Loop North West (Film Screening).
Paul Rooney: I am Going to America
The single voice monologue read by the fanzine writer Alain Chamois,
is structured round the motif of circularity, and around three cultural
moments; a Herzog film, a Joy Division record and a fictional performance
by the artist's own band, Rooney. `I Am Not Going to America' explores
our need to link disparate experiences and cultural moments, often
through coincidences, in order to produce a sense of meaningfulness.
The narratives and imaginative worlds that emerge from popular music
and entertainment are also important features of this piece.
Margaretha Schoening: Uber Wasser
lnspired by Hans Otte's music Margaretha Schoning uses the language
of abstract painting to create moving imagery.
Geoff Molyneux: Changing Scenery IV.
`Changing Scenery' was initially developed as a collaboration work between Geoff Molyneux and a number of professional dancers, Sylvia Buol, Cecile Dambach, Claudia Reinhard and Maja Ribi at the Werkraum in Basel. Elements of a site specific installation piece created during a residency in Barmouth were incorporated at a later date. The work further evolved as a live art piece at the Werft Gallery in Cologne, performed by Geoff Molyneux with the backing of musician and composer Reinhard Gagel. More recently in collaboration with a Liverpool musician and composer, Colin Heaney, the performance was reworked. The resulting studio images recorded and edited in Manchester and Liverpool were selected, sequenced, timed and combined with audio to create `Changing Scenery IV'.
Jean Grant: Full Fathom Five.
The short animation looks at war from the viewpoint of those left behind. It is part of a series called `revisions' and it is a daughter's particular view.
Dinu Li: Transformer (After Lou Reed).
Dinu Li's `Transformer' comprises three, home related scenarios.
The work demonstrates the parallels between the personas that we
project publicly and those that we assume once in the retreat of
our own living environments. Portraying our everyday idiosyncrasies
alongside a place of warmth, comfort security and shelter, the artist
offers us a perfect place in which to let ourselves go, home.
Richard Hughes: When I Get Low.
A film noir' inspired drama about an alcoholic. Over the course of a night and a day, we see him at his lowest ebb, alienated from his loved ones.
Kath Peter: The Door at the Top of the Stairs.
The Door at the Top of the Stairs' is a film about the boundaries
that prevent us from being happy, and the search for happiness. Casper
sleeps beneath the steps. Each day he wakes and queues for dear life,
for salvation, for a future on the other side of the door, and each
day he is rejected by the Doorman. What will Casper sacrifice to make
his dream a reality?
`Hatrick' explores a succession of coincidences and is filmed in Liverpool.
Jaynie Miller also creates music videos.
Tony Knox: 19 Moths Later.
'19 Months Later' is a short film in which Knox is found in a small
private woodland that is under threat of being cut down for housing
redevelopment. He placed four 8x6 foot mirrors into the structure
of an abandoned shed for 5 months, and the mirrors became submerged
into the environment. 19 months later, to the very day of his father's
death Tony Knox returned to the woodland and produced a pair of
scissors. He proceeded to cut off his beard, revealing physical
similarities to his father and then adopting his father's clothes
and glasses he started to cut away his shoulder length hair. These
actions transformed his appearance into the persona of his father.
The piece explores a sense of loss and the degeneration of memory.
Focused movement to describe and generate memory of the body's entire form. Feet cropped and restrained forcing their relationship of support edited to generate a hypnotic moment. Beautiful imagery of the form, producing obscure and impossible shapes set to a constant rhythm that echoes the power of a heartbeat.
Jason Green: Weather Forecast.
once told me that we don't have a climate in England. I had started
to think. Could this explain the way I feel when listening to songs
with references to the weather in them.
Made up of animated handrawn text Anne Chamock's `5813 Characters
Detail' explores digital technology, language and authenticity. This
piece comprises a trail of meaningless letters and symbols with a
number of short legible phrases. meticulously hand-drawn, `5813 Characters
Detail' shows the translation of an image into text which occurred
when a GIF image file was imported into a word processing document.
At a distance, the work appears to be mechanically produced but on
closer inspection the authentic nature of the work is revealed.
Helen Tomlin: Palace of Tears.
Filmed at the train station Friedrichstrasse in Berlin `Palace of Tears' explores how the present crosses over with the past. The piece suggests that memories are enmeshed in the fabric of the station that and we cannot escape from these, even after borders change, and the fabric of public buildings is renewed. These memories, present in windows, tracks and walls, intersect with the voices of today's travellers.
Funded by the Liverpool Culture Company as part of the Creative Communities
Initiative and the Art Council.
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