Elsewhere

13th and 14th November
Running from 6-9pm daily

Discover a series of light-based artworks and film installations in Dumfries town centre, created by local artists, inspired by lockdown. A short walking route starting and ending at The Stove, 100 High Street.

Audiences are invited to visit Dumfries town centre to discover a series of temporary artworks and film installations. Elsewhere is a playful investigation into our changed relationship with public space as a result of covid-19.
To begin, head to the Stove café for information about the route and the artworks. The Stove café will be open until 8pm for hot drinks and a tasty vegetable stew, so after you have explored Elsewhere, pop back and warm up. Some of the artists and organisers will be on hand to share further information.
Movement around the artworks is free and unguided, but stewards will be on hand for safety, social distancing and information about the artworks. Each work is no more than six minutes in length, so audiences are encouraged to travel between the works whilst observing social distancing guidelines. There is no sign up required, but a short wait may be required to view some works.

‘The High Street is somewhere we though we knew, and now it’s different, it’s elsewhere.’ Atlas Pandemica

Elsewhere is the conclusion of a four month project, with a series of artworks and film installations in unexpected corners of the town centre over the weekend of 13th and 14th November, 6-9pm on and around Dumfries High Street.
Films will be projected onto windows and walls of spaces in the town centre. The content of the film artworks comes from the Elsewhere team of artists and have all been developed through the period of the pandemic.

Elsewhere is a creative research project led by artists exploring public space during a time when we as a community are learning to live with the effects of covid-19 on our sense of place. Elsewhere takes place between July and November 2020.
The Elsewhere team will be making artworks, in Dumfries town centre, that experiment with new forms of communal experience, gathering and exchange. We want to encourage people to pause whilst out beyond the confines of our homes, and at all times of day, inviting audiences to make tentative steps back into their town centres and high streets.
Elsewhere is a project led by The Stove Network, with support from the Midsteeple Quarter (community-led regeneration project for Dumfries High Street) and is contributing towards The Stove’s Atlas Pandemica project (10 collaborations with different communities that have responded to the pandemic.)

Reel to Real Cinema At Home: The Forest (shorts)

Friday 11th September 2020
Watch live from 8pm
Discussion Crowdcast 9.10-9.45pm
This month we are sharing with you a series of short films on the theme of The Forest, telling a global story through an artist’s eye. Stretching from the Caledonian forests in Scotland to the Church Forests of Ethiopia and the untamed forests of Poland, this series of shorts seeks to examine our relationship and understanding of the role of forests in human identity, mythology and ecologies.

About Reel to Real Cinema At Home

As we look to explore how we can use collective film watching at home as a means to gather, share ideas and connect we’ve been delving through the vastness of the internet to source interesting and relevant stories for now, on film.
Reel to Real continues to share a film and discussion evening on the second Friday of the month online, until we are able to return safely to our High Street home in The Stove, Dumfries.

How to Watch

These films will be made available here, on this page at 8pm on Friday, 11thSeptember – please just re-fresh the page at the time and it will appear.
We’d also love if you could stay for a discussion about the film, and some of the themes arising from it, which will take place using Crowdcast also on this page, at 9.10pm on Friday, 11thSeptember.  Please register in advance here: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/8hzy5fm4
There will be a live chat in the run up to and during the film, so let us know that you are watching and any questions you have!
For more information contact katie@thestove.org.

The Films

We have found a curious selection of five short films, all sourced online exploring a range of different narratives and identities of our woodlands, from the domestic to the wild and untamed, these films journey through a variety of different understandings of the forest environment.
Start here and work your way down through our selection!

The Church Forest of Ethiopia                             9 minutes
Directed by Jeremy Seifert
This film tells the story of Ethiopia’s church forests – pockets of diversity surrounding hundreds of churches and the efforts to protect them.

Watch this short over on youtube: https://youtu.be/8fGe-CPWZlE 

Forest Pitch                                                              11 minutes
Directed by Nick Gibbon
Produced by Signal Film and Media
In a year where Olympics have been cancelled, this film shares an art project by Craig Couthard created as part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad, which saw the creation of a full-size football pitch in the middle of a Spruce plantation in the Scottish Borders.

