video still from Miles Umney’s ‘Ouse Project’ which will feature in the programme
Please join us at the MK Gallery for a FREE meandering evening of contemporary artist films and discussion on Milton Keynes, new towns, urban rivers, place, journeys, white paint spills and beyond…
Artists joining us and/or exhibiting work will be:
Rosalind Fowler / John Rogers / Michael Smith / Beatrice Jarvis / Aaron Head / Liberty Rowley & Mark James / Miles Umney / Owen Davey and Andy Howlett
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Curated by Simon Wright of MK Gallery, Andy Howlett and Owen Davey of VideoStrolls.
Thurs 25th Feb / 7pm / MK Gallery, 900 Midsummer Blvd, Milton Keynes MK9 3QA / Free entry
Tues Sep 22nd, 7pm, upstairs at The Wellington, Birmingham.
Join us in the homely environs of Birmingham’s finest real ale pub for a leisurely evening of films about place, journeying and exploration. Free entry to anyone who arrives on foot.
This new event is an evening of short films from the Video Strolls archive, hosted by Owen and Callum. It will be as boozy, casual and discursive as you might expect.
As well as the programmed shorts from our archive, we invite any of you attendees to bring your own films that relate to place or journeys (on a USB/DVD) – anything under 15 mins. Slide shows or presentations are fine too. Even work in progress; this is about sharing and caring, walking and talking.
Video Strolls goes to Flatpack Film Festival – 29th March, 4pm, Centrala, Minerva Works, 158 Fazeley Street, Birmingham, B5 5RT.
Wander on down for an afternoon of ambulatory entertainment. Featuring films and installations that explore, at a leisurely pace, the curious relationship between psyche and place.
Featuring the work of renowned Video Strollers such as Michael Smith, Rosalind Fowler, John Rogers, Nick Papadimitriou, and Four Feet Films AKA Liberty Rowley and Mark James. All of whom will hopefully be present to share their work and have a chat.
Upstairs will be installations by Birmingham based artists and wanderers Roxie Collins and Pete Ashton. Pete’s immersive installation will give you a real work-out – step onto the treadmill and retrace his steps across Birmingham as the images flash before your eyes. More info here: http://flatpackfestival.org.uk/event/cross-city-walks/
We’ll be rounding off the night with an experimental, interactive “live film” from Ben Waddington and Andy Howlett on the subject of typography and ghost signs on the streets of Birmingham. An ambitious follow up to their previous collaboration ‘Digbeth: A Hundred Thousand Welcomes’, this time Ben will speak directly to the audience, inviting them to respond to the images and help solve some of the enigmas presented to us in our everyday surroundings.
Free entry for everyone who arrives on foot.
FRIDAY MARCH 6 2015
‘GALLIVANT’ (1997) DIR. ANDREW KÖTTING, 100 MINUTES
DOORS OPEN AT 6PM, FILM STARTS AT 6:30PM
Curated by Video Strolls in collaboration with the REEL ISLINGTON FILM CLUB
On the 22nd and 23rd of November, Video Strolls will be co-curating Pathameta as part of Limen arts festival: a screening of films and video installations by Owen Davey, Sammy Patterson, Emily Richardson and Marc Atkinson.
Full programme here.
Owen Davey and Craig Bilham’s short film Robey is screening as a prelude to the excellent feature doc My Architect at the Reel Islington Film Club in the Old Fire Station off Seven Sisters Rd on Thursday 7th of November at 6:45pm.
Co-curated by Video Strolls in association with Reel Islington.