AUXXX + BROTFABRIK present
CINESTHESIA SCREEN CONCERT 011
THURSDAY 28 MARCH 2019 @ 21:00
"MADE IN BRITAIN" | UK 1983 | 76min | Directed by Alan Clarke
KAFFE MATTHEWS - laptop, electronics
"Trevor is a 16 year old, sometimes-violent skinhead with no regard for authority, and would rather spend his time stealing cars than sitting in the detention centre to which he is sent. His social worker, Harry Parker, tries to do his best, but Trevor is only interested when there's something that he can get out of it. The authorities within the centre try to make Trevor conform to the norms of society, but he takes no notice, and would rather speak in a torrent of four-letter words and racial abuse."
Quoted from IMDb.com
"In-situ Cinema" | UK 2016 | 6min | Directed by Maria Anastassiou and Julie Myers
Over four weekends in July residents of Chester Road and Carlisle Road in Queen’s Park, Bedford joined artists Julie Myers and Maria Anastassiou for a series of filmmaking workshops in their outdoor filmmaking space. In-situ Cinema reflects the thoughts and ideas residents have about their local area - the defunct telephone box becomes a silver birch tree, a concrete wall becomes a magical gate into the park, speeding cars vanish and overgrown gardens become places for adventure. Commissioned by Bedford Creative Arts. Funded by
Arts Council England, Bedford Borough Council and bpha.
Maria Anastassiou is an artist/filmmaker based in London. She uses analogue and digital media in moving image, social practice and curatorial projects. Her work is informed by experimental ethnographic approaches to documentary and structuralist film traditions. She is interested in the form and application of the filmmaking process as an entry point into responding to place, historical narrative, communities, individuals and other artists. Her films highlight the illusory space of the moving image and the material space of the surface employing the possibilities and limitations of the apparatus to self-reflective effect. Many of her projects are collaborative and defined by an exchange with other artists and the public, across disciplines and presentational platforms. Recent commissions: New Geographies (2018), Bedford Creative Arts (2016, 2017), Whitney Museum of American Art (2016), Creative Europe Program (2015-2017), Europe for Citizens (2014), Open Society Foundation (2014).
Kaffe Matthews is a pioneering music maker who works live with space, data, things, and place to make new electroacoustic composition. The physical experience of music for the maker and listener has always been central to her approach and to this end she has also invented some unique interfaces, the sonic armchair, the sonic bed and the sonic bike that not only enable new approaches to composition for makers but give immediate ways in to unfamiliar sound and music for wide ranging audience. Violin, theremin, wild salmon, star maps, NASA scientists, sharks, children, solo walks and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra have all sourced this growing body of works for sites such as concert hall, city street, basement club, gallery, theatre, living room, empty shop and the human body. Kaffe has also established the collectives Music for Bodies(2006) and The Bicrophonic Research Institute(2014) where ideas and techniques are developed within a pool of coders and artists using shared and open source approaches, publishing all outcomes online. Awards include a NESTA Dreamtime Fellowship; Honorary Professor of Music at the Shanghai Music Conservatory; a BAFTA with Mandy McIntosh and Zeena Parkins; Distinction Prix Ars Electronica Sonic Bed_London, Honorary Mention Prix Ars Electronica cd cécile and she is the first woman to have received the Edgar Varèse guest professorship in computer music at TU Berlin. Kaffe has also been releasing solo works on Annette Works since 1996.
Julie’s works combines film, sound, photography, installation and digital media. Her work forms a response to people and place; exploring everyday ways that people make sense of their environment through memory, personal experience and the representation of stories. Past commissions have included: Lift The Lid - Isle of Wight, UK (2019); Bedford Creative Arts, UK ( 2017, 2016, 2014); Milton Keynes Gallery, UK (2017), Kunsthal, Arhaus, DK (2015); Creative Europe Programme (2015 -17); Arts Council England (2011, 2009, 2007); The British Council (2008); The British Film Institute (2000).