Cherry Kino

Cherry Kino

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Free Cherry Kino Microcinema from today until Sunday!

Hello!

Free Screenings this Thursday 17th, Friday 18th, Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th!


From this Thursday, Cherry Kino is delighted to present a whole host of screenings of wondermental cinema, totally free, down at the Granary Wharf Unit 7, an empty shop unit offered by Granary Wharf, as part of the Leeds International Film Festival! The Microcinema is two doors down from local cafe 'Out of the Woods' who are remaining open while the events are on, offering some cinema specials like popcorn, hotdogs and hot drinks specially for the events - perfect for cold dark northern weather!

It will be great if you can come, and if you miss the start time you're still very welcome to drop in at any point during the evening!

Directions:
Walk away from the train station through the tunnel with the light and sound installation in it, and turn right into the dark arches (lots of parked cars in the units along your way) which lead to Granary Wharf. If you come out onto the concourse you will see The Hop to your right, and Mint Hotel even further right. You want to head over to the river/lock, and it is there that you will find the special pop-up Microcinema. Call 07935916560 if you have trouble finding it.

The screenings will be as follows:

Thursday:

(7pm) Galaxy - A surreal masterpiece from 1967, and Japan's first feature-length underground film!


(8.30pm) Destructural Video - A programme of extraordinary video work showcasing contemporary artists who exploit and explore the imperfections hidden in the signal/data structures of moving image technology.


Friday:

(7pm) Free Radicals - A History of Experimental Cinema' - Awesome documentary about the artists and poets of cinema, crazy about filmmaking, who push the artform in radical new directions. With loads of extracts of the films themselves, and narrated in a lovely personal manner by Pip Chodorov.


(9pm) Lab Love! - A gloriously free-wheeling selection of films on Super8 and 16mm, made by artists at DIY film labs and chosen for their sense of fun, freedom, and their uncompromising attitude!


Saturday:

(7pm) Obscura - A dazzling selection of recent artist cinema from some of the most interesting and engaging contemporary artist filmmakers, celebrating the richness of 'obscure' cinema.

(9pm) Galaxy - A surreal masterpiece from 1967, and Japan's first feature-length underground film!

Sunday:

(2pm) Lucida - A joyfully diverse selection of new works, blending kitsch Egyptology mash-ups, colourful video collage and plenty more, all films which consider life through the cinematic magic of the prism.


(4pm) Language and Possession - Two very special medium length films dealing with the fascinating topic of language and possession in politically resonant ways. The daring 'Out' by Roee Rosen has won numerous awards, and 'The Folds of the King' takes a fascinating look at simultaneous translation.


Be great to see you!

x Martha

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Microcinema set up photos!

Ok, so here are a few photos of the Microcinema set-up today! Cheers to Lester, Jess, Rachel, Vicky, Niamh and James who all helped brilliantly. It looks amazing! Screenings start on Thursday (7pm and 8.30pm) and continue until Sunday evening! All screenings are free, thanks to generous support from ISIS, Granary Wharf and East Street Arts, and Out of the Woods cafe (virtually next door to the Microcinema) are offering popcorn, hotdogs and coffee. The transformation from empty shop unit into Microcinema is great to see, showing that any empty space can become what you want it to be - in this case, a Microcinema showing wondermental cinema. See you Thursday!

Directions:
Walk away from the train station through the tunnel with the light and sound installation in it, and turn right into the dark arches (lots of parked cars in the units along your way) which lead to Granary Wharf. If you come out onto the concourse you will see The Hop to your right, and Mint Hotel even further right. You want to head over to the river/lock, and it is there that you will find the special pop-up Microcinema. Call 07935916560 if you have trouble finding it.

x Martha








Sunday, 13 November 2011

Processing Tri-X b/w Super8 in COFFEE!!!

Here's what we did for the 'Coffee, Anyone?' Super8 workshop where we used Caffenol - developer made using coffee!

We shot on Tri-X Super8 reversal, but processed the film to negative by using the following mixture:

40g instant coffee (Co-op own brand)
54g washing soda crystals (bought off ebay)
16g pure vitamin C powder (from Holland and Barrett)

Procedure:

Put 800 ml water in a bucket. Then put 40g coffee in a container and add 200ml boiling water. Add this mixture to the water. Then add the 54g washing soda crystals and stir (or swish bucket) until dissolved. Next, add the vitamin C powder. Your developer is ready!

We used this developer for 22 mins at about 27 degrees Celsius (but it cooled down over the processing time). Then pour the coffee out of the tank, rinse well, and fix (with any fixer) according to instructions. We fixed for 5 mins. Then rinse. Then dry. Then project your negative film! Some beautiful results! The developer doesn't keep well, so we used fresh for each batch of 2 films.

Finito!

Cheers to everyone who came, it was loads of fun!

x Martha

Chemical Colours Super8 Workshop - instructions!

Here's what we did on the 'Chemical Colours' Super8 workshop on Saturday 12th November!

We used Ektachrome 100D (Kodak) Super8.

