Theaster Gates - Sanctum - Bristol

This is well worth a look: http://sanctumbristol.com/
Until 6pm on Saturday 21st November, Sanctum hosts a continuous programme of sound over 552 hours, sustained by performers, musicians and bands in a temporary structure within the shell of Temple Church, Bristol. Sanctum is Theaster Gates' first public project in the UK, produced by Situations, as part of Bristol 2015 European Green Capital.

Willem de Rooij - Arnolfini

A new exhibition, by Dutch artist Willem de Rooij, featuring a politically-charged photographic work in an installation that explores themes of individuality, protest and representation.

Index: Riots, Protest, Mourning and Commemoration (as represented in newspapers, January 2000–July 2002), 2003, consists of 18 large panels each featuring a selection of photographs cut from newspapers. De Rooij is interested in how these images are selected for global distribution in the news media, the ways in which people are presented in protest, and how they stage themselves in front of a camera. The installation presents a large selection of global political struggles, but despite being taken in different geographical and political situations and contexts, there are similarities between the different images presented. Without the newspaper headlines and captions, the formal qualities of the photographs become apparent, inviting a closer look at representation and drawing together the subjects that the title of the work indicates: riots, protests, mourning and commemoration.

Free. Friday 21 November 2014 to Sunday 08 February 2015, 11:00 to 18:00.

Arnolfini, 16 Narrow Quay. Bristol BS1 4QA

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Students Show their Films on the Big Screen, Cube Cinema, Bristol

Excellent night last night at The Cube Cinema, Bristol. With students from FdA Film & Media Arts Production presenting their work as part of BlueScreen. Jimmy and I also showed our own shorts.

Great to see their films up on the big screen, with a packed audience and brilliant for the students to showcase their work alongside other film makers from the region. The quality and range of films is always impressive.

We plan to take even more films to the next events: March 25th and May 20th. Helps spread word amongst Film community about our course and film makers.

Short film shot entirely handheld on the Canon C100 camera. Involves zero dialogue to progress the plotting. Sorry about the sound issues.

A comedy about a group of friends deciding going out for the night.