Echo                                                                           19 minutes
Directed and written by Marcin Fillipowicz
A short film inspired by author Ryszard Krynicki’s story Silence, and shot in South Western Poland, this dark film tells the story of a father and his estranged teenage son on a camping trip, which turns into a strenuous exercise in endurance and male ideals.

DECOY                                                                        15 minutes
Collins and Goto Studio
An artists film created by environmental artists Reiko Goto and Tim Collins, a narrated reflection shot deep in a Caledonian pine forest raising a set of questions about point of view, voice, representation and correspondent experience within a highland forest.

Olfactory Forest                                                      14 minutes
Cinematography and direction by Stefan Stark and Pujan Shakupa
What if all the forests in the world disappeared? A portrait of artist/designer Omer Polak and he scent-based installation Olfactory Forest, raising questions about the future of ecology, artificial landscapes or man-made natures.

 

Discussion

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Reel to Real Cinema At Home: The Forest (shorts)

Friday 11th September 2020
Watch live from 8pm
Discussion Crowdcast 9.10-9.45pm
This month we are sharing with you a series of short films on the theme of The Forest, telling a global story through an artist’s eye. Stretching from the Caledonian forests in Scotland to the Church Forests of Ethiopia and the untamed forests of Poland, this series of shorts seeks to examine our relationship and understanding of the role of forests in human identity, mythology and ecologies.

About Reel to Real Cinema At Home

As we look to explore how we can use collective film watching at home as a means to gather, share ideas and connect we’ve been delving through the vastness of the internet to source interesting and relevant stories for now, on film.
Reel to Real continues to share a film and discussion evening on the second Friday of the month online, until we are able to return safely to our High Street home in The Stove, Dumfries.

How to Watch

These films will be made available here, on this page at 8pm on Friday, 11thSeptember – please just re-fresh the page at the time and it will appear.
We’d also love if you could stay for a discussion about the film, and some of the themes arising from it, which will take place using Crowdcast also on this page, at 9.10pm on Friday, 11thSeptember.  Please register in advance here: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/8hzy5fm4
There will be a live chat in the run up to and during the film, so let us know that you are watching and any questions you have!
For more information contact katie@thestove.org.

The Films

We have found a curious selection of five short films, all sourced online exploring a range of different narratives and identities of our woodlands, from the domestic to the wild and untamed, these films journey through a variety of different understandings of the forest environment.
Start here and work your way down through our selection!

The Church Forest of Ethiopia                             9 minutes
Directed by Jeremy Seifert
This film tells the story of Ethiopia’s church forests – pockets of diversity surrounding hundreds of churches and the efforts to protect them.

Watch this short over on youtube: https://youtu.be/8fGe-CPWZlE 

Forest Pitch                                                              11 minutes
Directed by Nick Gibbon
Produced by Signal Film and Media
In a year where Olympics have been cancelled, this film shares an art project by Craig Couthard created as part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad, which saw the creation of a full-size football pitch in the middle of a Spruce plantation in the Scottish Borders.

Echo                                                                           19 minutes
Directed and written by Marcin Fillipowicz
A short film inspired by author Ryszard Krynicki’s story Silence, and shot in South Western Poland, this dark film tells the story of a father and his estranged teenage son on a camping trip, which turns into a strenuous exercise in endurance and male ideals.

DECOY                                                                        15 minutes
Collins and Goto Studio
An artists film created by environmental artists Reiko Goto and Tim Collins, a narrated reflection shot deep in a Caledonian pine forest raising a set of questions about point of view, voice, representation and correspondent experience within a highland forest.

Olfactory Forest                                                      14 minutes
Cinematography and direction by Stefan Stark and Pujan Shakupa
What if all the forests in the world disappeared? A portrait of artist/designer Omer Polak and he scent-based installation Olfactory Forest, raising questions about the future of ecology, artificial landscapes or man-made natures.

 

Discussion

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Reel to Real Cinema At Home: The Forest (shorts)

Friday 11th September 2020
Watch live from 8pm
Discussion Crowdcast 9.10-9.45pm
This month we are sharing with you a series of short films on the theme of The Forest, telling a global story through an artist’s eye. Stretching from the Caledonian forests in Scotland to the Church Forests of Ethiopia and the untamed forests of Poland, this series of shorts seeks to examine our relationship and understanding of the role of forests in human identity, mythology and ecologies.

