Preview: Supernormal

Artists from Film Material will be ‘in residence’ in the all new Vortex space at Supernormal Festival, Aug 5th – 7th, 2016, presenting expanded filmic performances, screenings and projections to animate the space throughout the weekend. Featuring work by artists David Chatton Barker, Mary Stark, Nick Jordan, Lord Mongo, Chris Paul Daniels, Clara Casian, Joe Duffy, Dave Griffiths, Sam McLoughlin. Performances, 8pm each day:

Friday Aug 5th:


A live performance by Nick Jordan & Lord Mongo with The Slate Pipe Banjo Draggers. An improvised electronic and vocal score to the expanded version of their film MERZMONGO (2016); originally made for ‘Film is Dead, Long Live Dada’ festival at the ICA. play video: MERZMONGO

Toots & Purrs: 16mm Solar Spell
Saluting the sun through fogged, scorched and solarised 16mm film with optical sound and live lens interventions.

Saturday Aug 6th:


David Chatton Barker & Sam McLoughlin: Cognitive liberation happenings and ritual instruments.

Sunday Aug 7th:


Mary Stark: Film as Fabric. A film performance with optical sound summoning obsolete industries through 16mm film projection, shadow play, mechanical noise and sounds associated with the production of cloth.


SUPERNORMAL is a three-day, experimental arts and music festival taking place at Braziers Park in Oxfordshire. It offers a platform for artists, performers and musicians to work collaboratively and creatively for a new kind of audience seeking experiences out of the mainstream. It is determinedly small and intimate with an audience of 1,500 and has been born from a place that values the currency of ideas and imagination rather than commercialism and profit.