Film Open

22 October 2015 / 18:30

Castlefield Gallery is hosting a screening of Film Open, a new programme of artist films, featuring twenty recent works selected from an open call to Associate members or studio holders of Spike Island, Bristol; Extra Special People, Birmingham; Transmission Gallery, Glasgow; Castlefield Gallery, Manchester and S1 Artspace, Sheffield. The programme launched at Spike Island in May 2015 as part of the Open Studios weekend and tours to all of the venues and the ICA, London in 2015.

The selection for Film Open 2015, titled Index, was made by Steven Cairns, ICA Associate Curator of Artists’ Film and Moving Image. The selected artists are; Liam Allan, Dan Auluk, Emma Charles, Karen Cunningham, Aideen Doran, Jemma Egan, Warren Garland, Alexander Storey Gordon, Lewis Den Hertog, Toby Huddlestone, Stuart Layton, Maryniak and Mclean, Mathew Parkin, Fred Pedersen, Susannah Stark, Jack Saunders, Jane Topping, Charlie Tweed, Grace Williams, and Laura Yuile.

Steven Cairns said ‘The programme features some of the best works by emerging artists from across the country. Not only does the Film Open offer an opportunity for artists, the screening programme is also a unique opportunity for audiences to discover new artists and amazing works.’

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Index: Part 1

Warren Garland, Welcome to Baltia, (2014), 4 min

Jack Saunders, Post-Incubation, (2014), 7 min

Lewis Den Hertog, Protein Shake – Episode 1, (2014), 15 min

Karen Cunningham, Development, (2000-15), 9 min

Susannah Stark, Coatl, (2015), 2 min

Fred Pedersen, Mannequin, (2014/15), 2 min

Emma Charles, After the Bell, (2009), 4 min

Liam Allan, To the free spirits in all cultures that Soichiro Honda typifies, (2014), 14 min

Mathew Parkin, One Touch Reworked, (2014), 10 min

Maryniak and McLean, Adam and Eve in the Garden of Sweden, (2013), 1 min

Index: Part 2

Stuart Layton, You never wash up after yourself, (2014), 3 min

Toby Huddlestone, Video Apathy, (2010), 7 min

Charlie Tweed, Archimeters, (2012), 5 min

Jemma Egan, Buns, (2015), 1 min

Alexander Story Gordon, Ur/Err, (2012), 13 min

Jane Topping, Teeth, (2014), 2 min

Aideen Doran, Oblomov’s Dream, (2014-15), 18 min

Grace Williams, V is for Val, (2013), 30sec

Dan Auluk, Move Closer, (2014), 4 min

Laura Yuile, Identified Objects, (2015), 4 min

Please note that the screening programmes contain adult content and are not suitable for children

Remaining screening dates for the Film Open 2015 are as follows:

·       Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), London: Wednesday 11 November 2015, 6.45pm

·       S1 Artspace, Sheffield, December 2015: date to be finalised

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