Cinema Paradiso’ – an apt title for an evening of expanded film, video and experimental sound performances at Paradise Works. The event opens HOME’s Artist Film Weekender 2018 with short films, live performances, sound installations and… free soup. Opening night showcases work from international and Manchester-based artists, activating Paradise Works’ dedicated gallery and screening spaces – home to single channel video works, double-screen 16mm film projections and multi-format AV performances. Highlights include a new performance work by Paradise Works studio member Andrew James Brooks with impaTV, combining analogue projection, live film, video synthesis, found sound, kinetic sculpture and electronic music. Paradise Works, established in 2017, is home to a proactive community of 36 contemporary artists, functioning as an independent artist-led initiative providing studio and project space, makes the perfect host for the opening night of HOME’s fourth annual celebration of the wild, inventive world of artist film. The weekender includes screenings at HOME include Rachel Maclean’s subversive, feminist sci-fi debut feature, theatrical eccentricity from Pauline Curnier Jardin, and the eye-watering adventures of Cousin Wonderlette (filmmaker Brian Benson). Tickets for the launch are available on the door, or by phone via HOME Box Office (0161 200 1500). A full line up for the night can be found at paradise-works.com.
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Thu 29 Nov, Paradise Works, East Philip Street, Salford, M3 7LE, 6.30pm (doors), 7pm – 9pm (screening), £3, www.homemcr.org
Published on: Thu 22 Nov 2018