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FILM WALK: DEMELZA KOOIJ

The View from Here. Demelza Kooij, 2012

On Saturday 16 November, as part of Forage/Image – our project exploring the relationship between artists, landscapes and environment – Alchemy Film & Arts will host a one-off workshop and film walk on defamiliarisation as an artistic method.

Exploring ways in which everyday sites can be made exceptional, the workshop and film walk will be led by award-winning artist and filmmaker Demelza Kooij. Coinciding with the 15 November opening of her new exhibition Wolves from Above, Demelza’s workshop is a unique opportunity to practice, develop and challenge ideas about place and environment, and the ways in which we interpret our habitat.

The workshop will begin at 10.30am in Alchemy Film & Arts’ office (Room 305, Heart of Hawick, TD9 0AE). Demelza will then lead participants on a short, non-strenuous film walk around Hawick, including a visit to her Wolves from Above exhibition. The workshop will culminate at Alchemy Film & Arts’ office, where participants will be invited to share material captured on the walk in an informal setting.

FREE ADMISSION, ALL WELCOME / BOOKING ESSENTIAL

To claim your free space on the workshop and film walk, please contact Alchemy’s Production Director Rachael Disbury: rachael@alchemyfilmandarts.org.uk.


WORKSHOP SCHEDULE
Please note timings are approximate.

10.30am – Introduction, Alchemy Film & Arts (Room 305, Heart of Hawick)
11.30am – Film Walk, Hawick
1pm – Lunch and Sharing Session, Alchemy Film & Arts (Room 305, Heart of Hawick)
2.30pm – End


WOLVES FROM ABOVE

Demelza’s award-winning film will be shown for the first time in a new exhibition context on Hawick High Street. The film, which won a Jury Prize at the 2019 Ann Arbor Film Festival, captures the interactions and behaviours of a pack of wolves through a single drone shot, exploring spectatorship and the role of technology in defining human-animal relationships.

MORE INFO HERE


FILM TOWN

Demelza’s workshop and film walk are made possible thanks to Film Town, Alchemy Film & Arts’ major community filmmaking project. You can read more about Film Town, and how to stay in touch with its opportunities, here.