last night I dreamt that…”

The Wonder Club is a creative programme for young people aged 13 – 18 years interested in experimental filmmaking and visual arts.

Led by artist Chahine Fellahi this monthly meetup explores early filmmaking, fusing analogue and digital, rekindling the spirit of discovery, enchantment and innovation reminiscent of the Hove Film Pioneers.

The Wonder Club 2023/24 are:
Evie, Peggy, Araminta (Minty), Amber, Meadow, Rosana, Rowan, Arthur, Charlotte, Sophie, Juliana, Kitty-Rose and Michael

Chahine Fellahi is an artist-filmmaker and facilitator based between London and Casablanca. Working across analogue and digital processes, her practice revolves around the politics of archives, exploring relations and borders between the materiality of media and the making of memory. She is the co-founder of Kimiã, a collective dedicated to experimental practices in film, photography, and media arts. She has delivered participatory projects with diverse audiences in collaboration with institutions such as the Cinematheque of Tangier, the Arab British Centre, and Mosaic Rooms in London.

The Wonder Club team is Louise Conway and Zoe Montgomery.

Days of Wonder is produced by Corridor and videoclub in partnership with Brighton & Hove Museums and Screen Archive South East with support from Arts Council England and National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Days of Wonder exhibition at Hove Museum of Creativity

An eye peers out from the centre of a circle on a black background with red and green circles floating over shimmering water lit in red and green.
Sapphire Goss, Mechanical Marvellous, 2024 (film still)

Celebrating the magic of early cinema and filmmaking and its spirit of creativity and innovation, Days of Wonder is an exhibition of new work inspired and influenced by the remarkable film and media collections held at Hove Museum of Creativity and Screen Archive South East. Days of Wonder is part of Brighton Festival 2024.

Corridor and videoclub have commissioned artists to work with the collections, resulting in an exhibition of new artworks, installed as interventions in the permanent exhibition galleries at Hove Museum of Creativity. The artists in Days of Wonder are Sapphire Goss, Annis Joslin, Bella Okuya and Connor Turansky. The exhibition also includes work by young people who have been participating in The Wonder Club, led by artist Chahine Fellahi.

Find out more about the artists in Days of Wonder by clicking here.

To listen to the “I dreamt…” recordings by The Wonder Club, click here.

Venue address: Hove Museum of Creativity, 19 New Church Road, Hove BN3 4AB
To see the location on a map click here.
Opening days and times: Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10am – 5pm.
Exhibition dates: 4th May to 1st Sept 2024.
Free to visit.
For more information about Hove Museum and accessibility click here.

Days of Wonder is produced by Corridor and videoclub in partnership with Brighton & Hove Museums and Screen Archive South East with support from Arts Council England and National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Opportunity for ages 13-16: The Wonder Club monthly workshops for young people

Photo: Zoe Montgomery from The Wonder Club – reworking 16mm film

The Wonder Club is a creative programme for young people interested in experimental filmmaking and visual arts. 

Explore early filmmaking and try out experimental moving image processes with artist Chahine Fellahi. Fuse analogue and digital and rekindle the spirit of discovery, enchantment and innovation that marked the early days of filmmaking.

Develop new arts skills, learn more about Hove Museum’s film and media collection and discover the innovations of the Hove film pioneers.

This is an exciting opportunity to experiment with techniques that led to contemporary filmmaking and contribute to exhibitions and events that will be taking place for the wider programme called Days of Wonder

Dates and venues

Each session will run from 11am – 4pm at Hove Museum of Creativity, New Church Road, Hove

Saturday, 13 April
Saturday, 4 May
Saturday, 8 June
Saturday, 13 July
Saturday, 10 August
Saturday, 14 September

Book your place

Register and book your place by clicking here.

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Both Sides Now 9 – UK & Hong Kong screenings

Still from Zizi & Me – Anything You Can Do (I Can Do Better) by Jake Elwes.

Both Sides Now 9: Generations is a curated programme of international film & video examining the creative and cultural implications of AI on a global scale.

Humanity stands at the brink of a new era of automation, poised for a profound transformation. The latest advances in artificial intelligence (AI) are revolutionising our way of life. Both Sides Now 9 delves into the subject using video artwork from Hong Kong, the UK and internationally, delving into the intricate interplay between generative technology and creativity.

