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24 - 25 May 2024: Film Talks: A Touring Programme of Experimental Cinema


The Contact book Film Talks: 15 Conversations on Experimental Cinemaedited by Andrew Vallance and Simon Payne, is a collection of unique conversations between film and video artists that draws out new ideas and connections spanning different visions of cinema. In May a two-part touring programme, which features twenty-one 16mm films and video works by artists who contributed to the book, is showing in several venues in North America. The screenings at Close-Up are the culmination of the touring programme and the present iteration of Contact's Film Talks project.


Programme 1

Candle, Neil Henderson, 2018, 3 min, 16mm
Arm, Flexion, Extension, Bea Haut, 2011, 3 min, 16mm
Inflated (Double) Struggle, Jenny Baines, 2018, 3 min, 16mm
Babbler, Fairy and ThrushKarel Doing, 2022, 4 min, 16mm
It Matters What, Francisca Duran, 2019, 9 min
Four Diamonds, Ute Aurand, 2016, 5 min, 16mm
Dark GardenNick Collins, 2011, 9 min, 16mm
Five films by Helga Fanderl: Yali; Evening Twinkling; Afternoon Light; Persimmon Tree III; Big Waters, 2011-12, 10 min, 16mm
Gasometers 3, Nicky Hamlyn, 2015, 13 min, 16mm
Night-line, Andrew Vallance, 2023, 10 min 


Programme 2

Leaving and Arriving, Lynn Loo, 2017, 1 min
Animal Studies, Guy Sherwin, 1998-2023, 9 min
Strontium, Malcolm Le Grice, 2021, 9 min
Oxygen, Chris Welsby, 2021, 12 min
Not (a) part, Vicky Smith, 2020, 6 min, 16mm 
Cornish and Faroese Knitting Pattern Series, Jennifer Nightingale, 2016-17, 7 min, 16mm
Clippy, Alia Syed, 2016, 3 min
The Oblique, Jayne Parker, 2018, 11 min
Intervals, Simon Payne, 2023, 10 min
Available Light, William Raban, 2016, 9 min
A State of Grace, John Smith, 2019, 3 min