Saturday, 2 September 2017

Ferrara Residency

Tomorrow I fly to Italy to join the Ferrara Residency organised by curators Olivia Berkowicz and Angelica Bollettinari. 

Ferrara Residency 2017: “Who Cares?”

The project originates from reflections on the role of artists and curators in today’s society, functioning within an art system that reproduces itself through increasing quantities of low-paid or unpaid work, and which demands constant flexibility and is pervaded by an increasing sense of precarity. Within this context, what does it means to curate an artistic project and on how to do so, precisely, “with care”?

Our aim is to reflect on the conditions of creative research and work, which requires high emotional involvement and continuous attention and care towards the project and the people and communities involved in it. Throughout the residency, we will think together through themes such as intimacy, work, slowness, vulnerability, anxiety, and on the importance of processes of collaboration and modalities of working together to provide an alternative to the exhaustion, anxiety and fragmentation that we experience today under networked capitalism.

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Sulphur Spring wins Film of the Month judged by Apitchatpong Weerasethakul

Sulphur Spring has won the Film of the Month at Shooting People judged by Apichatpong Weerasethakul and we couldn't be happier. Here is what he had to say about it.

"This film is like a painting. It forms a canvas from rocks, snow, water, wind, and clouds. Humanity is an intervention that tries to blend in with nature. It breathes in the wind. It tries to survive the cold air by touching, as if the wrinkles and the memories exude the warmth. I can watch this film over and over. I don’t understand it but it is just fascinating. The camera work invites us into the ritual, we are part of the alienation. The only thing I wish is that it was longer, so that there is the time for it to lend its weight onto the people inside the screen and those who watch them."

- Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Sulphur Spring at the ICA

Our first dance film will be screening at the ICA this Sunday (8th Jan 2017) 6:30pm. Part of the London Short Film Festival 'Leftfield & Luscious' programme.

Poster by Ray Wong.