Both Sides Now 9 includes a programme by international artists: Chan Ka Chi 陳家智, Doreen Chan 陳泳因, Lau Wei 劉衛, Jake Elwes, Paul Trillo, Axl Le and Jonas Lund.

Curated by videoclub and Videotage, with support from Arts Council England and Hong Kong Arts Development Council.

FILM PROGRAMME

Jake Elwes, Zizi & Me – Anything You Can Do (I Can Do Better), 2020, 4:55 mins
Jake Elwes, Making of the Zizi Show, 2021, 6:19 mins
Paul Trillo, Jacques – ‘Absolve’, 2023, 4:43 mins
Axl Le 乐毅, The Journey, 2020, 3:49 mins
Axl Le 乐毅, The Patient, 2021, 1:38 mins
Axl Le 乐毅, A hundred Varieties of Life, 2021-22, 2:40 mins
Jonas Lund, The Future of Something, 2023, 13:41 mins
Chan Ka Chi 陳家智, Reconstructed, 2022, 3:59 mins
Doreen Chan 陳泳因 HalfDream, 2021, 5:38 mins
Lau Wai 劉衛, The Dome, 2023, 1:50 mins

SCREENINGS

VIDEOTAGE, HONG KONG as part of Art Basel Hong Kong
Date and time:
20 March, 12pm
Address: Videotage, Unit 13, Cattle Depot Artist Village, 63 Ma Tau Kok Road, To Kwa Wan, Hong Kong
Tickets: Free to attend
Access: Films are subtitled. Videotage is an accessible space for wheelchair users.

ESEA CONTEMPORARY, MANCHESTER
Date and time:
25 April, 6:30pm
Address: 13 Thomas St, Manchester M4 1EU
Tickets: £5 / CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR TICKET
Access: Films are subtitled. esea contemporary is an accessible space for wheelchair users.

FABRICA GALLERY, BRIGHTON
Date and time: 30 April, 6pm doors and bar, 6:30pm screening
Address: 40 Duke St, Brighton, Brighton and Hove, Brighton BN1 1AG
Tickets: £3.50 / CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR TICKET
Access: Films are subtitled. Fabrica is an accessible space for wheelchair users.

THE HORSE HOSPITAL, LONDON
Date and time:
Thursday, 9 May, 7pm doors and bar, 7:30pm film screening
Address: The Horse Hospital, Colonnade, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 1JD
Tickets: £3.50 / CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR TICKET
Access: Films are subtitled. The Horse Hospital is an accessible space for wheelchair users.
Travel: Nearest underground: Russell Square (Piccadilly line) / Bus: 7, 59, 68, 91, 168, 188


關於彼岸觀自在 About Both Sides Now

Both Sides Now is a tactical programme partnership between Videotage (HK) and videoclub (UK). Which uses contemporary and historical film and video work to explore developments within the culture and society of Hong Kong, China, the UK, and beyond.

Selected 14 UK screening tour

Selected 14 brings a thought-provoking programme celebrating diverse filmmaking talent to your screens this Spring.

Still from Wakanda Forever by Divine Southgate-Smith, 2021

Selected 14 is a collection of diverse, surprising, and provocative new films by early career artists. The artists are nominated by the artists shortlisted for the 2023 Film London Jarman Award: Ayo Akingbade, Andrew Black, Julianknxx, Sophie Koko Gate, Karen Russo, and Rehana Zaman.

The programme includes work by artists Rohan Ayinde, Darryl Daley, Syd Farrington, Kneed – Ishwari Bhalerao and Leonie Rousham, Peter Millard, Morisha Moodley, Harmeet Singh Rahal, Jame St Findlay and Divine Southgate-Smith.

Produced by videoclub and Film London Artists’ Moving Image Network. Supported by Arts Council England and Film London.

