BEEF – Bristol Experimental & Expanded Film, 7-11 September
Film Material artists Annie Carpenter, Clara Casian, Matt Denniss, Dave Griffiths & James Snazell got together with BEEF for a residency week in Bristol. BEEF’s Kim Knowles led a reading group, looking at key New Materialist texts, and in Tuesday’s show & tell Film Material presented recent work, along with talks & screenings by Vicky Smith, Alexander Stevenson and Shirley Pegna. Vicky ran a 16mm film workshop, and we attended the expanded cinema event by Rose Kallal at CUBE Microplex.
Annie Carpenter developed ideas for her October voyage on a tall ship with The Arctic Circle residency. Clara Casian experimented with 35mm found slides, whilst Dave Griffiths tested darkroom contact printing using 35mm microfilm. Matt Denniss edited new video work and James Snazell trialled 16mm film performance ideas. The week culminated in a BEEF event where the group showed results, along with multi-projector performance Oxide (ii)+(iii) by Ben Gwilliam, made using iron rusting, 16mm and Super 8 film and magnetic sound. Many thanks to Louisa Fairclough, Kim Knowles and Vicky Smith for hosting our visit.