About Reel to Real Cinema At Home

As we look to explore how we can use collective film watching at home as a means to gather, share ideas and connect we’ve been delving through the vastness of the internet to source interesting and relevant stories for now, on film.
Reel to Real continues to share a film and discussion evening on the second Friday of the month online, until we are able to return safely to our High Street home in The Stove, Dumfries.

How to Watch

These films will be made available here, on this page at 8pm on Friday, 11thSeptember – please just re-fresh the page at the time and it will appear.
We’d also love if you could stay for a discussion about the film, and some of the themes arising from it, which will take place using Crowdcast also on this page, at 9.10pm on Friday, 11thSeptember.  Please register in advance here: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/8hzy5fm4
There will be a live chat in the run up to and during the film, so let us know that you are watching and any questions you have!
For more information contact katie@thestove.org.

The Films

We have found a curious selection of five short films, all sourced online exploring a range of different narratives and identities of our woodlands, from the domestic to the wild and untamed, these films journey through a variety of different understandings of the forest environment.
Start here and work your way down through our selection!

The Church Forest of Ethiopia                             9 minutes
Directed by Jeremy Seifert
This film tells the story of Ethiopia’s church forests – pockets of diversity surrounding hundreds of churches and the efforts to protect them.

Watch this short over on youtube: https://youtu.be/8fGe-CPWZlE 

Forest Pitch                                                              11 minutes
Directed by Nick Gibbon
Produced by Signal Film and Media
In a year where Olympics have been cancelled, this film shares an art project by Craig Couthard created as part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad, which saw the creation of a full-size football pitch in the middle of a Spruce plantation in the Scottish Borders.

Echo                                                                           19 minutes
Directed and written by Marcin Fillipowicz
A short film inspired by author Ryszard Krynicki’s story Silence, and shot in South Western Poland, this dark film tells the story of a father and his estranged teenage son on a camping trip, which turns into a strenuous exercise in endurance and male ideals.

DECOY                                                                        15 minutes
Collins and Goto Studio
An artists film created by environmental artists Reiko Goto and Tim Collins, a narrated reflection shot deep in a Caledonian pine forest raising a set of questions about point of view, voice, representation and correspondent experience within a highland forest.

Olfactory Forest                                                      14 minutes
Cinematography and direction by Stefan Stark and Pujan Shakupa
What if all the forests in the world disappeared? A portrait of artist/designer Omer Polak and he scent-based installation Olfactory Forest, raising questions about the future of ecology, artificial landscapes or man-made natures.

 

Discussion

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Reel to Real Cinema At Home: The Forest (shorts)

Friday 11th September 2020
Watch live from 8pm
Discussion Crowdcast 9.10-9.45pm
This month we are sharing with you a series of short films on the theme of The Forest, telling a global story through an artist’s eye. Stretching from the Caledonian forests in Scotland to the Church Forests of Ethiopia and the untamed forests of Poland, this series of shorts seeks to examine our relationship and understanding of the role of forests in human identity, mythology and ecologies.

About Reel to Real Cinema At Home

As we look to explore how we can use collective film watching at home as a means to gather, share ideas and connect we’ve been delving through the vastness of the internet to source interesting and relevant stories for now, on film.
Reel to Real continues to share a film and discussion evening on the second Friday of the month online, until we are able to return safely to our High Street home in The Stove, Dumfries.

How to Watch

These films will be made available here, on this page at 8pm on Friday, 11thSeptember – please just re-fresh the page at the time and it will appear.
We’d also love if you could stay for a discussion about the film, and some of the themes arising from it, which will take place using Crowdcast also on this page, at 9.10pm on Friday, 11thSeptember.  Please register in advance here: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/8hzy5fm4
There will be a live chat in the run up to and during the film, so let us know that you are watching and any questions you have!
For more information contact katie@thestove.org.

The Films

We have found a curious selection of five short films, all sourced online exploring a range of different narratives and identities of our woodlands, from the domestic to the wild and untamed, these films journey through a variety of different understandings of the forest environment.
Start here and work your way down through our selection!