PROGRAMME

Rohan Ayinde, Bury the Evidence, 2:17, 2022
Darryl Daley, Youlogy / No Ghost, 9:37, 2023
Syd Farrington, Descent, 6:00, 2023
Kneed – Ishwari Bhalerao and Leonie Rousham, Limits of Looping, 03:42, 2021
Peter Millard, Please Let Me in, 2:09, 2022
Morisha Moodley, you are a thing which even angels desire to look into, 4:06, 2024
Harmeet Singh Rahal, The Time Traveller, Faiz, 4:24, 2023
Jame St Findlay, Watching Over Me, 5:41, 2020
Divine Southgate-Smith, Wakanda Forever, 10:30, 2021

SCREENINGS

Fabrica, Brighton

Date and time: Wednesday, 17 April 2024 at 6pm doors and bar, 6:30pm screening
Price: £3.50
Address and info: Fabrica, 40 Duke Street, Brighton BN1 1AG / www.fabrica.org.uk / 01273 778646
Tickets: BOOK TICKETS BY CLICKING HERE

Nottingham Contemporary

Date and time: Wednesday, 24 April 2024 at 6:30pm
Price: FREE
Address: Nottingham Contemporary, Weekday Cross, Nottingham NG1 2GB / www.nottinghamcontemporary.org / 0115 948 9750
Tickets: FREE ENTRY – BOOK TICKETS BY CLICKING HERE

CCA Glasgow

Date and time: Tuesday, 30 April 2024 at 7pm
Price: FREE
Address and info: CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3JD / www.cca-glasgow.com / 0141 352 4900
Tickets: FREE ENTRY – BOOK TICKETS BY CLICKING HERE

John Hansard Gallery, Southampton

Date and time: Thursday, 16 May 2024 at 6pm
Price: FREE
Address and info: John Hansard Gallery, 142-144 Above Bar St, Southampton SO14 7DU / https://jhg.art / 023 8059 2158
Tickets: FREE ENTRY – BOOK TICKETS BY CLICKING HERE

Falmouth University (organised by CAST)

Date and time: Thursday, 16 May 2024 at 6pm
Price: FREE
Address and info: School of Film & Television, Falmouth University, Penryn Campus, Treliever Road, Penryn TR10 9FE / CAST website 
Tickets: FREE ENTRY – no booking needed

Royal College of Art, London

Date and time: Tuesday, 4 June 2024 at 6pm screening
Price: FREE
Address: Gorvy Lecture Theatre, Dyson Building, Riverside, 1 Hester Rd, London SW11 4AN
Tickets: FREE ENTRY – BOOK TICKETS BY CLICK HERE

Full details with ticket links to follow. Join our mailing list to get alerted of dates and ticket info release.

Produced by videoclub and Film London Artists’ Moving Image Network. Supported by Arts Council England and Film London.

videoclub is an artists’ moving image platform showing artists’ work across the UK and internationally. We support artists through curated programmes, engaging the public through screenings, exhibitions, talks, residencies, and commissions. www.videoclub.org.uk

Film London Artists’ Moving Image Network (FLAMIN) supports London-based artists working in moving image, working in partnership to deliver a comprehensive programme including production award schemes, regular screenings, talks and events, as well as the prestigious annual Film London Jarman Award. www.filmlondon.org.uk/flamin

Days of Wonder screening & talk: The Wonderworld of the 19th Century

Image: Muybridge & Spirit Photograph, Brighton & Hove Museums

DAYS OF WONDER EVENTS IN HANGLETON & KNOLL

Days of Wonder is a new heritage project dedicated to exploring the film & media heritage of Brighton & Hove. As part of it, three special screenings wil take place in Hangleton of archive films exploring experimentation and technique, with talks by Dr Frank Gray, former Director of Screen Archive South East.

Screenings will take place at Oasis Christian Fellowship Hall in Hangleton on 21 February, 5 June and 2 October 2024. Delivered in partnership with Hangleton & Knoll Project’s 50+ Film Club.

Screening information, February 2024

Date and time: 1:30-3:30pm, 21 February 2024
Venue: Small Hall, Oasis Christian Fellowship Hall, Hangleton Way, Hangleton BN3 8EQ – click here to a see a map.
Price and tickets: Free, no need to book. Places are aimed at people aged 50+ in Hangleton & Knoll.

Days of Wonder screening & talk: The Wonderworld of the 19th Century

The 19th Century was an era of wonder and spectacle. It saw the invention of three technological marvels – photography, the magic lantern and film – and the arrival of a magical world that featured phantasmagorias, dissolving views, thaumatropes, panoramas, phenakistiscopes, daguerreotypes, carte-de-visites, stereographs, spirit photography, chronophotography, phonographs and animated photographs.

