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Sunday, 13 February 2011



20TH FEBRUARY 2011 
19:00-23:00 HRS.

ENTRY Fee:  £ 3.

Cinema Varieté celebrates the art as a social interstice, as a networking platform oriented to support and promote the independent art scene through a series of events, and happenings where the artists can screen their films, perform, exhibit their works, talk about them and meet other like minded artists. 

Curated by iceberg Fernandez together with 10 Gales

With the special collaboration of Mikkokoo as Master of Ceremonies.

* Cinema Varieté IV Program:

Film + Animation:

-‘Creature’ by Hiroko Kosugi.
-‘Getting Ready’ by Ben Barton.
-‘Toothless’ by Steven Dorrington.
-‘Oblivion’ by Hsin-Yu Kan.
-‘Fruit Loop with Ace of Clubs’ by Dorota Mulczynska.

Edible Installation:

-Tony Di Chirico.

Performance:

-Hannah Gardiner.
-Lady Disaster+ Marie Brenneis.
-Judy Neville.

Poetry:

-Alison Brumfitt.

Music:

-Laura Moody.

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TONY DI CHIRICO
'Prêt-à-Porter- Prêt-à-Manger'

Creative Chef Tony Chircop invites you to :
Come and eat his collection of designer inspired edible :
Shoes, Hats, Jewellery and 10 gales inspired Cocktail Dress Cookies.


 Jimmy Chew Shoes by Tony Di Chirico

BEN BURTON (Film) 'Getting Ready' (Dur: 5 min)

A faded icon of stage and screen prepares for the greatest performance of her life –a star-studded suicide.

Peering into the dressing room mirror we watch her apply a mask of make-up and champagne. Then, after a bottle of pills, she lies down to showcase her beautiful corpse.

In her final dream she returns to the stage… but are the standing ovations and roses real, or just an illusion?

Taken from Ben Barton’s cinema of small gestures – a collection of visual poems captured on super 8 film.

UK / 2010 / 5 minutes


Director: Ben Barton
Starring: Jennifer Harris
Music: Robert Harris
Production design: Scott Gibson
Artwork: Mark Vanstone




LADY DISASTER + MARIE BRENNEIS (Performance)

Marie Brenneis (Dollyolli), is a Visual and Movement artist, who is obsessed with the absurd, because life is so boring! In this edition of Cinema Varieté she will be performing with the mysterious Lady Disaster.

Marie Brenneis


STEVEN DORRINGTON (Film)'Toothless' (Dur: 11 minutes)

Personal Statement:
I wanted to tell a story that was both humorous and moral so I choose to take a well known fairy tale character ‘the Toothfairy’ and place her in a world and situation that would contrast the audience’s perceived ideologies of her life and work. This gave me a huge scope for comedy and allowed me to tell a well known moral story of not knowing what you have got until it is gone in different and subtle way.  

Synopsis:
A mockumentary following the Toothfairy’s transformation as she resorts to inventive but unethical methods of tooth collection in her heinous quest for a better life.
Still from 'Toothless' by Steven Dorrington

HANNAH GARDINER (Performance)

I recently graduated from a foundation degree in applied arts, and now work for an artist in North London.  I am interested in many creative practices - indulging in sculpture, drawing, video, performance and media arts. During my education I took part in a variety of extracurricular projects, taking every opportunity to progress. Through the experiences I have had I believe myself to be a good communicator, able to work effectively as part of a team and motivated enough to progress independently. I am positive and confident; I enjoy meeting new people and discovering what they have to teach me.
Hannah Gardiner
LAURA MOODY (MUSIC)

Alt-cellist, vocalist and songwriter Laura Moody from London explores what is possible using only solo cello and voice to create unique, acoustic, avant-pop music. 
Fascinated not only with words and song writing but also with sounds, noises and textures, she performs simultaneously on an 18th Century cello and a four octave vocal range, combining the two in interesting, physical even theatrical ways. 
Active for some years in the vibrant, underground, alt-classical scene in London that marries the classical avant garde with other adventurous genres of popular music (notably as cellist in the pioneering contemporary classical string quartet Elysian Quartet) Laura also draws on the worlds of leftfield pop, electronica, singer-songwriter tradition and indeed the many genres of music she has been involved with in the course of her career from beatboxing to folk.
As The Arts Desk noted of a recent performance, “it seemed almost as if she had taken every musical influence that had come her way and put them in a blender...certainly extraordinary and sometimes disturbing. But what surprised me most ...was just how often it became mesmerising.”
Launching her solo cello/vocal career in 2007 with a debut performance at London’s legendary Spitz club, Laura has gone on to perform her music at venues such as Bush Hall, The Southbank Centre and Shunt Vaults, and at festivals such as The Crash Ensemble Marathon in Dublin, SXSW in Austin Texas, the York Spring Festival and The Truck Festival where she was voted "best new discovery" of the 2009 UK festivals by The Observer. Her music has been played on BBC 6 Music and was recently recommended on BBC Radio 3 by Robert Wyatt who commented “it’s solo... but not at all bedsit!” She released an EP of her music on her own label in 2009 and is currently working on her debut album to be released later this year.
Laura Moody