The Church Forest of Ethiopia                             9 minutes
Directed by Jeremy Seifert
This film tells the story of Ethiopia’s church forests – pockets of diversity surrounding hundreds of churches and the efforts to protect them.

Watch this short over on youtube: https://youtu.be/8fGe-CPWZlE 

Forest Pitch                                                              11 minutes
Directed by Nick Gibbon
Produced by Signal Film and Media
In a year where Olympics have been cancelled, this film shares an art project by Craig Couthard created as part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad, which saw the creation of a full-size football pitch in the middle of a Spruce plantation in the Scottish Borders.

Echo                                                                           19 minutes
Directed and written by Marcin Fillipowicz
A short film inspired by author Ryszard Krynicki’s story Silence, and shot in South Western Poland, this dark film tells the story of a father and his estranged teenage son on a camping trip, which turns into a strenuous exercise in endurance and male ideals.

DECOY                                                                        15 minutes
Collins and Goto Studio
An artists film created by environmental artists Reiko Goto and Tim Collins, a narrated reflection shot deep in a Caledonian pine forest raising a set of questions about point of view, voice, representation and correspondent experience within a highland forest.

Olfactory Forest                                                      14 minutes
Cinematography and direction by Stefan Stark and Pujan Shakupa
What if all the forests in the world disappeared? A portrait of artist/designer Omer Polak and he scent-based installation Olfactory Forest, raising questions about the future of ecology, artificial landscapes or man-made natures.

 

Discussion

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Reel to Real Cinema At Home: The Forest (shorts)

Friday 11th September 2020
Watch live from 8pm
Discussion Crowdcast 9.10-9.45pm

This month we are sharing with you a series of short films on the theme of The Forest, telling a global story through an artist’s eye. Stretching from the Caledonian forests in Scotland to the Church Forests of Ethiopia and the untamed forests of Poland, this series of shorts seeks to examine our relationship and understanding of the role of forests in human identity, mythology and ecologies.

About Reel to Real Cinema At Home

As we look to explore how we can use collective film watching at home as a means to gather, share ideas and connect we’ve been delving through the vastness of the internet to source interesting and relevant stories for now, on film.

Reel to Real continues to share a film and discussion evening on the second Friday of the month online, until we are able to return safely to our High Street home in The Stove, Dumfries.

How to Watch

These films will be made available here, on this page at 8pm on Friday, 11thSeptember – please just re-fresh the page at the time and it will appear.

We’d also love if you could stay for a discussion about the film, and some of the themes arising from it, which will take place using Crowdcast also on this page, at 9.10pm on Friday, 11thSeptember.  Please register in advance here: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/8hzy5fm4

There will be a live chat in the run up to and during the film, so let us know that you are watching and any questions you have!

For more information contact katie@thestove.org.

The Films

We have found a curious selection of five short films, all sourced online exploring a range of different narratives and identities of our woodlands, from the domestic to the wild and untamed, these films journey through a variety of different understandings of the forest environment.

Start here and work your way down through our selection!

The Church Forest of Ethiopia                             9 minutes
Directed by Jeremy Seifert
This film tells the story of Ethiopia’s church forests – pockets of diversity surrounding hundreds of churches and the efforts to protect them.

Watch this short over on youtube: https://youtu.be/8fGe-CPWZlE 

Forest Pitch                                                              11 minutes
Directed by Nick Gibbon
Produced by Signal Film and Media
In a year where Olympics have been cancelled, this film shares an art project by Craig Couthard created as part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad, which saw the creation of a full-size football pitch in the middle of a Spruce plantation in the Scottish Borders.

Echo                                                                           19 minutes
Directed and written by Marcin Fillipowicz
A short film inspired by author Ryszard Krynicki’s story Silence, and shot in South Western Poland, this dark film tells the story of a father and his estranged teenage son on a camping trip, which turns into a strenuous exercise in endurance and male ideals.

DECOY                                                                        15 minutes
Collins and Goto Studio
An artists film created by environmental artists Reiko Goto and Tim Collins, a narrated reflection shot deep in a Caledonian pine forest raising a set of questions about point of view, voice, representation and correspondent experience within a highland forest.