These new and very modern technologies were used to explore the nature of vision, movement and time and they enabled the creation of immersive multi-media entertainments. An important centre of this new culture was Brighton & Hove. It had photographic studios along the seafront, theatres and music halls dedicated to popular spectacle and it attracted millions of visitors each year. This talk introduces this fascinating history of wonder.

DAYS OF WONDER

Screenings are part of Days of Wonder a three-year project produced by Corridorand videoclub in partnership with Brighton & Hove Museums with support from The National Lottery Heritage Fund, Arts Council England and Screen Archive South East.

Wonder Lab long-weekend of free art experiments at Hove Museum, 10-12 February

Images from archive films on a light box with coloured gels
Image credit: Zoe Montgomery

Come join artists experimenting with Brighton & Hove’s film and media collections

Four visual artists are making artworks inspired by Brighton & Hove’s cinematic past. Here’s your chance to experiment with them ahead of the work being exhibited at Hove Museum of Creativity in May.

Visitors can meet the artists and collaborate in activities designed to engage audiences with extraordinary archives, celebrating our filmmaking heritage and discover gems from pioneers based in Brighton, Hove and Shoreham at the birth of the film industry.

Venue: Hove Museum of Creativity, 19 New Church Road, Hove BN3 4AB
Time/dates: 10am – 4pm between 10 and 12 February 2024
Free to enter and take part. No need to book.

The commissioned artists, Sapphire Goss, Annis Joslin, Bella Okuya and Connor Turansky will be working with materials from luminaries such as George Albert Smith and James Williamson, who lived and worked in Hove and started making films in the 1890s. They both made great advances in filmmaking, including editing techniques, the close-up, use of locations and sets, and developing film narratives.

We hope the imaginations of our Wonder Lab visitors will be sparked by the spirit of innovation embodied in the collection and we can’t wait to see the resulting creations!

Wonder Lab is part of Days of Wonder a three-year project produced by Corridor and videoclub in partnership with Brighton & Hove Museums with support from The National Lottery Heritage Fund, Arts Council England and Screen Archive South East.

Watch Selected 13 online 01 – 07 December 23

A south Asian woman sits at a dining table lit by pink light and candles

Selected 13 is a thought-provoking programme celebrating diverse filmmaking talent.

Selected 13 full programme was available from 12pm, 01 December to 6pm, 07 December 2023. The trailer is now showing in place of the full programme.

Selected 13 is a collection of diverse, surprising, and provocative new films by early career artists: Aqsa Arif, Ella Frost, Dan Guthrie, Hannan Jones, Hussina Raja, Evita Remy-Benn, Daisy Smith, and Mina Heydari-Waite. The eight artists were nominated by the artists shortlisted for the 2022 Film London Jarman Award: Jamie Crewe, Onyeka Igwe, Grace Ndiritu, Morgan Quaintance, Rosa-Johan Uddoh and Alberta Whittle.

Programme of work:

Evita Remy-Benn, SUGAR, 2023, 1:34 mins
Ella Frost, What You Love Too Much to Lose, 2021, 11 mins
Daisy Smith, (Dirt), 2020, 3:01 mins
Mina Heydari-Waite, 33 Seeds, 2022, 7:02 mins
Dan Guthrie, black strangers, 2022, 8:13 mins
Hussina Raja, Station, 2022, 7:39 mins
Hannan Jones, Dear F…, 2023, 6:29 mins
Evita Remy-Benn, SUGAR, 2023, 1:34 mins
Aqsa Arif, Spicy Pink Tea, 2022, 12:25 mins

Produced by videoclub and Film London Artists’ Moving Image Network. Supported by Arts Council England and Film London.

videoclub is an artists’ moving image platform showing artists’ work across the UK and internationally. We support artists through curated programmes, engaging the public through screenings, exhibitions, talks, residencies, and commissions. www.videoclub.org.uk

Film London Artists’ Moving Image Network (FLAMIN) supports London-based artists working in moving image, working in partnership to deliver a comprehensive programme including production award schemes, regular screenings, talks and events, as well as the prestigious annual Film London Jarman Award. www.filmlondon.org.uk/flamin

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videoclub X MARTIN GOYA BUSINESS – Screening in Beijing, 15-16 Dec

videoclub & MARTIN GOYA BUSINESS (Hangzhou) present a series of short films by UK artist filmmakers in Beijing on 15-16 December.

