Talk and Film Screening: 11th October 2014

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A Brooks Art Residency Programme
Artist Event and Film Screening: Resort Studios, Margate, Saturday 11th October 2014

A Brooks Art is delighted to present an artist event and film screening that coincides with the inaugural A Brooks Art residency project based in Marfa West Texas: Parallax Shifts: In Search of Imagined Landscapes by Sam Nightingale. The artist will talk about the residency in Marfa, show work in progress and screen a special Spaghetti Western film at the Resort Studios Gallery in Margate.

The artist residency, which takes place close to the border with Mexico, is an area of significant frontier history: charged with myth, fantasy and visual representations that the era of Spaghetti Western films sought to imagine and disrupt. Spaghetti Western films were made in the deserts and foothills of Spain and Italy, but conjured or imagined the landscape of the American West: a frontier where anything could happen. These films depicted a poetic vision of the West: morality was certain, and where the good, the bad and the ugly would battle! Join us for drinks and an evening at the wild frontier!

Details:
Saturday 11th October 2014
6pm – 8pm Private View & Meet the Artist
8pm – 9.30pm Special Film Screening: an artist selected Spaghetti Western!
Resort Studios, The Pettman Building, 50 Athelstan Road, Cliftonville, Margate.

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Residency Blog

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I am currently on a residency in West Texas – you can read more about that in the post below. But to keep up to date with my adventures and the project I am working on there is a residency blog, which you can see here. I am updating it every few days while I am on the residency.

A Brooks Art Residency Programme

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Big Bend Cowboys

I am very excited to be the first artist taking part in the A Brooks Art Marfa artist residency located in Marfa West Texas USA, taking place in September 2014.

During my three-week residency I will be working on a new project: Parallax Shifts: In Search of Imagined Landscapes.

The residency will give me the opportunity to engage with the real and imagined cultural history of West Texas and the High Chihuahuan Desert. The residency, which takes place close to the border with Mexico, is an area of significant frontier history: charged with myth, fantasy and visual representations that the era of Spaghetti Western films sought to imagine and disrupt. The location of the residency is key to this project as it was the very frontier or borderland of West Texas that many of the Spaghetti Westerns located their films – despite been filmed in Italy and Spain.

During the residency I will go in search of the landscape imagined in the Spaghetti Western to make a new body of work that will build on my practice of enlivening cinematic spectral spaces. I hope to explore these imagined landscapes – sites of indeterminacy (spatially and temporally) – through a process of artistic experimentation: journeying into the desert, exploring ghost towns that no longer exist (or ever existed) and making interventions into the landscape to reveal parallax shifts.

Read more about the residency.

More on A Brooks Art Marfa artist residency.

 

The Cinemas Project – The Cinemas

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The Cinemas for The Cinemas project

I have recently started to turn the research I gathered on each of the locations featured in The Cinemas Project  into a historic dossier about each of the cinemas in Bendigo, Morwell, Mildura, Warrnambool, and Geelong.

The hope is that in time people with contribute their own memories of these cinemas to the website. So far dossiers on Bendigo and Mildura are available on The Cinemas Project website. 

In Search of Seven Sisters Lost Cinemas

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An illuminating journey into Seven Sisters cinema history.

In conjunction with Rowan Arts – Seven Sisters Stories
13 August 2014: 6.30pm-8pm
Approx 1.5hrs (timings may vary). All on pavements.

Join artist Sam Nightingale as he takes a stroll along Seven Sisters Road in search of some of ‘Islington’s Lost Cinemas’.

The walk will explore the history of the various cinemas that have exsisted in and around Seven Sisters. The walk is an opportunity to learn about Islington’s rich cinematic past and the chance to discover the layers of history that are often hidden within the architecture of the city. We will see former ‘picture-palaces’ that are still standing and ‘penny-gaffs’ that leave only their ghostly traces behind.

Limited to 15 places. Details about the meeting point will be communicated once booked. BOOKED UP