New Writing

Dialogue: Film Bee

'If there is an agonistic thrust to this project, it might be to argue for an alternative approach to cinema-sociality, which embraces moments of collectivity, as spaces to seek connection and mutual understanding, acceptance etc. Neither devoid of conflict, and passion, nor organised exclusively around it.' Read more...


Dialogue: Sophie Soobramanien

I was wanting to find something rooted, a connection, those filmic gems that would edit themselves. What came through more prominently were the in-between, inconclusive moments where it’s a little awkward, and the subtle frustrations that go with it. Read more...


Dialogue: Bryony Gillard

'Thinking about slipperiness and fluidity allows me to think about ideas or practices that are unfixed — in the sense of being difficult to pin down, or elusive — that resist formal definition or canonisation.' Read more...


Dialogue: Susie Green & Simon Bayliss

'In my mind I associate some of these videos, such as Prodigy’s 'Out of Space', with Derek Jarman’s 'Journey to Avebury,' a trip through the Neolithic landscape of Wiltshire, home of Stonehenge, crop circles, and no doubt lots of outdoor raves.' Read more...


Dialogue: Harriet Plewis

'I’m just trying to find a way of watching films and sharing an experience that moves away from discomfort or alienation (a lot of gallery viewing experiences) and ableism (quite a few cinema spaces). It’s not that I want to dis cinemas, though, at all. Part of the reason I wanted to do it at Tyneside was that well nice thing of being able to be alone with films whilst in the company of others. That feeling of letting a sound system or projection seep into you. That indulgent focus. Cinemas are good for that, aren’t they?' Read more...


Dialogue: Holly Argent

'I’ve been thinking, when you programme film you can also be offering something of yourself at the same time as presenting another’s work and I wanted to sandwich myself within and around KwieKulik’s films as a way of doing that, to be vulnerable and to take programming film as a component of a practice just like any other.' Read more...


On ‘Interleaving The Archive: Group Action With KK’

KwieKulik's political and often ephemeral work attempted to expose their situation as artists working under communist rule in the People's Republic of Poland. Read more...



Mother of the Mountain

'try as you must but there is no official difference between a mountain & a hill. many have speculated about this. the difference cannot be known only felt.' —Victoria Adukwei Bulley Read more...


Uncontrollable Universe

'James Richards specialises in moving images that prod the attention of their viewer: which image, when and why, are the parameters he leaves open.' —Joseph P Henry on 'Uncontrollable Universe' Read more...


Big Talk

'The pop music you listen to as a child in some way transforms you. Like a worm, it wiggles its way into your consciousness and helps to create your ideas of romance and emotion, sex and drama.' —Francesca Gavin on 'Big Talk' Read more...


Contoured Thoughts

'When was the last time that you heard nothing? What sound does your body make? Does it hum? Do you crack? Does the weight of the world pull at your centre?' —Nephertiti Schandorf on 'Contoured Thoughts' Read more...


Xitana

'No sooner have you been seduced by some seemingly out-of-time setting – an ancient monastery carved out of a cliff-face, a half-glimpsed ossuary – than you are jarred back into a more recognisably contemporary reality by a joke, a glimpse of teenage boredom, some embarrassing tourist behaviour, or an obtrusive drone.' —Mike Sperlinger on 'Xitana' Read more...


Notes on ‘Living Organism’

'I’m interested in the ways our actions can feel determined, or even scripted by outside forces. This is something I wanted to explore in my film Treatment, which uses text from the script I used to plan the film as a counterpoint to the action you see on screen.' —Kate Liston Read more...


Enfolding Each Other

Ecological criticism has joined other left-positioned political discourses in challenging the presumed naturalness of capitalism’s supremacy. Anti-racist, anti-ableist, LBGTQIA, intersectional feminist and now ecological conceptual frameworks share in common their different but intersecting quests to resist capitalism and deconstruct the human body (of one kind or another). Read more...


Through a Different Lens: Film Work by Joanna Margaret Paul

Motifs return in her films or what she has filmed. They become motifs through accumulation. A way that is perhaps both a becoming familiar-with, getting one’s bearings, and just being. Read more