Ok so I have loads of news...!
Recently my friend Kathy Alberici and I won a commission to create a new audio visual piece for the CTM festival in Berlin! I went over to Berlin a few weeks ago to get started - our project is based around the 'Funkhaus', the old broadcasting station in the former GDR, East Berlin. It's an amazing place... Loads to explore. We found some magnetic tape, and got some sounds and footage, and generally got familiar with the buildings. We even got into the main concert hall, which I'm told is very rare... it was open for cleaning, and we witnessed a big grand piano being hoisted up the stairs and into the auditorium. We also collected the sounds of the wood creaking beneath our bare feet as we walked around.
Some news on my films:
'Bird' was selected to screen at Colour Out of Space festival in Brighton! It's on now!
'Iron Work' screened at Antimatter Media Art Festival a few weeks ago, which I'm so delighted about!
'Salt' and 'Peach' are currently touring venues in North America as part of the Frenkel Defects programme, curated by Kevin Rice.
'Peach' is also due to show at the great TIE festival in Colorado this month too!
I also made a new film not long ago called 'Attraction', which I include below for you to watch if you feel like it. :) It was originally shot on Super 8 and then I used the JK optical printer to blow it up to 16mm in different ways, and then I edited it a bit by hand, and then did the final edit on a digital programme. Phew! A long process. But totally worth it - I'm really happy with the result. I showed it on Light Night in Leeds this October, to about 360 people in one night! Bonkers, felt so high afterwards. x
Attraction from Cherry Kino on Vimeo.
Here's a film 'Alana and the Carnival' that I made for my niece on her 4th birthday, of Chapeltown Carnival! The song is 'Amor em Jacuma' by Brazilian musician Lucas Santtana (it just seemed to work so well).
Alana and the Carnival from Cherry Kino on Vimeo.
And finally, here's my film 'Salt'. The digitisation is not great, it's very rough and jumpy (the original is not like that), and I will replace it as soon as I get a professional telecine of it. I hope you enjoy it! Comments always welcome too. :)
Salt from Cherry Kino on Vimeo.