Opacities series at Collective, Edinburgh


Opacities series at Collective, Edinburgh

From the 4th to the 11th February, Edinburgh's Collective will host a series of screening and discussion events programmed with artist Kathryn Elkin and Peter Taylor, Artistic Director, Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival. 

What do we mean by 'understand' when we are talking about artworks? How can we talk about the artwork or describe it in a way that expands rather than reduces? Through three evening installements, the series will explore new ways to talk about experimental moving image outside of an academic framework. The programme includes work by film-makers and artists who all seem to refuse categorisation and deal with personal logic/illogic, missing histories or the esoteric, several of whom recently featured in Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival's 2015 programme.

Thursday 4 February, 7—9pm
Kevin Jerome Everson & Claudrena Harold, Sugar Coated Arsenic, 20 minutes, 2014
Filipa César, Conakry, 11 minutes, 2013
Pauline Boudry & Renata Lorenz, To Valerie Solanas and Marilyn Monroe in Recognition of their Desperation, 18 minutes, 2013

Saturday 6 February, 7—9pm
Ben Rivers, Things, 20 minutes, 2014
Chick Strand, Elasticity, 25 minutes, 1976
Laida Lertxundi, Vivir Para Vivir, 11 minutes, 2015

Thursday 11 February, 7—9pm
Wojciech Bakowski, Sound of My Soul, 13 minutes, 2014
Lewis Khlar, False Aging, 14 minutes, 2008
Tamara Henderson & Julia Feyrer, Consider the Belvedere, 10 minutes, 2015

Tickets are FREE but booking ahead is advised. For further information and to book tickets, please follow this link.

Image credit: Wojciech Bakowski, Sound of my Soul, film still, 2014.