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Reel to Real Cinema returns for a second outing this month with an eclectic evening of moving images from Kolaj Institute‘s Collage in Motion project exploring collage and moving image, including animation, film cut-ups, stop motion and documentary film. The film programme runs for approximately 1 hour, and will include a post film discussion with screening curator Ric Kasini Kadour.
Collage on Screen presents dozens of short films by an equal number of international artists. Artists are working across disciplines and using painting, puppetry, dance, sound collage, comics, clay and other forms of craft to make films. Some artists use traditional methods of stop motion animation and collage film tomake music videos, documentary films, and storytelling works while others are adapting the terrain of experimental video and video installation.
The subjects are as diverse as the methods: Absurdist takes on technology, consumerism, advertising, skateboarding and Sports Illustrated; the quirky English strangeness of Britain’s youngest post-punkband; an early 20th century, Black, queer Brazilian writer. Films explore failure as an artist, American art history; and art movements in the Scottish countryside. A busy Berlin crosswalk becomes a metaphor for how quantum physics understands the behavior of subatomic particles. Artists draw from the visual legacy of wacky 90s television, 70s girl comics, vintage science education, landline telephones, linozip safety cutters, and phenological cycles in the garden. Filmmakers wrestle with migration, historical memory, the romantic melancholy of childhood, symbols in social media, and rage at the state of racerelations in America. Films reflect on the pandemic and the war in Ukraine from the perspective of Argentina, Israel, and Germany. Yankee whaling-inspired puppetry retells the Greek myth of Scylla & Charybdis.
“We see our role as not one of defining ‘collagein motion’, but as one of asking what ‘collage in motion’ can be,” said screening curator and director Ric Kasini Kadour. “Our hope is that this presentation inspires audiences to seek out Collage in Motion and revel in the complex and diverse cultural expression it offers us. We hope it inspires artists to make new works that challenge our understanding of what this film genre can be.” Kadour will attend the screening and be available afterwards to answer questions.
Reel to Real Cinema is a monthly film space in the Stove Cafe, featuring an eclectic mixture of conversational films – from artist made shorts to feature length documentaries, locally made to international cinema. A space for discussion and thought-provoking films, you are welcome to join us after the film for a short discussion about the themes from this month’s selection.
The Stove cafe will be open from 5.30pm – 7pm with a special pre-film dinner option alongside hot drinks and cakes.
Access Information: Level Access in rear of building through adjacent close to left-hand side of the Cafe (facing the front of the building). To ensure your experience with us is as best as it can be, please do let us know if you have any specific access requirements and we’d be happy to help. Please email Kevin or Sal on: [email protected] or phone 01387 252435 and speak with one of our team. We are able to provide walk-throughs of the building before attending our events as well as assign seating before your arrival.