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Film Open

Friday, 7 August 2015

Jane Topping, Teeth, (2014) (film still) courtesy the artist

Film Open
Friday 7 August, 6.45pm (running time app. 60 min)

During August’s ‘Digbeth First Friday’ Summer Camp opened its doors to the public for an adhoc open-studio-meets-collaborative-exhibition event. In the second gallery visitors could immerse themselves in Film Open, a new screening programme of artist films, featuring twenty recent works selected from an open call to Associate members and studio holders of Spike Island, Bristol; Eastside Projects, Birmingham; Transmission Gallery, Glasgow; Castlefield Gallery, Manchester and S1 Artspace, Sheffield. The programme toured to ICA, London.

The selection for Film Open 2015, titled Index, was made by Steven Cairns, ICA Associate Curator of Artists’ Film and Moving Image. The selected artists are; Liam Allan, Dan Auluk, Emma Charles, Karen Cunningham, Aideen Doran, Jemma Egan, Warren Garland, Alexander Storey Gordon, Lewis Den Hertog, Toby Huddlestone, Stuart Layton, Maryniak and Mclean, Mathew Parkin, Fred Pedersen, Susannah Stark, Jack Saunders, Jane Topping, Charlie Tweed, Grace Williams, and Laura Yuile.

Index, the title for this year’s Film Open, references the open call submission process while critically reflecting on the methods and approaches of many of the participating artists.
Steven Cairns said ‘The programme features some of the best works by emerging artists from across the country. Not only does the Film Open offer an opportunity for artists, the screening programme is also a unique opportunity for audiences to discover new artists and amazing works.’

Upcoming Film Open screenings:

Saturday 12 to Sunday 13 September 2015
Transmission, Glasgow, part of Tramway’s annual Artist Moving Image Festival
(#AMIF2015) presented by LUX Scotland

Thursday 1 October 2015, 6.30pm
Castlefield Gallery, Manchester

Wednesday 11 November 2015, 6.45pm
Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), London

S1 Artspace, Sheffield, December 2015 (date to be finalised)

Download the Film Open press release here