The selected works are inspired by and created using technologies commonly employed in videogame development, such as game engines and 3D rendering. From delving into cyborg ontology to exploring queerness in science fiction, we invite you to join us on a journey into the boundless world of the digital age through these hyperrealistic films.

The event is held at The Groundless Factory in Beijing and is the finale event of Dreamy Place in 2023.

The films in the programme include:

  • Clifford Sage, Where’s My Stick?, 2017, 4:20 mins
  • Ben Dawson, I express myself best in silence, 2022, 6:08 mins
  • Jean Baptiste Castel, Camera.1, 2019, 8:21 mins
  • Megan Watson, The Air in Cyberspace, 2022, 3:20 mins
  • P1nk Poodle, Queer Theory Saved My Life, 2023, 4:20 mins
  • April Lin 林森, TR333, 2021, 10 mins

The Groundless Factory, Beijing

Date and time: 8pm on Friday, 15 December to 6am on Saturday, 16 December 2023 (looped screening)
Address: The Groundless Factory, 5 Zuigongfen, Chaoyang District, Beijing, Post Code: 100025 / 莫须有工厂, 中国北京市朝阳区醉公坟5号, 邮政编码: 100025

Curated and produced by videoclub and MARTIN GOYA BUSINESS. Supported by British Council Connections Through Culture Grant Programme 2023 and Arts Council England.


Call for expressions of interest from artist-curators to be future Dreamy Place curator

Thomas Buckley and GUAN, Only a Few Find the Way, 2023 – photo credit: Rosie Powell

videoclub is searching for an Artist-Curator to work with us on the next Dreamy Place Festival, to co-curate and deliver the festival with us.

We are inviting expressions of interest to be Artist-Curator for Dreamy Place Festival in 2024. The selected Artist-Curator will work closely with the core Dreamy Place team to develop the festival vision and programme with communities and partners.

Dreamy Place embraces new ideas, experimentation and alternative presentations of work. We are planning to deliver Dreamy Place Festival in two locations in 2024 – with one part in Crawley (early October) and the second part in Brighton & Hove (end of October). The Artist-Curator will collaborate with us to develop the programme, working with the team and local partners to deliver exhibitions, workshops, events and activities. The programme will range from local creative talent and practitioners to international artists.

Dreamy Place is a festival of art, creative technology and digital culture – it builds upon the 12-year legacy of Brighton Digital Festival, which it is an iteration and evolution of. We are planning to focus on AI and creativity for the 2024 edition – this is open for discussion and development with the Artist-Curator.

SUBMISSION INFORMATION AND DEADLINE

See the full artist brief for expressions of interest by clicking here. Please read the brief before applying, as the brief has a description of the role, which we ask you to respond to in the application form.

If you are interested in being considered for Artist-Curator for Dreamy Place in 2024, please submit a short expression of interest (500 words maximum, plus your CV and weblinks to your work) by clicking here and completing the Google Form.

Deadline for submissions: 12pm, Monday, 18 Dec 2023

Dreamy Place 2023 partners and supporters

Call for expressions of interest from artists – Days of Wonder

Photo of activities at The Wonder Club including colourful transparents and textured images laid on top of a lightbox giving them a rich glow.
Credit: Annis Joslin (photograph from The Wonder Club)

videoclub and Corridor invite expressions of interest from artists wanting to work with us on Days of Wonder through labs, exhibitions, commissions and workshops.

Days of Wonder is a three-year programme exploring the filmmaking heritage of Brighton & Hove and Shoreham using contemporary art, filmmaking, research, and exhibition.

Days of Wonder offers several opportunities for artists to be involved, including via: 

  • Workshops – both as guests and leaders
  • Exhibitions, interventions and commissions
  • Residencies and labs

We want to hear from artists interested in one or more ways of being involved in the above. And to hear about your experience, and to know how you would like to engage with the opportunity to work with us and the history of filmmaking in Brighton & Hove and Shoreham.

