This time we are in Newcastle-upon-Tyne to visit the Hands on Film Lab with its founder Leah Millar. We join Leah for a tour of the lab, take a look at some of the facilities and talk to her about her love of photochemical film. We talk colour theory, seeing images come to life and the best ways to get film out of a cartridge. Join us as I point and ask "what does that do"
"If you are sitting in the dark and just watching your images coming up on this screen, what you have shot kind of comes to life agin. You start to think about what you might want to do with the images, and what order you are going to put them in, and I really enjoy spending that time with the work I’ve shot again. I really like the fact that I film it, and then spend more time with the images, thinking about them, and maybe rediscovering them."
Artists Daniel Fawcett & Clara Pais have been collaborating since 2011 on moving image work, performance and photography. Since meeting they have worked exclusively together seeing themselves as two halves of a single artist. In this episode they talk about their working practice, being present in their work, their ongoing exploration of mythology and their latest 'studio diaries' project.
They also produce Film Panic magazine, a publication dedicated to contemporary artist moving image and experimental film featuring interviews, essays, manifestos and diaries. Their manifesto 'The Quest For The Cine-Rebis' was published in Issue 2 of Film Panic and is worth a read.
"The Quest For The Cine-Rebis, a manifesto that calls for new approaches to cinema and challenges the patriarchal, industrial approaches that have dominated for the last century. Our intention is to strive for a new art cinema that claims the medium back from the overly rational, conservative and commercial forms that have created a conformity of expression in a time when we should be seeing a myriad of possibilities."
As with most of our contributors you can see work from Daniel & Clara on their vimeo page, and listen to our chat on the player below.
Dr Richard Ashrowan is a moving image artist and independent film curator. He works with video and 16mm film, creating short single channel films, immersive video installations and live multi-projector performance experiments. His works are exhibited at film festivals, galleries and artist spaces around the world. Richard has been responsible for bringing experimental and artists’ film to rural Scotland in his role of Creative Director at Alchemy Film and Arts and is an active member of the Moving Image Makers Collective.
In this interview we We discuss Jarman and Greenaway, his passion for working on 16mm film and his love of Stan Brakhage and Andrei Tarkofsky.
"The first one (Tarkofsky film) I was exposed to actually was Mirror, unusually. And it probably remains to me to this day my favourite film ever. I can watch it again and again and still get more from it." - Richard Ashrowan on Andrei Tarkovsky.
You can see previews and full versions of his work on Vimeo and stream or download our interview with Richard on the player below.
Experimental film and installation artist Jason Moyes lives and works in rural Scotland and has been exploring the moving image since 2007. His work has been shown in the UK, North America, Europe and Asia. He is a founding member of the Moving Image Makers Collective and presents the experimental film podcast Into the Mothlight.