Pop-Up Cinema Screening Day
Sunday 22 September
CC Shipping Containers, Swan Boating Lake, Hastings Old Town
An exciting pop-up cinema will appear on the opening weekend of Coastal Currents. This cinema will be an intimate space to watch short films by both local and national film makers whose subjects link and explore themes running throughout the wider festival programme.
Cycling Stories – The Documentary – 2.30 and 3pm
Sharing the journey of Charlotte Spencer in the making of her latest work. Drawing together a collection of individuals, living, eating, working and travelling by bicycle across England and France for two months, and through it making Walking Stories. 7 bicycles, 28 panniers, 5 tents, 1 trailer and a sound
Charlotte Spencer works extensively as a choreographer, performer and facilitator across the UK and Europe. Charlotte graduated from London Contemporary Dance School in 2003 with a First Class BA (Hons) and is currently based in Brighton.
Motion (Ladders) – 4pm
A durational video work that layers real-time video sequences to create a metronomic composition of movement. The piece explores pace in relation to the human body along with repetition and the pictorial frame. Steps, 2013 is a collaboration between video artist Gemma Riggs and performer/ choreographer Laura Murphy.
Gemma has collaborated with organisations and artists including Battersea Arts Centre, the Barbican, and the Southbank Centre. She is completing her MA in Fine Art at UCA Canterbury.
Hooked, 2003 – 4.30pm
Hooked follows the journey of a woman obsessed with finding a very special treasure in South America and knitting along the way.
Vera Neubauer is one of the most prolific innovative and experimental animators in the UK. Neubauers films have been awarded two BAFTAs, as well as major prizes at international film festivals.
Barnaby Barford is an artist who works primarily with ceramics. Damaged Goods is Barford’s first animated film populated by a host of his porcelain characters, a tragic love story played out by figurines, exploring notions of forbidden love, material wealth and class divides using the traditions of value within ceramics.
Damaged Goods was commissioned by Animate Projects and funded by Arts Council England and Channel 4.
A graduate of the Royal College of Art in 2002, Barford has had several solo exhibitions in the UK and shown in exhibitions internationally. He currently has a solo show at MOCA, Virginia, USA.
The Phantom Museum, 2003 – 5.30pm
Identical twins and internationally renowned film makers, artists and designers, their films have a distinctive imagery which is utterly engrossing. In
2012 the brothers had a retrospective at MOMA, New York. Brothers Stephen and Timothy Quay, have been working in collaboration since at least 1969, their films range from dozens of short movies to feature-length films. They are both professors of Animated Film at The European Graduate School.
Baked Woman of Doubice, 2012 (contains nudity) – 7.15pm
Food and rituals are explored in this film set in the northern Czech village in which Buskova spent much of her teens. Tradition and ritual are examined from a universal point of view and individuality is celebrated. The focus is on wheat, which, as Buskova says, “has pervaded European culture for as long as the folk traditions that I am typically drawn to”. Buskova is a Czech artist living in London. She completed her Fine Art Printmaking MA at the Royal College of Art in 2007. Since her graduation from the RCA Buskova has been exhibited by David Roberts and Anita Zabludowicz.
HASTINGS FILM MAKERS
Gaberdine, 1983 – 6pm
Music by the Kreützer Quintet.
Browton is an artist with a career spanning music, sculpture, performance art, DJ’ing and film making. After an excursion into the world of punk as lead singer of The Shapes (1977 to 1980), Browton studied Fine Art at Goldsmiths College in London. Currently living in Hastings, his latest work is the Toxic Project.
Mortar, 2007 – 6.15pm
A huge building in Hastings was designed and built as one of the first steam powered Ice-Houses in 1886. It finally stood empty, facing the sea for 40 years.
Slowly decaying it remembered its past; ice-maker, meat store, gun club, before its ultimate demolition in 2012.
Supported by Awards for All.
Weighing of the Heart, 2007
Rebecca Marshall & Nicola Bruce
A three screen triptych shows parallel worlds of the same moment; Constructing reality, desire for transformation and the fear of being trapped. Rebecca E Marshall is a film maker and artist. Since 2002 she has been co-founding director of The Electric Palace Cinema, Hastings. Her work has been screened at The National Film Theatre, The National Portrait Gallery, The ICA, The Danish Royal Academy and The Louvre.
The Sealed World, 2009 – 6.45pm
The Golden Age, 2010
Both of Tatum’s films express his ongoing interest in utopias and dream-worlds. Featuring original soundtracks by acclaimed musician Abi Fry, a current member of the band British Sea Power and whose previous collaborations include: Bat For Lashes, The Flowers of Hell, Euchrid Eucrow and Jacob’s Stories.
Toby Tatum was born in Reading in 1974 and studied Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art. Tatum’s films have been exhibited worldwide, including screenings at the Rotterdam International Film Festival, the London Short Film Festival and the Swedenborg International Short Film Festival.