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!
SUPER 8 SALON & 16mm FILM INSTALLATION
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.
STORM DE HIRSCH, 16mm FILMS
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a variety of techniques including painting directly onto 16mm film, scratching into the film emulsion and shooting on outdated film stock, as well as some black and white work.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.