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
FELICITY HAMMOND exhibiting photographic work at APEX ART, New York, Tribeca (January 18 - March 17, 2018)
This group show Rendered Cities presents newly commissioned works looking at "the future of our cities in light of these digital aesthetics, and investigate the political, economic, and ideological forces behind their proliferation".
CPH:DOX COPENHAGEN 15 - 24th March 2018
Staff and students will be attending CPH:DOX and networking so do look out for them. Festival Director Tine Fischer sets the tone for this year's proceedings:
"The documentary film is in the eye of the famous hurricane. Not as a mirror but as an artistic reflection that gives us reality back in a form of space for the unthinkable experiment, the new thought and solution no one had considered".
SCREENING EVENT: 26th April 2018. 7 p.m. Illinois USA
Block Cinema: Ming of Harlem: Twenty One Storeys in the Air
40 Arts Circle Dr, Evanston, Illinois 60208
Ming of Harlem: Twenty One Storeys in the Air (Phillip Warnell, 2014, UK/USA/Belgium, 71 min.)
British filmmaker and artist Phillip Warnell’s experimental documentary explores the relationship between man and beast through the example of New Yorker Antoine Yates, who shared his Harlem high-rise apartment with Ming, a 500-pound tiger, and Al, a 7-foot long alligator, for five years.
Phillip Warnell is currently on a one year Radcliffe Fellowship, based at Harvard.
This event is free and organised by Northwestern Image Lab and is sponsored by the French and Italian Department, Kaplan Institute for the Humanities, and RTVF.