Tag Archives: 2014

VideoFAG: Toronto

RSN UKFMS at VideoFAG, Augusta Ave, Toronto, 16 December 2014, 7.30pm

Curated by Mary Stark: “Film Material Soup presents a diverse range of approaches to artist film: studio tests with sculptural forms; projected light and shadow; repetitive actions performed for the camera; photochemical sonic processes; rhythmic interrogation of the filmstrip and the video codec; romantic technological obsolescence; animated microfilm; far flung manmade habitats; flickering urban wilds; data traced through peripheral landscapes.”

Videofag is a storefront cinema and performance lab in Toronto’s Kensington market dedicated to the creation and exhibition of video, film, new media, and live art. 



Castlefield Gallery, Manchester 16 October & Laban Centre, London, 6 November 2014, 6.30pm, free

Film Material Soup are pleased to present a double-programme with LUX13 Critical Forum, 15 artists working with the moving-image who in May 2013 formed a monthly discussion group at LUX for artists no longer in education. At each meeting two members presented their practice, discussing work-in-progress, sharing texts, considering broader theoretical ideas, and viewing works from the LUX archive. Continuing the group’s process of discursive exchange, each artist has made a work no longer than three minutes in response to a word or phrase provided by another group member.

#11 Richard Tuohy & Cherry Kino

Rogue Studios Project Space, 15 June 2014, 6.30pm free

A double programme of 16mm & 8mm film work. Richard Tuohy and Cherry Kino’s films are firmly situated in the handcrafted film tradition.

Martha Jurksaitis is an analogue artist filmmaker whose early years were spent looking through kaleidoscopes, exploring gardens, and watching films. She founded Cherry Kino film lab in Leeds, and works with Super 8 and 16mm film  which she hand-processes using a variety of alchemical techniques. Martha travels to different lands in pursuit of different kinds of light and shows her work internationally at a variety of festivals and galleries.  She still loves kaleidoscopes. All Richard Tuohy’s works are hand-processed from camera neg, optical sound neg, intermediates and opticals to final prints:

“This is done in part out of necessity, but also, and more interestingly, out of a sense of opportunity; while the closure of commercial film labs has meant that it has become increasingly difficult to access traditional laboratory services, it has also created an opportunity for artists to get their hands on this now largely redundant equipment, providing access for experimentation and exploration of a new set of creative possibilities. These works speak of that new opportunity!”

Richard’s work to be screened:

Blue Line Chicago – 
2014, 10′, 16mm. 
Architectural distortions of the second city;  Tree Lines
 – 2009, 8′, 16mm
. High country, high contrast. A collision of lines and patterns from the wood of burnt trees; Seoul Electric – 
2012, 7′, 16mm. 
A North Asian metropolis. Electricity wires draped like thick webs adorn the street scape. Explosive sparks of colour electrify the frame. Filmed in Seoul in black and white. Colourised during processing using coloured torch light; Ginza Strip
 – 2014, 9′, 16mm. 
The Ginza of fable and memory. This is the first film I have finished using the ‘chromaflex’ technique that we developed. This is a very much hands on colour developing procedure that allows selected areas of the film to be colour positive, colour negative, or black and white; Dot Matrix
 – 2013, 16′, 2 x 16mm
. A dual 16mm film involving two almost completely overlapping projected images. The ‘dots’ were produced by photogramming sheets of dotty paper (used for manga illustrations) directly onto raw 16mm film stock, then contact printed with ‘flicker’ (alternating black frames) creating strobing ‘interruptions’ to the dots. The drama of the film emerges in the overlap of the two projected images of dots. The product they make is greater than the parts. The sounds heard are those that the dots themselves produce as they pass the optical sound head of the 16mm projector.

One Minute Volume 7

One Minute Vol 7 poster

Rogue Studios Project Space, 2 May 2014

Film Material Soup is pleased to present a Manchester screening of the latest edition of one minute shorts curated by Kerry Baldry. Featuring work by Alex Pearl, John Smith, Kelvin Brown, Chris Paul Daniels, Rose Butler, and approximately 37 other artists.