Cherry Kino

Cherry Kino

Friday, 16 March 2012

Northern Film School filmmaking session

Cherry Kino just ran a Super 8 workshop for students of the Northern Film School in Leeds. Since the students who attended were all cinematographers, and the workshop formed part of their experimental film module, the resulting films were really interesting and full of invention! One person even decided to cross process their film in C-41 to yield a negative image, which looked excellent when projected and worked really well. It constantly gives me pleasure enjoying the sheer diversity of views people demonstrate with how they use their Super 8 cameras, and which functions they are drawn to using. Which reminds me that using Super 8 cameras, in my view, enables people to really let their hair down and express their individuality through the camera, to be playful and to expect the unexpected. Then when you come to the hand processing, there are again myriad ways of doing this, to get lots of varied effects. Thanks to Judita, Joe, John, Sean, Jess, Alex and Nancy for a good time and some great film work!

Here are some pictures taken by Judita of the day we spent processing and projecting!

x Martha

Saturday, 3 March 2012

Cherry Kino at the Saltaire Arts Trail 2012

Cherry Kino is once again taking part in the Saltaire Arts Trail!
A big thank you to Bradford City of Film who are kindly helping to support the events, and thanks also to all the host venues!

Saturday 5th May (part of the larger WunderNacht event, £6 entry includes a drink)
Various Artists / Curated by Cherry Kino / Supported by Bradford City of Film
Exhibition Building, Shipley College

As part of the WunderNacht event, the Super 8 Salon will feature films made by participants of Cherry Kino’s analogue filmmaking courses in Bradford and Leeds. Exhibiting a wide range of camera-based filmmaking techniques as well as some hand-painted film, experimental colour processing, and even black and white films processed in coffee (yes, coffee!), this screening of contemporary work explores the variety of artistic approaches available to the Super 8 filmmaker, simultaneously debunking the assumption that film is dead. The event will also feature a 16mm film installation, situated in the entrance of the building as you arrive.

Sunday 6th May, 2pm – 4pm
Curated by Cherry Kino / Supported by Bradford City of Film
Salts Mill (access from Café into the Opera, top floor)

Artist filmmaker Storm de Hirsch was active in the New York avant-garde scene in the ‘60s and early ‘70s, but has largely been omitted from the well-worn ‘canon’ of experimental film. These are joyous, hallucinatory, intensely colourful, dynamic and rhythmical works created using a variety of techniques including painting directly onto 16mm film, scratching into the film emulsion and shooting on outdated film stock, as well as some black and white work. This selection of six of her films - two of them silent and four with sound - will be projected on 16mm in a superbly atmospheric (and little-known) top room of the Salts Mill building underneath the old water tank. Dress warmly!

Sunday 6th May, 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Film Installation by Martha Jurksaitis / Supported by Bradford City of Film
Saltaire Launderette (TBC)

A film installation located in the character-filled village launderette featuring film footage of laundry, shot locally on Super 8 and 16mm. Titus Salt famously outlawed hanging washing out to dry in public in the village of Saltaire. This rule now seems old-fashioned, a tad ridiculous, and definitely not applicable to modern-day life and values. Or is it? Believe it or not, landlords and community associations across the US and some in the UK are trying to ban people from hanging out their washing to dry, stating that it lowers the value of the area. ‘Washday Blues’ cinematographically celebrates this simple domestic activity, and invites you to consider why landlords, past and present, deem it unfit for public view.

x Martha