On this coming Tuesday (24/07/2018) the Exploding Appendix Avant-garde Art and Research Group will be meeting from 7:30pm upstairs at The Marwood (52 Ship Street Brighton, England, BN1 1AF) to discuss artistic projects and ideas. This week alongside more informal discussions we will be screening five short films selected by Daniel & Clara.
Artists Daniel Fawcett & Clara Pais have been collaborating since 2011 on moving image work, performance and photography. Since meeting they have worked exclusively together seeing themselves as two halves of a single artist. Alongside their work as artists they also publish their own magazine Film Panic. Throughout 2018 they will be collaborating extensively with Exploding Appendix as resident artists and, alongside this interview, will be collaborating on events, screenings and film projects.
The screening will present a selection of short films by a medley of contemporary filmmakers. This will be the first part of a two part screening of ‘Ecstatic visions’. The second will be presented later in the year. The Programme for part 1 is presented below.
Five New Visionary Films Selected by The Underground Film Studio
Total Runtime: 64mins
In The Arbor Of The Bitter Orange (Sarahjane Swan & Roger Simian)
IN THE ARBOR OF THE BITTER ORANGE
2017 | 7 mins | Super8 | Dir. Sarahjane Swan & Roger Simian
IN THE ARBOR OF THE BITTER ORANGE is a short Surrealist daydream captured by Scottish Borders duo Sarahjane Swan & Roger Simian on monochromatic Super 8 in a sleepy seaside town in the north of Portugal.
Telekinetic Pleasures (Daniel Fawcett & Clara Pais)
2018 | 8 mins | VHS | Dir. Daniel Fawcett & Clara Pais
TELEKINETIC PLEASURES depicts the aftermath of a bizarre scientific experiment that involves chickens, reptilian and human subjects, two of whom have survived and are portrayed by the directors themselves – artefacts of their psychic transmissions are captured here on videotape.
Play Ground (Vicky Langan & Maximilian Le Cain)
2017 | 16 mins | DV | Dir. Vicky Langan & Maximilian Le Cain
PLAY GROUND is a tribute to the great Dutch filmmaker Frans Zwartjes. Vicky Langan & Maximilian Le Cain play two characters locked into patterns of desire who seem unable to connect in this playful but ultimately melancholy film.
Miraculous Aqueduct (David Finkelstein)
2018 | 16 mins | HD | Dir. David Finkelstein
A poetic exploration of the strategies for unleashing creativity, both scattershot and focused.
MIRACULOUS AQUEDUCT is a journey through an interior landscape filled with tarot cards, towers, and centurions; a collage of words, images and music, in which the film’s two narrators discover that acknowledging inner blocks is the key to overcoming them.
Bom Dia Carlos (Gurcius Gewdner)
BOM DIA CARLOS
2016 | 17 mins | HD | Dir. Gurcius Gewdner
Dedicated Carlos Reichenbach, Lucio Fulci and Andrzej Zulawski, BOM DIA CARLOS is a film about the coming apocalypse, about a man who fears to shit, about demonic voices from within but ultimately it is a film about uncontrollable creative and bodily expression that bursts forth in the most deliriously grotesque manner thinkable. Vomit bags recommended!