FUNDADA ARTISTS' FILM FESTIVAL

Fundada Artists’ Film Festival is a contemporary film and video event run by artists intending to showcase the best in contemporary screen-based art from across the globe. Fundada believes that art should be fun and inclusive yet conceptually strong and critically engaged. The film festival is comprised of selected short films from an international open call and curated by artists Alice Bradshaw and Nancy Porter.

Open Call for Submissions
2012 to be announced shortly.


Wednesday, 11 August 2010

FAFF2010 Programme: Tuesday 17th August 2010

Paul Tarragó (UK)
The Badger Series Episode 3

The Badger Series has issues and attempts, each episode, to resolve them. Recasting a glove puppet through his own present day sensibilities, Paul assumes the role of a kindly uncle mentor to a household of capersome woodland creatures. Mortality, self-sacrifice, depression, altered states of consciousness and transgressive art practices are all explored as part of their everyday lives together. Meanwhile the show is mindful to adhere to the traditional structural formulae, with entertainment numbers and routines appropriate to the scaled down sitcom world that they occupy. The series is equal parts moral instruction and narrative play, mediate through the forced fit of an experimental filmmaker as children's entertainer.


Kevin Boniface (UK)
Worktime Learning

A postman's diary


Lernert & Sander (NL)
How To Explain It To My Parents: Bart Julius Peters

In How To Explain It To My Parents: Bart Julius Peters, Photographer Bart Julius Peters shows one of his latest photographs to his father - a portrait of a young hockey player in the North of Amsterdam. Dad struggles to understand why it is art and investigates how his son decides on the quality of his photographs.


Manuel Saiz (IT)
The Two Teams Team

The Two Teams Team is a short and multi-layered film about the difference and similarities between video art and cinema, two subjects which Manuel Saiz regularly addresses in his work, often on a meta level. Two actors - one specialised in film, the other in video art - are having a chat. Their conversation revolves around film sets in film and video art, bout differences in budget, about emotions, the relation to fiction and reality, and about punchlines.


David Cochrane (UK)
Cube

Performance related video
2 sugar cubes soak up and exchange coffee from a saucer


Maggie Hall (UK)
Line

"I produce work without a narrative and verbal content, work that exists purely to be experienced communicating a semi-intuitive understanding. I want to leave my work open to the formation of ideas and concepts rather than react to them. Recently I have begun to merge the initial creation of my work with the final product, recreating a version of the process. These works intend to compress, contain and capture the initial energy and tensions revealed in their creation."


Robin Kiteley & Samuel Stocks (UK)
Carbon Dating Angels

The idea of "carbon dating angels" suggests a search for origin, and by extension meaning or truth, in that which is beyond the realms of scientific enquiry. This piece appropriates the controlled and precise movement vocabulary of archive x-ray films in an intriguing, yet impenetrable, ritual of choreographed opened a new visual perspective this films alludes to ways of knowing that are at once buried and revealed.


Kathy Toth (UK)
Loop

Loop is a stopframe animation where handmade charcoal drawings have been photographed. Each object is rubbed out and then redrawn onto the same drawing for the next frame, thus leaving a trace of movement. These objects are inspired by found imagery resembling scientific diagrams. My interest lies in how diagrams are perceived once taken out of context and viewed purely as a set of shapes and lines. While drawing diagrams I begins to associate them visually with other objects in a way that is similar to cloud spotting and 'projective tests' within psychoanalysis.


Semiconductor (UK)
Black Rain

Black Rain uses images from the STEREO mission by NASA (2006-2008) in which twin satellites tracked interplanetary space for solar wind as well as registering violent eruptions of matter from the sun; coronal mass ejections (CMEs). Semiconductor collected all images resulting from the mission, selecting unwanted images usually edited out of scientific research presentations.


Saskia Takens-Milne (UK)
Untitled (Toast)

Saskia Takens-Milne's video art presents us with an uncanny, realistic depiction of life in a looking-glass world. The world depicted is the actual world in which we live, the only world we could - perhaps - ever have, the unreal world of ideology. The work is allusive in nature; but these videos surprise themselves - risible melodrama is a structural feature of her work - by being finally irreducible to, and inexplicable by, their origins.


Alice Bradshaw (UK)
Brown Paper Bag Box

Box, made from a brown paper bag, animated.


Paul Tarragó (UK)
The Badger Series Episode 4

The Badger Series has issues and attempts, each episode, to resolve them. Recasting a glove puppet through his own present day sensibilities, Paul assumes the role of a kindly uncle mentor to a household of capersome woodland creatures. Mortality, self-sacrifice, depression, altered states of consciousness and transgressive art practices are all explored as part of their everyday lives together. Meanwhile the show is mindful to adhere to the traditional structural formulae, with entertainment numbers and routines appropriate to the scaled down sitcom world that they occupy. The series is equal parts moral instruction and narrative play, mediate through the forced fit of an experimental filmmaker as children's entertainer.

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