51zero arts festival

Film is a new medium for me. My most recent new short film is due to receive its first public airing in The Other Side of Here as part of 51zero’s extensive Medway arts festival on 10th, 11th and 12th October 2014. For those unable to make the show, I’ll release a Vimeo copy of the film after it closes.

The Other Side of Here by 51zero 2014 is a ground breaking new festival of artists’ film, moving image and digital art taking place across the Medway towns of Strood, Rochester and Chatham between 10th and 12th October 2014. This year’s festival offers a theatrical and sensory experience of Anglo-French artists’ film, moving image, digital art and cinema, exploring and celebrating cinema and the moving image beyond the single screen. With a focus on animating public space and engaging new audiences through a series of site-specific installations and special screenings, the festival extends the traditional art experience by showing work in non-traditional art spaces as well as museums and galleries. It has a carefully honed programme encompassing work by British and French artist filmmakers, and has a mission to create out-of-the-ordinary cinematic experiences of the kind you won’t find in traditional cinema.

The festival launches on the night of Friday 10th October at Rochester’s Guildhall Museum with a newly curated film programme accompanied by the world premiere of a new musical composition by James Taylor. Turner Prize winner and Jarman Award nominee Laure Prouvost presents three films, one of which won the Principal Oberhausen Prize.

Sunday 12th October 2:30pm to 3:30pm, Walk and Talk Event  – a tour of selected festival venues and an opportunity to meet Alix Delmas and other exhibition artists. Meet at the Sun Pier House Tea Rooms, Chatham.

For details of other festival events, please see the 51zero website.

The Other Side of Here exhibition at Pop Creative Space includes experimental film, video work and installations by artists, students and graduates from Medway, Kent, London and Northern France.

Artists UK: Claire Manning, Jamie Jenkinson, TEA (Peter Hatton, Val Murray and Lynn Pilling), Catherine Linton, Ben Hunt, Georgina Wilcox, Daniel Denton, Claire Orme, Karen Crosby, Stephanie Boreham, Debbie Humm, Sharon McElroy, Sophie Dixon, David Houston, Thomas Pilcher and Sally Troughton.

Artists France: Frédéric Leterrier, Gaelle Bouchard and Bertrand Gadenne.

Pop Creative Space and outdoor venues, 64-66 High Street, Chatham, Fri day 10th to Sunday 12th October, 10:00am to 5:00pm daily


Claire Manning, 'To accrete n.05 movie stills', still from the film
Claire Manning, ‘To accrete n.05 movie stills’, still from the film

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