Olfactory Forest                                                      14 minutes
Cinematography and direction by Stefan Stark and Pujan Shakupa
What if all the forests in the world disappeared? A portrait of artist/designer Omer Polak and he scent-based installation Olfactory Forest, raising questions about the future of ecology, artificial landscapes or man-made natures.

 

Discussion

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Reel to Real Cinema At Home: Colonial Monuments Shorts

Friday, 14th August 2020 / Watch live from 8pm

Discussion on Crowdcast 9.30pm-10pm

 
This month, we are bringing you a series of four short films that we have sourced online exploring broadly the theme of Colonial Monuments. Public art and memorial sculpture entered the conversation internationally last month when across Europe and America, statues became one of the focuses for attention during Black Lives Matter protests, notably when the statue of Edward Colston was pulled from it’s plinth in Bristol and deposited in the docks by activists.
Through these four films sourced online, we’d like to explore how these colonial monuments exist as representations of political power and cultural authority from the streets of Limerick, Ireland to Mechelen, Belgium and Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Cacheu in Guinea Bissau. This is a global story and we look forward to sharing conversations with you about the past, present and future of the monument in public art.

About Reel to Real Cinema At Home

As we look to explore how we can use collective film watching at home as a means to gather, share ideas and connect we’ve been delving through the vastness of the internet to source interesting and relevant stories for now, on film. Reel to Real continues to share a film and discussion evening on the second Friday of the month online, until we are able to return safely to our High Street home in The Stove, Dumfries.

How to Watch

The film will be made available here, on this page at 8pm on Friday, 14th August – please just re-fresh the page at the time and it will appear.
We’d also love if you could stay for a discussion about the film, and some of the important themes arising from it, which will take place using Crowdcast also on this page, at 9.30pm on Friday, 4th August.  Please register in advance by clicking here.
There will be a live chat in the run up to and during the film, so let us know that you are watching and any questions you have!
For more information contact katie@thestove.org.
 

About This Months Films

 
A History of Stone, Origin and Myth                               22 minutes
Tom Flanagan and Megs Morley
A non-narrative film essay draws unlikely connections between the creations of monuments, the material of stone and the creation of memory and power. These monuments exist as public representations of political power and cultural authority, providing visual allegories of the attempt to carve collective memory into certain histories, often through the forgetting or erasing of other histories.
Cacheu (2012)                                                                     10 minutes
Directed by Filipa César
A science fiction lecture looking back at four colonial sculptures which are stored at the Fortress of Cacheu, one of the first bastions constructed by the Portuguese in 1588 in order to facilitate the slave trade in the West African country of Guinea Bissau.
Échangeur                                                                             33 minutes
Anne Reijniers & Rob Jacobs
In the streets of the metropolis of Kinshasa, young Congolese imagine their version of the colonial past. Around an empty pedestal that once carried a Belgian monument emerges an imaginary city where archival footage, performances and present-day Kinshasa interact.
(Pas) Mon Pays (Not) My Country                                   9.50 minutes
Bie Michels
A short fillm in two parts – the first of a colonial monument in Mechelen, Antwerp and Michel’s efforts to decolonise this statue with a group of Belgian citizens with Congolese roots, and the second sharing the artist’s visit to Congo based on her personal history. The film is an attempot to let the past encounter the present and see further into the future of the postcolonial situation in both Congo and Mechelen.
 

The Film

The film links will appear here at 8pm on Friday, 14th August – please re-fresh your page at this time to view.

Reel to Real Cinema At Home: Colonial Monuments Shorts

Friday, 14th August 2020 / Watch live from 8pm

Discussion on Crowdcast 9.30pm-10pm

 
This month, we are bringing you a series of four short films that we have sourced online exploring broadly the theme of Colonial Monuments. Public art and memorial sculpture entered the conversation internationally last month when across Europe and America, statues became one of the focuses for attention during Black Lives Matter protests, notably when the statue of Edward Colston was pulled from it’s plinth in Bristol and deposited in the docks by activists.
Through these four films sourced online, we’d like to explore how these colonial monuments exist as representations of political power and cultural authority from the streets of Limerick, Ireland to Mechelen, Belgium and Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Cacheu in Guinea Bissau. This is a global story and we look forward to sharing conversations with you about the past, present and future of the monument in public art.