To find out more click here to read the full artist brief and for the link to the expression of interest form. Deadline for submissions: 12pm, Monday, 18 Dec 2023.

Days of Wonder celebrates the magic of early cinema and filmmaking and its spirit of creativity and innovation. Days of Wonder is produced by Corridor and videoclub in partnership with Brighton & Hove Museums and Screen Archive South East with support from Arts Council England and National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Opportunity for ages 13-18: The Wonder Club monthly workshops for young people

Credit: Zoe Montgomery

A new creative programme for young people interested in experimental filmmaking and visual arts starting this November. 

Explore early filmmaking and try out experimental moving image processes with artist Chahine Fellahi. Fuse analogue and digital and rekindle the spirit of discovery, enchantment and innovation that marked the early days of filmmaking.

Develop new arts skills, learn more about Hove Museum’s film and media collection and discover the innovations of the Hove film pioneers.

This is an exciting opportunity to experiment with techniques that led to contemporary filmmaking and contribute to exhibitions and events that will be taking place for the wider programme called Days of Wonder

  • Discover the innovations of the Hove film pioneers
  • Experiment with techniques that led to contemporary filmmaking
  • Develop new arts skills and contribute to Days of Wonder exhibitions and events

Dates and venues

Saturday 11 November (Booth Museum), 11am – 4pm
Saturday 16 December (Brighton Museum & Art Gallery), 11am – 4pm
Saturday 6 January (Hove Museum), 11am – 4pm
Saturday 10 February (Hove Museum), 11am – 4pm
Saturday 9 March (Hove Museum), 11am – 4pm

Book your place

Register at: https://forms.gle/Z1UxepfS7gfFTXua8

Selected 13 UK screening tour

Still from ‘Spicy Pink Tea’ by Aqsa Arif, 2022

Selected 13 brings a thought-provoking programme celebrating diverse filmmaking talent to your screens this autumn.

Selected 13 is a collection of diverse, surprising, and provocative new films by early career artists: Aqsa Arif, Ella Frost, Dan Guthrie, Hannan Jones, Hussina Raja, Evita Remy-Benn, Daisy Smith, and Mina Heydari-Waite. The eight artists were nominated by the artists shortlisted for the 2022 Film London Jarman Award: Jamie Crewe, Onyeka Igwe, Grace Ndiritu, Morgan Quaintance, Rosa-Johan Uddoh and Alberta Whittle.

Screenings:

Royal College of Art, London

Date and time: 14 November 2023 at 6:30pm screening
Price: FREE
Address: Gorvy Lecture Theatre, Dyson Building, Riverside, 1 Hester Rd, London SW11 4AN
Tickets: FREE – book your tickets here

John Hansard Gallery, Southampton

Date and time: Tuesday, 14 November 2023 at 6pm
Price: FREE
Address and info: John Hansard Gallery, 142-144 Above Bar St, Southampton SO14 7DU / https://jhg.art / 023 8059 2158
Tickets: FREECLICK HERE TO BOOK A FREE PLACE

CCA Glasgow

Date and time: 21 November 2023 at 6pm
Price: Free
Address and info: CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3JD / www.cca-glasgow.com / 0141 352 4900
Tickets: Free entry – no need to book – info: cca-glasgow.com/programme/selected-13

Nottingham Contemporary

Date and time: Tuesday, 28 November 2023 at 6:30pm
Price: FREE
Address: Nottingham Contemporary, Weekday Cross, Nottingham NG1 2GB / www.nottinghamcontemporary.org / 0115 948 9750
Tickets: Free entry

Fabrica, Brighton

Date and time: Wednesday, 29 November 2023 at 6:30pm doors and bar, 7pm screening
Price: £3.50
Address and info: Fabrica, 40 Duke Street, Brighton BN1 1AG / www.fabrica.org.uk / 01273 778646
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Programme of work:

Aqsa Arif, Spicy Pink Tea, 2022, 12:25 mins

Ella Frost, What You Love Too Much to Lose, 2021, 11 mins

Dan Guthrie, black strangers, 2022, 8:13 mins

Hannan Jones, Dear F…, 2023, 6:29 mins

Hussina Raja, Station, 2022, 7:39 mins

Evita Remy-Benn, SUGAR, 2023, 1:34 mins

Daisy Smith, (Dirt), 2020, 3:01 mins

Mina Heydari-Waite, 33 Seeds, 2022, 7:02 mins

Produced by videoclub and Film London Artists’ Moving Image Network. Supported by Arts Council England and Film London.

