Last Friday the great people from Whirlygig Cinema hosted another Making Tracks event at Rich Mix in London. This unique event showcases short films accompanied with a live musical score by The Cabinet of Living Cinema. For this event one of my short films, Cardiff City Kings – highlighting the breakdancing scene in Cardiff - was selected to take part. All the audio was removed and an extract of the film was prepared to be re-scored live.
Cardiff’s breakdancing and graffiti scene are exploding with energy and talent and I’m glad one of my films can highlight and represent our dancers to a new audience. In a couple weeks the music created by The Cabinet of Living Cinema will be available online and I’ll add it as an update to this post.
In the meantime, have a listen to a podcast explaining what Making Tracks is all about and why it’s important to filmmakers. You’ll hear Katie Steed, founder of Whirlygig Cinema chatting to the musicians and a couple of the filmmakers involved in the January 2012 Making Tracks event.
Both images and podcast are courtesy of Whirlygig Cinema pulled from their Google + profile.
Today I’ve been granted Indefinite Leave to Remain, this means I’m staying in the UK! YES TO EQUALITY!
A list of confirmed times and venues is now out for our LIVING STREETS MOBILE CINEMA. Join us to see the best of short films inspired by, highlighting or set on the street.
This project came about when I was selected to represent Popping Pixels as their curator for 2012. Popping Pixels is an ongoing, traveling series of annual digital art exhibits. The series is unique as each year it changes curator and location.
Teaming up with the Cardiff Design Festival is an opportunity for greater audience participation and collaborative creativity throughout Cardiff. This is also a partnership with CuatrOOjos, an experimedia project uniting Welsh and Colombian artists, the same showcase of films will be shown October 2012 in Barranquilla, Colombia.
I have seen many bold short films making use of our urban landscapes, this encouraged me to create a showcase of short films inspired by, highlighting or set on the street. After creating and International call for submission, I’ve selected 15 shorts to represent the launch year of LIVING STREETS MOBILE CINEMA. The showcase of films lasts approximately 45 minutes and will travel to 5 different locations in Cardiff screening the collection of films.
Queer Times is an intergenerational heritage arts project encouraging dialogue within the queer community. This weekend, 1st and 2nd September, we had our first R&D sessions to spark conversations and an initial gauge to see if anyone was interested in the project. We had a great turn out to all four workshops: singing, acting, movement and storytelling.
Queer Times raises the profile of the queer community and issues that both young and old face within society today. We will challenge the taboos of sexuality and ask what it really means to be queer.
We’re starting the project in May 2013, so if you’re interested in joining or learning more about it please get in touch.
Yesterday, July 25th, David Greenslade and I launched our book lyrical Diagrams in the Chapter Cinema foyer. We shared stories of how we met, what led us to collaborate on the book and where we drew inspiration from the diagrams and poems. It was a relaxed evening with a great crowd supporting us. A big thanks to all who came along to help us celebrate.
I have some hand drawn diagrams from the book available – big and small. Get in touch if you’d like one.