About Reel to Real Cinema At Home

As we look to explore how we can use collective film watching at home as a means to gather, share ideas and connect we’ve been delving through the vastness of the internet to source interesting and relevant stories for now, on film. Reel to Real continues to share a film and discussion evening on the second Friday of the month online, until we are able to return safely to our High Street home in The Stove, Dumfries.

How to Watch

The film will be made available here, on this page at 8pm on Friday, 14th August – please just re-fresh the page at the time and it will appear.
We’d also love if you could stay for a discussion about the film, and some of the important themes arising from it, which will take place using Crowdcast also on this page, at 9.30pm on Friday, 4th August.  Please register in advance by clicking here.
There will be a live chat in the run up to and during the film, so let us know that you are watching and any questions you have!
For more information contact katie@thestove.org.
 

About This Months Films

 
A History of Stone, Origin and Myth                               22 minutes
Tom Flanagan and Megs Morley
A non-narrative film essay draws unlikely connections between the creations of monuments, the material of stone and the creation of memory and power. These monuments exist as public representations of political power and cultural authority, providing visual allegories of the attempt to carve collective memory into certain histories, often through the forgetting or erasing of other histories.
Cacheu (2012)                                                                     10 minutes
Directed by Filipa César
A science fiction lecture looking back at four colonial sculptures which are stored at the Fortress of Cacheu, one of the first bastions constructed by the Portuguese in 1588 in order to facilitate the slave trade in the West African country of Guinea Bissau.
Échangeur                                                                             33 minutes
Anne Reijniers & Rob Jacobs
In the streets of the metropolis of Kinshasa, young Congolese imagine their version of the colonial past. Around an empty pedestal that once carried a Belgian monument emerges an imaginary city where archival footage, performances and present-day Kinshasa interact.
(Pas) Mon Pays  (Not) My Country                                     9.50 minutes
Bie Michels
A short fillm in two parts – the first of a colonial monument in Mechelen, Antwerp and Michel’s efforts to decolonise this statue with a group of Belgian citizens with Congolese roots, and the second sharing the artist’s visit to Congo based on her personal history. The film is an attempt to let the past encounter the present and see further into the future of the postcolonial situation in both Congo and Mechelen.

The Film

The film links will appear here at 8pm on Friday, 14th August – please re-fresh your page at this time to view.

The Discussion

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Reel to Real Cinema At Home: Colonial Monuments Shorts

Friday, 14th August 2020 / Watch live from 8pm

Discussion on Crowdcast 9.30pm-10pm

This month, we are bringing you a series of four short films that we have sourced online exploring broadly the theme of Colonial Monuments. Public art and memorial sculpture entered the conversation internationally last month when across Europe and America, statues became one of the focuses for attention during Black Lives Matter protests, notably when the statue of Edward Colston was pulled from it’s plinth in Bristol and deposited in the docks by activists.
Through these four films sourced online, we’d like to explore how these colonial monuments exist as representations of political power and cultural authority from the streets of Limerick, Ireland to Mechelen, Belgium and Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Cacheu in Guinea Bissau. This is a global story and we look forward to sharing conversations with you about the past, present and future of the monument in public art.

About Reel to Real Cinema At Home

As we look to explore how we can use collective film watching at home as a means to gather, share ideas and connect we’ve been delving through the vastness of the internet to source interesting and relevant stories for now, on film. Reel to Real continues to share a film and discussion evening on the second Friday of the month online, until we are able to return safely to our High Street home in The Stove, Dumfries.

How to Watch

The film will be made available here, on this page at 8pm on Friday, 14th August – please just re-fresh the page at the time and it will appear.
We’d also love if you could stay for a discussion about the film, and some of the important themes arising from it, which will take place using Crowdcast also on this page, at 9.30pm on Friday, 4th August.  Please register in advance by clicking here.
There will be a live chat in the run up to and during the film, so let us know that you are watching and any questions you have!
For more information contact katie@thestove.org.
 