We cut each film in half, and processed half in E6 chemistry as reversal (positive) with the chemistry at 40 degrees Celsius, using the following timings (with fresh E6 chemistry):

1st developer = 6 mins 15 secs
Colour developer = 6 mins
Bleach Fix = 6 mins
Stabiliser = 1 min

Then we processed the other half in C-41 chemistry as negative (funky negative!), using the following timings (with fresh C-41 chemistry, also at 40 degrees Celsius):

1st developer = 3 mins 15 secs
Bleach Fix = 4 mins
Stabiliser = 1 min

It came out ace!!

Thanks to everyone who attended, had a great time!

x Martha

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Photos and Films from the Aussie Weekend!

Here are some pics from the weekend just gone plus the films made on the workshops - a massive thanks to Richard, Dianna and Sally who made it a fantastic experience and shared their skills, and thanks to Elsy for the photos!

x Martha










Wednesday, 2 November 2011

This Weekend: Cabinet of Aussie Cine Film Curiosities - FREE Expanded Cinema and Magical 16mm Creations, THIS SAT & SUN!

Richard and Dianna from Nanolab and Sally Golding are here this weekend!
They're the guests of East Street Arts and Cherry Kino, who have teamed up to put on this weekend of Australian wondermental film. Sally is performing on Saturday night, and Richard and Dianna on Sunday night, both shows are at 7pm. Here's more info:
The events are Free No ticket needed, just show up!

Sally Golding (Saturday 5th November, 7pm, Patrick Studios, ESA)



Face of An Other
Obsessions with horror manifest as phantasmagoric projections onto the filmmakers own body in a bizarre accumulation of unreality. Notions of ‘projected’ identity, grotesquerie, and the uncanny are interrogated in this shifting projector alignment for face(s). Golding’s key expanded cinema work, as noted in the recent symposium on Expanded Cinema at the Tate Modern. (16mm film reel & film loop, vintage sound effects, unhinged Foley, stroboscopic lightning.)

Super Grotesquerie
A form of disjunctive archiving, images and sounds were contact printed from 16mm science educational films Voice of the Insect and Photons, and Golding’s home archive of classic Super8 horror and sci-fi films. Projected images are further manipulated with refracting lenses during the performance, shifting the locked rectangle of the screen. The soundtrack was made by manually sampling contacted printed waveforms and made sound graphics - a darkroom composition. (Double screen film performance. 16mm film reel and film loops, original 16mm & Super8 images, made & found waveforms, refracting lenses & filters.)

Psycho Sub Tropo
An audience of seated children react in horror and delight as a finger wags across the screen and the performers own body moves across the projectors obscuring and blending the images. A laboratory strobe light cuts a rhythmic beat over the gurgling optical printed soundtracks. A rotating colour wheel turns the vision on screen into a brain melting vortex of abstracted shape. Duration shifting piece for blurred/sharp flickering vision. (3 x 16mm projectors, contact printed optical sound film loops, rotating colour wheel, laboratory strobe, oscillator synth, prismatic interference, bodily obstruction.)


The Films of Richard Tuohy, with a Film by Diana Barrie
(Sunday 6th November, 7pm, Patrick Studios, ESA)



Richard Tuohy – Recent Works

Multitude Studies
4 x 16mm loops, 15 minutes, 2009
A 4 projector loop work experimenting with apparent movement generated out of temporal relationships, rhythms, image collisions and acoustic emphases. Featuring my friend Toby, who like to say he ‘contains multitudes’. Made in response to the expanded cinema works of Bruce McClure.

Iron-wood
16mm, 7 minuetes, 2009
Iron-wood is an abstract visual exploration of the deeply fissured 'cog-like' bark of the Australian tree Eucalyptus Sideroxylon - Red Ironbark.

Flyscreen.
16mm, 8 minutes, 2010
Flyscreen is a camera-less ‘rayogram’ (photogram) film, made by layering fly-screen material onto raw 16mm film stock and then exposing to light. The sound heard is the optical sound of the images passing the 16mm optical sound head. It is very Australian.

Tasmanian Splintering
16mm, 15 minutes, 2010
Bones of a dead Tasmanian forest colourfully ‘ re-animated’ in a film printer.

Horizontals
3 x 16mm projectors, 11 minutes, 2010
Filmed on the broad, tree-less expanse of the Hay Plain, Horizontals makes a game of the endless horizon.

Etienne’s Hand 16mm, 13 minutes, 2011
A movement study of a restless hand. Made from one five second shot. Sound constructed from an old French folk tune played on a hand cranked music box.

Screen Tone
1 or 3 x 16mm projectors, 18 minutes, 2011
Half-tone dot ‘screens’ intended for use as shadings and tones in Manga comic illustrations have here been ‘photogrammed’ directly onto raw 16mm film stock. A flicker collage of these dots has then been created using a16mm film printer. The sounds heard are those that the dots themselves produce as they pass the optical sound head of the 16mm projector. This is a camera-less and sound-recorder-less film!

x Martha