Sheffield Fringe 2012
14 Jun – 16 Jun 2012
118 -120 Trafalgar Street
Sheffield S1 4JT
Filmmaking at the intersection of art and documentary practice is fertile ground on which to examine direct critical engagements with philosophy and theory. No longer relegated to the margins of experimental film as genre, these debates have entered the ‘mainstream.’
This year’s programme includes Esther Johnson’s Yorkshire strand – enigmatically titled ‘Chemistry of Incidence’, as well as a strand by Los Angeles Filmforum‘s Adam Hyman, collating rare 16mm archival observational films, some of which have never before been seen in the UK. ‘Regardless of the Questions Asked’ is a series of works grouped by Minou Norouzi with a declared intention to capture, arrest and move. Finally LUX’s Gil Leung presents a strand moodily titled ‘All Smiles and Sadness’, with a stellar line up featuring Duncan Campbell, Anne McGuire and Philip Hoffman. The underlying question here is the value of uncertainty.
Artists: Sarah Beddington, Phillip Hoffman, Duncan Campbell, The House of O’Dwyer, Jayne Wilson, Pascual Sisto, Steve Hawley, Laura Kraning, Erin Newell, Alice Bradshaw, Martijn Hendriks, Julie Westerman, Miles Umney, Fred Lindberg, Simon Warner, William Hale, Christiane Thalmann, John Vicario, Gabrielle Le Bayon, Valentina Ferrandes, Bruno Ramos, Alexandra Cuesta, Gary Beydler, and Anne McGuire.
All screenings are held at S1 Artspace & The Void Cinema in Sheffield and are free to the public. There will be discussions and curators talks, with some of the artists and curators present.
(Image: Pascual Sisto, No Strings Attached, video still, 2007)
Regardless of the Questions Asked
Thursday 14 June 2012, 7:00pm
Film programme + discussion
Urban Observations - Los Angeles
Friday 15 June 2012, 3:00pm
The Void Cinema
Chemistry of Incidence
Friday 15 June 2012, 7:00pm
Film programme & discussion
All Smiles and Sadness
Saturday 16 June 2012, 7:00pm