About This Months Films

 
A History of Stone, Origin and Myth                               22 minutes
Tom Flanagan and Megs Morley
A non-narrative film essay draws unlikely connections between the creations of monuments, the material of stone and the creation of memory and power. These monuments exist as public representations of political power and cultural authority, providing visual allegories of the attempt to carve collective memory into certain histories, often through the forgetting or erasing of other histories.
Cacheu (2012)                                                                     10 minutes
Directed by Filipa César
A science fiction lecture looking back at four colonial sculptures which are stored at the Fortress of Cacheu, one of the first bastions constructed by the Portuguese in 1588 in order to facilitate the slave trade in the West African country of Guinea Bissau.
Échangeur                                                                             33 minutes
Anne Reijniers & Rob Jacobs
In the streets of the metropolis of Kinshasa, young Congolese imagine their version of the colonial past. Around an empty pedestal that once carried a Belgian monument emerges an imaginary city where archival footage, performances and present-day Kinshasa interact.
(Pas) Mon Pays  (Not) My Country                                     9.50 minutes
Bie Michels
A short fillm in two parts – the first of a colonial monument in Mechelen, Antwerp and Michel’s efforts to decolonise this statue with a group of Belgian citizens with Congolese roots, and the second sharing the artist’s visit to Congo based on her personal history. The film is an attempt to let the past encounter the present and see further into the future of the postcolonial situation in both Congo and Mechelen.

The Films

This months films will be available for one month once they have gone live.
 

The Discussion

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Reel to Real Cinema At Home: Colonial Monuments Shorts

Friday, 14th August 2020 / Watch live from 8pm

Discussion on Crowdcast 9.30pm-10pm

This month, we are bringing you a series of four short films that we have sourced online exploring broadly the theme of Colonial Monuments. Public art and memorial sculpture entered the conversation internationally last month when across Europe and America, statues became one of the focuses for attention during Black Lives Matter protests, notably when the statue of Edward Colston was pulled from it’s plinth in Bristol and deposited in the docks by activists.
Through these four films sourced online, we’d like to explore how these colonial monuments exist as representations of political power and cultural authority from the streets of Limerick, Ireland to Mechelen, Belgium and Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Cacheu in Guinea Bissau. This is a global story and we look forward to sharing conversations with you about the past, present and future of the monument in public art.

About Reel to Real Cinema At Home

As we look to explore how we can use collective film watching at home as a means to gather, share ideas and connect we’ve been delving through the vastness of the internet to source interesting and relevant stories for now, on film. Reel to Real continues to share a film and discussion evening on the second Friday of the month online, until we are able to return safely to our High Street home in The Stove, Dumfries.

How to Watch

The film will be made available here, on this page at 8pm on Friday, 14th August – please just re-fresh the page at the time and it will appear.
We’d also love if you could stay for a discussion about the film, and some of the important themes arising from it, which will take place using Crowdcast also on this page, at 9.30pm on Friday, 4th August.  Please register in advance by clicking here.
There will be a live chat in the run up to and during the film, so let us know that you are watching and any questions you have!
For more information contact katie@thestove.org.
 

About This Months Films

 
A History of Stone, Origin and Myth                               22 minutes
Tom Flanagan and Megs Morley
A non-narrative film essay draws unlikely connections between the creations of monuments, the material of stone and the creation of memory and power. These monuments exist as public representations of political power and cultural authority, providing visual allegories of the attempt to carve collective memory into certain histories, often through the forgetting or erasing of other histories.
Cacheu (2012)                                                                     10 minutes
Directed by Filipa César
A science fiction lecture looking back at four colonial sculptures which are stored at the Fortress of Cacheu, one of the first bastions constructed by the Portuguese in 1588 in order to facilitate the slave trade in the West African country of Guinea Bissau.
Échangeur                                                                             33 minutes
Anne Reijniers & Rob Jacobs
In the streets of the metropolis of Kinshasa, young Congolese imagine their version of the colonial past. Around an empty pedestal that once carried a Belgian monument emerges an imaginary city where archival footage, performances and present-day Kinshasa interact.
(Pas) Mon Pays  (Not) My Country                                     9.50 minutes
Bie Michels
A short fillm in two parts – the first of a colonial monument in Mechelen, Antwerp and Michel’s efforts to decolonise this statue with a group of Belgian citizens with Congolese roots, and the second sharing the artist’s visit to Congo based on her personal history. The film is an attempt to let the past encounter the present and see further into the future of the postcolonial situation in both Congo and Mechelen.

The Films

This months films will be available for one month once they have gone live.
 

The Discussion

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