Films that were ‘hidden out’

On Guy Fawkes night a fantastic array of filmmakers lent their work ‘Hidden ou’t – kindly grateful to all of them!

In the work presented the narrative was not a clear-cut story but rather a sequence of emotions – deep and hidden sometimes – experienced by the creators and recorded through their camera lens. Through powerful combinations of sound and visuals, viewers were then prompted to be part of an emotional journey.

Furthermore, many of films in the programme had only been shared once, in the recent or distant past. Having fulfilled their initial purpose of encapsulating most intimate feelings, they were then often out of sight. Sometimes their creators, too, have been / are hidden. By bringing these films to the public once again the aim was to reinstate their significance for the arts scene; as well as to highlight the value of the artists themselves and share their quality work with audiences (who – in fact – hadn’t seen these films before!)

It was such a pleasure to see old friends and meet lovely new ones on the night – thank you 🙂

The street window projection showing vibrantly coloured stills by Pauline Alexander (from Many Faces of Discrimination, 2006)

The street window projection showing vibrantly coloured stills by Pauline Alexander (from Many Faces of Discrimination, 2006). Photo credit: Zeynep Dagli

One of the guests put it so nicely in her own words:

There was so much thought that went into the ideas, the presentation of those ideas and the multiple platforms that those ideas were viewed and displayed.

I love the fact that they had multiple stories within a story and so various interpretations could be arrived.

J.

First guests watch the films

First guests of thenight watch the films

 

HiddenOut_Nov15_Main_Screen01_Still_from_ManyFacesOfDiscrimination_Photo_by_ZeynepDagli

Hidden Out – November 2015. Main Screen, showing Many Faces Of Discrimination by Pauline Alexander – Photo by Zeynep Dagli

 

Hidden Out - November 2015. Main Screen, showing Many Faces Of Discrimination by Pauline Alexander - Photo by Zeynep Dagli

Hidden Out – November 2015. Main Screen, showing Many Faces Of Discrimination by Pauline Alexander – Photo by Zeynep Dagli

Hidden Out - November 2015. Main Screen, showing Violeta by Juan Soto - Photo by Zeynep Dagli

Hidden Out – November 2015. Main Screen, showing Violeta by Juan Soto – Photo by Zeynep Dagli

Hidden Out - November 2015. Main Screen, showing Experience dans une grotte - Photo by Zeynep Dagli

Hidden Out – November 2015. Main Screen, showing Experience dans une grotte – Photo by Zeynep Dagli

Hidden Out - November 2015. View from the street. Wndow Projection with still from Many Faces Of Discrimination. Photo by Zeynep Dagli

Hidden Out – November 2015. View from the street. Wndow Projection with still from Many Faces Of Discrimination. Photo by Zeynep Dagli

List of films

Expérience dans une grotte, Zeynep Dagli, UK, 2015.

A dance film featuring a solo performance by Yma de Almeida.

 

Deliriant, Qila Gill, UK, 2013

A dance experimental film exploring the state of Cotard delusion.

 

Surfing on Others’ Dreams, Caglar Kimyoncu, UK, 2011

A digital dream whilst being awake.

 

Flying and Floating, Michael Achtman, UK, 2015

A split-screen meditation on liminal states of being.

 

Devenir X, Juan delGado, UK, 2013

An intimate portrait on identity.

 

Many Faces of Discrimination, Pauline Alexander, UK, 2008

A rhythmic narrative which is full of misunderstandings, negativity, elimination and repetition.

 

Violeta – V.O.S.I., Juan Soto, UK, 2014

An open letter to Violeta, the astronaut who passed away only a few weeks after she was born.

 

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