Strange Umbrellas is happening on October 25th at Deptford Cinema from 5 till 10pm. We are pleased to be hosting performances and screenings by Steph Horak, Adam Parkinson, Tasos Stamou, Steve Beresford, Art Terry, Andrew Gillman, Chris Newman, Ben Sheppe , Pierre Bouvier Patron & Blanca Regina.
SOUND AND MUSIC
Steph Horak: voice & electronics
Adam Parkinson: electronics
Tasos Stamou & Steve Beresford duo: electronics & ukulele
Art Terry: songs
SCREENING & PERFORMANCE
'10ml I.V.' is an exploration of unrelenting increasing tension; like a python’s coils squeezing life into death.
In a flat above shops in anonymous south London, a well-off addict comes for his fix. But his dealer has been replaced by a middle-class white man. What’s the score? And who’s scoring what?
Alastair Mackenzie and Kobna Holdbrook Smith explore the competing values of risk and trust.
Written & Directed by Andrew Gillman http://andrewgillman.com/
Duration 15 min
Screen 16:9 , 1 protector HD , stereo sound
1-‘Alice expanded/expanded Alice’ is a performance around ’Alice in Wonderland’, using film, digital and live video.
The piece explores Alice’s multiples personalities via projection and reprojection to create a complete mise en abymes of her image.
This piece will be performed by Pierre Bouvier Patron and Blanca Regina
Duration 3 parts in a row from 8-12 mins
Need: requires 2 super8 projectors, 1 video HD , PA sound system (mini jack input)
'100F' by Ben Sheppee is a collaboration with Jude Greenaway to mark 10 years of the Yellow Machines label. A glitchy electronica soundscape interpreted and visualised with a minimalist tech look - published as a hidden track on the album ‘Archive’.
'Pinch of Peer' John Cage published a collection of graphic notation techniques from the Fluxus movement. Sheppee digitised these, adapted variations, and animated to the classical electronica by Kettel ‘Sending Orbs’.
By Ben Sheppee
Format: HD , stereo sound
‘London’ by Chris Newman
Berlin-based Chris Newman’s video is a poetic and personal work shot on his last trip to London, when he presented a new composition for ensemble featuring pianist Tania Chen. A trip with Chen & Steve Beresford in a London cab is cut up with superpositions and an interesting mix of voices and soundtrack.
Format: Video, stereo sound
‘Elements‘ by Tasos Stamou,
“Elements” explores human experience in everyday urban rituals, in scenes that compose an anthology of abstract short-stories. The scenes are primary focused in moments of non-events, while the camera is treated as a canvas of carefully composed tableaux, objective, yet not emotionally discharged of the human condition.
Format: DVD 4:3, stereo sound
Installation ( Video mapping ) by Blanca Regina