Photography Studio visit and Exhibitions

Alongside Encounters Film Festival, BA Lens Based Media students will also be visiting the following exhibitions and Photographic studio visit. 

Wednesday 20th September 2017

Studio Visit and Guest Lecture - Jessa Fairbrother

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'Photography, performance and a needle are central to Jessa’s practice. She uses the body-as-site to explore communal meanings and is concerned with making explicit the moment when performed gesture and gaze of the viewer collide. She frequently appears in her own images, piercing and embroidering them to employ process as action. Needle perforations and thread puncture the skin of the photograph, extending image-objects beyond a single time and space. Things embody feelings and the body is a material, where experience can manifest itself through stitches.

She completed an MA in Photographic Studies from the University of Westminster (2008-10) and developed her practice while working as both lecturer and journalist. Jessa started out concentrating on acting, describing this as the source of her interest in using personal experience to activate transactions between observer and observed.

In 2016 she produced the body of work Conversations with my mother as a limited edition Artist Book. The delicate hand-marked volume with unique perforations is held in various collections including Yale Center for British Art (New Haven, US) and libraries at the Victoria and Albert Museum (London, UK) and the Museum of Fine Arts Houston (US). Jessa lives and works in Bristol, UK.'

Thursday 21st September 2017

Sleeping in Public - Installation by Ellen Wilkinson and Katie Davies

A new collaborative moving image commission by writer Ellen Wilkinson and artist Katie Davies that considers what it means to work.

Installation - 2nd Floor Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, Queens Rd, Bristol, BS8 1RL

Somalis in Bristol: Where Are We From and Who Are We Now?

Exhibition - M-Shed, Princes Wharf, Wapping Rd, Bristol, BS1 4RN

'Produced in collaboration with Black Southwest Network and members of the Somali community, this new display explores the diverse experiences of Somalis living in Bristol today.

ENCOUNTERS 23RD SHORT FILM & ANIMATION FESTIVAL

FdA Film & Media Arts Production and BA Lens Based Media students will be attending Encounters 23RD SHORT FILM & ANIMATION FESTIVAL / 19–24 SEPTEMBER 2017 / BRISTOL • UK

We have the following screenings / visits booked:

Wednesday 20th September 2017

Meet 9.10 (Prompt) Outside Watershed - 1 Canons Road, Harbourside, Bristol, BS1 5TX

WIDENING THE LENS (15)

9:30 WATERSHED: CINEMA 3

http://encounters-festival.org.uk/events/widening-lens-15/

Third Films Shorts (15)

13:00, WATERSHED: CINEMA 3

http://encounters-festival.org.uk/events/third-films-shorts/

PHILOMELA’S CHORUS SHORT FILMS (15)

16:30, WATERSHED: CINEMA 2

http://encounters-festival.org.uk/events/philomelas-chorus-short-films/

NAHEMI screening (15) - (10 Tickets booked so Limited availability)

19:00, WATERSHED: CINEMA 3

http://encounters-festival.org.uk/events/nahemi-screening-15/

Thursday 21st September 2017

Students to plan and book their own schedule for the day. 

Friday 22nd September 2017

Meet 9.10 Outside Watershed - 1 Canons Road, Harbourside, Bristol, BS1 5TX

EYE CANDY SHOW PRESENTED BY SHELLEY PAGE (15)

9:30, WATERSHED: CINEMA 3

http://encounters-festival.org.uk/events/shelley-page-eye-candy/ 

RANDOM ACTS 3 (15)

11:30, WATERSHED: CINEMA 3

http://encounters-festival.org.uk/events/random-acts-3-2/

SHORT FILM 8 – FLIGHTS OF FANCY (15)

16:00, WATERSHED: CINEMA 1

http://encounters-festival.org.uk/events/short-film-8-flights-fancy/

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Stupid Enough - A Film About Creativity

Stupid Enough is a realisation that everyone’s route to a creative business is different.

We’ve all seen those terrifying online lists of the '10 things you need to do' to ensure you get where you want to be, creatively and professionally.

These things are well-intentioned and can be helpful, but can also become a sack of 10 (or more, sometimes) sticks to beat yourself with. What if you hate social networking? What if you live on a remote island? What if you shy away from those ‘crucial’ social gatherings? What if you’re hopeless at paperwork? And cold-calling terrifies you? What if you simply don’t want to follow someone else’s ‘list of ten things’?

They can give the misleading impression that these are the magical steps - and the only ones. Follow them, and success can’t fail to come - ‘one size fits all’.

Stupid Enough is a film in which eight successful and creative people (and they will share their own definition of those words) share their experiences on how they reached their present stage, whatever that might be.

They’re all very, very different. They’ve all tried and failed, struggled, succeeded, cocked up, learned, and kept going. None of them started out with a list of rules or a guidebook. They were stupid enough to have a go, and find their way by applying their natural creativity to every aspect of their business.

And they’re still doing it.

Creative businesses can be organic, unique, messy. They can be silly and unpredictable, and very...human. Watch how these humans are giving it their best shot.

Featuring

Gareth Edwards // film director. 'Monsters, Godzilla, Star Wars - Rogue One'

Sage Francis // musician

Jonathan Levine // gallery owner

Rebecca Lewis // talent agent

Tom Hare // willow artist

DJ Food // DJ, designer and musician

Louisa St Pierre // agency director and illustrator

Jed Smith // chef

stupidenough.org

Sarah J. Coleman & Leigh Adams - The Creative team behind this film are coming into Weston College for & Q&A, Workshop and Screening.

Tuesday 19th January 2016. 1.30pm in M015 Performance Space, University Centre Campus, Weston College.

www.dirigofilmfest.co.uk