videoclub is an artists’ moving image platform showing artists’ work across the UK and internationally. We support artists through curated programmes, engaging the public through screenings, exhibitions, talks, residencies, and commissions. www.videoclub.org.uk

Film London Artists’ Moving Image Network (FLAMIN) supports London-based artists working in moving image, working in partnership to deliver a comprehensive programme including production award schemes, regular screenings, talks and events, as well as the prestigious annual Film London Jarman Award. www.filmlondon.org.uk/flamin

PRESENTS 2023 – new online exhibition

PRESENTS is a selection of video works that don’t require an abled or physically present body in order to be performative. Thirteen sick, disabled, d/Deaf, and care-giving artists come together to expand the idea of ‘performance’, presenting work that is embodied and immediate without forcing bodies to conform to ableist norms of art-making.

In addition to their video, each artist has created a score for you to perform alongside the work. The scores are instructions, prompts, invitations, or challenges from the artist to the audience. They create a sense of connection to an artist who isn’t physically there, but who speaks to us while we watch their video, and asks us to embody the performance of their artwork.

This second iteration of PRESENTS offers many tiny gifts from the artists, reaching out to us from far away, teleporting into our computer screens, homes, or theatres; at times sharp, soft-edged, slow, stratospheric, whipsmart, oblique, raging.

Available to watch online here

ACCESSIBILITY: All of the works, when necessary, are subtitled and audio described in English and German, as well as having versions in German and American sign language. All scores come in written and audio format in English and German. Some of the works play with performative and artistic aspects of these versions, not just making translations of information, but adding new artistic layers and interpretations to the works themselves. The website itself should be screen-reader friendly and keyboard navigable, please contact us if there are any issues at presents2023@gmail.com.

CONTENT WARNINGS: Upright Nationalism by Chloe Pascal Crawford contains repeated scenes of ableism, where wheelchair users are made to stand up by military exoskeleton technology. In the Belly of the Beast by Misra Walker thematises racist colonialism in the USA. Blue Light Hike by Laura Lulika + Hang Linton has a gory image of a fake chopped-off finger, and depicts anti-Black police racism.


The Videos

Featuring work from: April Lin 林森, Brothers Sick, Chloe Pascal Crawford, Hang Linton + Laura Lulika, Katrin Bittl + Saioa Alvarez Ruiz, Khairani Barokka, Misra Walker, RA Walden, Seo Hye Lee, Venesse Guy, and Zinzi Buchanan.

Some videos ask us to consider our performances online on social platforms, such as Traveling Solo ASL Story via Zodiac Signs which plays with online influencer Instagram culture, or OHYUNG: now i close my eyes the world i see is so beautiful which creates a virtual world where avatars of the living and dead reunite and are projected back onto the body.

Others invite us to the most morbid dance party of our lives, such as apocalypse core which asks us to scream-sing our favourite song as the world burns, or the music video where Hang Linton sings Blue Light Hike as they’re chased through a wage-labour nightmarescape by a violent police system embodied in a rapping pig.

Artists also grapple to represent the unrepresentably cruel systems of ableism and colonialism we live under: Upright Nationalism’s relentlessly parades military personnel being forced to stand up and serve their country, while In the Belly of the Beast creates an experimental horror film to depict the rot of colonisers like Christopher Columbus that lie at the heart of the American empire.

Artists perform with mythical beings who could be our downfalls, our or saving graces: we dance a perilous dance with the ancient baby God of love in Cupid’s Shuffle; and sculpt Golems for our and our community’s protection in Alchemy of the Ill.

Finally, our simple daily routines are elevated to performance: Dust Prayer shows the beauty of the rituals of ablutions, Cranes shows the power of solidarity of simply sharing a cigarette in silence, and Sound of Subtitles shows how the act of deep listening (not with our ears, but with our bodies) can be an act of creation.

PRESENTS 2023 is supported by Canada Council for the Arts. Delivered in collaboration with videoclub as part of Dreamy Place Festival online programme.