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ALCHEMY FILM FESTIVAL 2012

My video work ‘Caught in a Shell’ has been selected to be screened at this year’s Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival 2012‏, An event curated by Richard Ashrowen.

The event is filled with interesting and exciting new video works from around the world. A dense programme, packed with delicious treats. I cannot wait to be part of it, this year also in person. It looks like a  promising and rewarding weekend and I am looking forward to the feast. Check it out, it runs October 26-27-28
Invitation to Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival 2012‏

The programme for Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival is now alive!
Held in the Scottish Borders, this year's festival spans three days,
beginning on the morning of Friday 26th October, through to Sunday
28th October, at Tower Mill, Heart of Hawick. Our theme is 'Traversing
the Wild' and we'll be showing a wonderful array of features,
experimental film and moving image art. Do please let me know if you
can come, as I should like to welcome you personally.

The programme has just been launched and can be found in full here:

http://www.alchemyfilmfestival.org.uk/
Or download a print-friendly version of the programme here:
http://www.alchemyfilmfestival.org.uk/2012/2012-festival-programme/


FEATURES:
-'Swandown' - Andrew Kotting's wonderfully eccentric swan pedalo
travelogue (Scottish premiere).
-'Impressions' - an astonishing impressionist journey, introduced by
moving image artist Jacques Perconte (UK premiere). 
-'Two Years at Sea' - the award winning debut feature from Ben Rivers.

-'Re-Formation' - ‘A seductive and furious film essay’ by dutch
artist Jeanette Groenendaal (UK premiere).
-'Janadhaar' - set in India’s Garwhal Himalaya, by Jade Ajani and
David Meek (European premiere)
-'Patience (After Sebald)', a multi-layered film essay by the
acclaimed filmmaker Grant Gee.
-'As Above, So Below', a tale of material transmutation by Sarah J.

Christman (UK premiere).


SPECIAL SCREENING EVENTS:
- 'Fugitive Beauty' - the films of Robert Cahen, one of the most

important and influential video artists of our generation (Scottish
premiere). Robert Cahen will be in attendance and his films will be
introduced and discussed by the artist and writer Chris Meigh Andrews.

- 'sin∞fin The Movie #3' by VestAndPage and 'Jusque-là' by Enrique
Ramirez, a double bill of artist films, each involving aspects of
performance art on film, followed by a special discussion with the
filmmakers, plus performance artists Claudia Borgna and Sandra
Johnston.

- 'Celebrating Hawick Common Rising' - including the premiere of the
specially commissioned film, Kick Oan, by Borders filmmaker Catriona
Taylor.

- 'William Johnstone Film Walk' - a battery powered screening in a
remote bothy, showing two films about the work of Borders artist
William Johnstone, with a special talk by Ken Duffy and Alexander
Hamilton.


- 'Digital Jungle Boogie' - an experimental live jam of punk-poetry,
improvised music and immersive, site-specific video art, by

Edinburgh's video LaB and special guests. 
SHORT FILM PROGRAMMES:

- 'Wilder Moves' - short films foregrounding the human body in
movement through the landscape, with works by Kika Nicolela (Brazil),
Plan B / Katrina McPherson (UK), Jonathan Inksetter (Canada), Claudia
Borgna (UK), Jac Min (Singapore), Irene Loughlin & Naufus
Ramirez-Figueroa (Canada) and Rachel Sweeney (UK).

- 'Fictive Landscapes' - short films in which landscapes permeate
their narratives, with works by Dean Kavanagh (Ireland), Gonzalo
Egurza (Argentina), Alasdair Bayne (UK), Shaun Hughes (UK) and Enrique
Verdugo (UK/Chile).

- 'Traversing the Wild 1' - including two special 16mm screenings,
with works by Nick Collins (UK), Emilie Crewe (Canada), Mihai Grecu
(France), SJ. Ramir (New Zealand), Maike Zimmermann (UK), Davor
Sanvincenti (Croatia) and Robert Todd (USA).

- 'Traversing the Wild 2' - including two special 16mm screenings,
with works by Robert Todd (USA), Sheri Wills (USA), Leneweit &
Rodriguez (Germany), Sean Martin (UK), Lori Felker (USA), Sam
Spreckley (UK), Fabienne Gautier (France), Tarrl Lightowler (USA),

Alexander Isaenko (Ukraine) and Chris Kennedy (USA). 

THE SCREENING ROOM:

- 'Wilder Moves' - short films foregrounding the human body in
movement through the landscape, with works by Kika Nicolela (Brazil),
Plan B / Katrina McPherson (UK), Jonathan Inksetter (Canada), Claudia
Borgna (UK), Jac Min (Singapore), Irene Loughlin & Naufus
Ramirez-Figueroa (Canada) and Rachel Sweeney (UK).

- 'Fictive Landscapes' - short films in which landscapes permeate
their narratives, with works by Dean Kavanagh (Ireland), Gonzalo
Egurza (Argentina), Alasdair Bayne (UK), Shaun Hughes (UK) and Enrique
Verdugo (UK/Chile).

- 'Traversing the Wild 1' - including two special 16mm screenings,
with works by Nick Collins (UK), Emilie Crewe (Canada), Mihai Grecu
(France), SJ. Ramir (New Zealand), Maike Zimmermann (UK), Davor
Sanvincenti (Croatia) and Robert Todd (USA).

- 'Traversing the Wild 2' - including two special 16mm screenings,
with works by Robert Todd (USA), Sheri Wills (USA), Leneweit &
Rodriguez (Germany), Sean Martin (UK), Lori Felker (USA), Sam
Spreckley (UK), Fabienne Gautier (France), Tarrl Lightowler (USA),
Alexander Isaenko (Ukraine) and Chris Kennedy (USA).


MOVING IMAGE INSTALLATIONS:

There will be moving image installations in smaller venues around the
town, including projects by Ryan Jennings Clark (USA), Pat Law (UK),
Claire Pencak and James Wyness (UK).


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