Published 5 August 2019
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Alchemy Film & Arts is delighted to announce Forage/Image, a new project encompassing a series of moving-image exhibitions, community filmmaking workshops and an artist residency that explores the relationship between artists, landscapes and environment.
Taking place in Hawick between August 2019 and February 2020, Forage/Image features both established and emerging artists, includes new and award-winning films, and draws together ideas of connection and representation between plant, animal and human.
The project begins with an Alchemy-funded artist residency, during which Karel Doing will be based in Hawick to deliver plant-based filmmaking workshops and to develop Bog Myrtle and Flamethrowers, his new triple-projection film installation, which will premiere in the town in September.
Forage/Image continues with the installation Wolves From Above, an award-winning film by Dutch filmmaker Demelza Kooij that explores animal interaction and forms of spectatorship through the use of drone technology, and concludes with the two-channel installation Language makes me an uncertain person, a meditation on language, landscape and the inhabitation of rural space by South Korean artist and recent Glasgow School of Art MFA graduate Darae Baek.
CALL FOR TRUSTEES
We are currently seeking motivated individuals to join our Board of Trustees. Help support us in developing and delivering our creative and strategic vision!
DOCTORAL ARTIST RESIDENCY OPPORTUNITY
We are looking for a PhD student at a Scottish university to help us uncover, reinterpret, preserve and project Hawick’s unique film archive. Partnering with Scottish Borders Archives and Hawick Film & Video Group, the artist in residence will be funded by the Scottish Graduate School for Arts & Humanities’ Artist Residency Programme.
A reminder that the tenth edition of Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival will take place 30 April – 4 May 2020 and that submissions are now open! We consider experimental films of any length in addition to installation and expanded cinema proposals. You can submit before 1 September 2019 for £5 per entry. The final deadline for submissions is 15 December 2019.
MOVING IMAGE MAKERS COLLECTIVE
Following its world premiere at this year’s Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival, On the Move, the first self-curated touring programme of experimental film by the Borders-based Moving Image Makers Collective, will screen at Newcastle’s Star and Shadow Cinema on Friday 4 October 2019.
Our next film quiz will take place in the Heart of Hawick Café at 7pm on Wednesday 4 April 2019. Accessible, themed rounds, all welcome. Only £1 per person – with prizes to be won!
Our much-coveted festival tote bags may be sold out, but you can still nab merch – including our full-colour festival programme with extensive liner notes – at our website shop.