Upcoming screenings and exhibition of staff and student work - Oct 2018 onwards…come along and support!

Current MA Experimental Film student Sarah Kateley’s film my film 'Truss Me' will be showing at the Filmhuis Cavia in Amsterdam in December for the “Crawling through the Wreckage: 21st Century Avant Garde Experimental Film” Series.


Senior Lecturer Lucy Parker is presenting work in exhibition at the MACBA, Barcelona until March 31st 2019


Current MA Experimental Film student Deborah Findlater has a screening with Cinenova at Cubitt Gallery on 5th December at 9pm


Current MA Experimental Film student Louiza Orlof has a film in the Swedenborg Film Festival on 24th November:


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The Symposium Women and Prison (1st November 2018) brought together campaigners, activists, writers, artists, filmmakers and legal practitioners and academics working within the women’s sector around the criminal Justice system and how to build Social Justice not Criminal Justice. With the demise of support systems and resources within the UK's women’s sector there has been a dramatic rise in women entering the criminal Justice system. The Symposium explored legal systems and regimes of discipline and punishment as well as the stories of prisons and individual lives. Presentations from individuals and organisations addressed issues around gender, racial and economic justice drawing on art, writing, photography and film.

The event has been precipitated by the recent closure of Holloway Prison, the largest women’s prison in Western Europe, and the sites legacy both spatially and ideological, including the incarceration of the suffragettes from 1906-1914.

The Symposium was organised by Dr Judy Price (Visible Institute) and included contributions by Claire Cain (Policy & Campaigns Manager Women in Prisons), Caitlin Davies (Author: Bad Girls: A History of Rebels and Renegades, Holloway Prison), Rachel Seoighe and Carly Guest (Empty Spaces of Holloway) workshop, Erika Flowers (Reclaim Holloway,  Ash Reid (Cinenova).  

If you would like more information please contact Judy. j.price@kingston.ac.uk

Director of Studies Phillip Warnell is screening at Tate Modern in ‘The Cloud Project’ on Sunday 28th Oct:


Current MA Experimental Film student Vanessa Scully has commissioned Anne-Katherine Bindesboll and MA Exp Film alumni (2017) Brigit Ludwig, with new films screening at Close-Up cinema, Bethnal Green on 29th Oct:


Strange Foreign Bodies exhibition at the Hunterian Museum, Glasgow

Outlandish, Phillip Warnell

Outlandish, Phillip Warnell

Outlandish - exhibition of film by Phillip Warnell

Visible Insitute director Phillip Warnell’s film ‘Outlandish: Strange Foreign Bodies’ features in a current exhibition at the Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery in Glasgow.

Details of the exhibition: dates, visiting times etc. are listed here:


Day For Night: Landscapes of Walter Benjamin

Diego Ferrari's exhibition Day For Night: Landscapes of philosopher Walter Benjamin is currently showing

Day for Night is inspired by the landscapes inhabited in the life and thought of philosopher Walter Benjamin. The exhibition touches on the tensions of immigration in Europe whilst taking the viewer on a journey from the place of Benjamin’s birth in Berlin to Capri and Naples, where Benjamin spent formative episodes of his life and finally to Cataluñya, Spain, where Benjamin died while fleeing the Nazis in 1940 as an immigrant - having been stripped of his German citizenship. Day for Night is a collaboration between KSA's Diego Ferrari and the writer Jean McNeil (University of East Anglia).

Showing until 27th October 2018 at Peltz Gallery, 42 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD. 

A Clockwork Orange: New Perspectives November 2018

The conference asks what we can learn from A Clockwork Orange, nearly fifty years on, and explores its relevance for today's society, culture, politics and aspiring filmmakers. The conference will address the film's  impact, aesthetics, origins, variations and histories.  Speakers include Kubrick's producer and collaborator Jan Harlan, Professor Andrew Biswell (Director of the International Anthony Burgess Foundation) and Peter Kramer (Senior Fellow UEA). Other speakers are to be confirmed.

The conference is a three-point collaboration between The Stanley Kubrick Archive (University of Arts London),  The Anthony Burgess Archive and the Department of Film & Photography at Kingston School of Art (KSA).

Conference venue: The Stanley Kubrick Archive, Elephant & Castle (London) on Thursday 1st November and Friday 2nd November 2018.  For further details, tickets or conference paper submissions please see:


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Reinvestigating the assassinations of Robert Kennedy & Martin Luther King

Shane O’Sullivan (Senior Lecturer in Film) gave a paper at a recent conference at Duquesne University (forensic science & law) Pittsburgh in May. The conference was entitled ‘Of Kennedys & Kings – reinvestigating the assassinations of JFK and MLK at 50’. Shane was also interviewed by the Washington Post.   An updated paperback edition of Shane’s book on the killing of Bobby Kennedy was recently republished by Skyhorse Publishing in the US: http://skyhorsepublishing.com/titles/13294-9781510729605-who-killed-bobby



Two films by Phillip Warnell at Harvard Film Archive

The Harvard Film Archive is pleased to welcome British filmmaker and 2017-18 Radcliffe-Film Study Center Fellow Phillip Warnell to present and discuss two films made in dialogue and collaboration with French philosopher Jean-Luc Nancy. Warnell’s long fascination with the enigmas of the animal world and its relation to the human is made clear across these probing and formally astute films.

Co-presented by the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies and the Film Study Center, Harvard with Phillip Warnell in person
Monday May 7 at 7pm
Outlandish: Strange Foreign Bodies
Philosopher and heart transplant recipient Jean-Luc Nancy meditates on the history and integrity of bodies in a number of visual and literary passages exploring his onscreen presence, a surgical organ in search of a body and an unaccounted for, displaced invertebrate at sea. Outlandish is a journey between shores and environments, the touching of and proximity between bodies, the vanishing and appearance of crew, dimensions of form and, above all, our relations with strange foreign bodies.

UK 2009, 35mm on digital, color, 20 min. French with English subtitles

The Flying Proletarian
The third film collaboration between filmmaker Phillip Warnell and philosopher Jean-Luc Nancy explores ideas on the land, the stranger and the open, with a surge of space-race animality. A sensory account of lavender distillation, the film suggests an historical character, timeless philosophy and flora and fauna-infused life-world of La Drôme.
UK 2014, 16mm on DCP, color, 71 min.

Please contact bgravely@fas.harvard.edu for screeners, additional photos, or more information.

Harvard Film Archive
24 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 495-4700
General Admission Tickets $9, $7 Non-Harvard Students, Seniors, Harvard Faculty and Staff. Harvard students free

MA Experimental Film is now formally associated to LUX - this will involve direct contact with LUX staff and public programme, research access to the LUX collection and workshops and classes lead by LUX.

ED LAWRENSON's UPPLAND, his latest film  (2018) premiered at prestigious Cinéma du Réel International Film Festival in Paris (showing March and April).  In Ed’s film an architect and filmmaker visit a town in a remote area of Liberia – once a thriving mining community now in a state of decay – the film explores the promise of prosperity, remnants of colonialism and the spiritual and human cost of industrial mining.   The film was funded by the Irish Arts Council.  The film debuts at the Pompidou Centre on Sunday 25 March.  UPPLAND debuts at Polmpidou Centre, Paris