HIROKO KOSUGI (animation) 'Creature' (Dur: 2' 30")

Hiroko Kosugi is a filmmaker/animator based in London. She landed to the UK in order to improve her skills in media studies deeply after graduated BA in Japan and now she works as a freelance. She has been spreading her passion for animation by hand drawing and stop motion animations mainly.
 

Concept: This is about a creature which remains inside of myself, as well as the idea of reincarnation, which is part of ideas in Buddhism, means the belief that a dead person's spirit returns to life in another body.
 

I trust that I will be reborn after I died even if I change the shape of myself. Therefore the film starts from myself and change the shape of a body although everything has got my face, but it comes back to me again in the end. 

'Creature' by Hiroko Kosugi.

DOROTA MULCZYNSKA (Video) -‘Fruit Loop with Ace of Clubs’


Short video on the pink intentions in the secret location and on how to & style

One banana, two banana, three banana, four
Four bananas make a bunch and so do many more.
Over hill and highway the banana buggies go
Coming on to bring you the Banana Splits show
 
Making up a mess of fun, Making up a mess of fun
Lots of fun for everyone
 
Tra la la, la la la la, tra la la, la la la la
Tra la la, la la la la, tra la la, la la la la
 
Four banana, three banana, two bananas, one
All bananas playing in the bright warm sun,
Flipping like a pancake, popping like a cork,
Fleagle, Bingo, Drooper and, Snork
 
Making up a mess of fun, Making up a mess of fun
Lots of fun for everyone
 
Tra la la, la la la la, tra la la, la la la la
Tra la la, la la la la, tra la la, la la la la
                                                                 


written by Tony Powers & Ritchie Adams


video/editing: dorota mulczynska

styling/props: josh quinton, angel rose

‘Fruit Loop with Ace of Clubs’ by Dorota Mulczynska

 
JUDY NEVILLE (Performance)

Judy Neville is a performance artist who completed her BA at Central St Martins School of Art in the 90s and her MA at Middlesex university. With the use of media such as Dance,Costume and Video/Sound installation,she creates work which explores the opposing polarities of light and dark forces which are within us and outside of us. By recognizing the complexities of our inner and outer worlds our dark forces might not control us.

Judy is inspired by many artists from different media some of which include the Surrealist Painters Leonor Fini and Remedios Varo, The writing of Baudelaire and Anais Nin and the films of David Lynch and Myra Deren. Lastly but not least the free form Dancer Isadora Duncan.
Judy Neville

 
ALISON BRUMFITT (Poetry)


I am loving being in London a bit more during the week and have met some amazing people and performers who have inspired and energised me. There really are some established and emerging talents to behold- I am hoping to pull some folk together at some point in the future for some sort of performance extravaganza, but I will have to wait a bit because I am a tad busy.

As well as performing, hanging out and causing general mayhem in the capital
I am also working for South West London and St George’s Mental Health Trust in their communications department. I am so excited about the opportunity to work with a mental health trust. One of the things I will be doing is tackling the stigma that exists around mental health issues and promoting positive attitudes
to mental health in the media and in communities. A day job to be proud of
methinks.


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The submissions for Cinema Varieté  are ongoing, so if you have any time-based media work- film, music, live art, performance, installation, edible art- you would like us to consider for next editions of Cinema Varieté, please send your C.V, personal statement and CD/link to visualise or listening to your work to:

Cinema Varieté
10 Gales Gallery
Railway Arch 10,
Gales Gardens Mews
London-E2 0EJ.


Or by e-mail: icebergfernandez@gmail.com

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Cinema Varieté III- January Special
Sunday 23rd January 2011-  From 19:00 to 23:00 Hrs.
@ 10 Gales Gallery. Donation £ 3.
With the special collaboration of Mikkokoo as Master of
Ceremonies.

Cinema Varieté celebrates the art as a social interstice,  as a networking platform oriented to support and promote the independent art scene through a series of events, and happenings where the artists can screen their films, perform, exhibit their works, talk about them and meet other like minded artists. Curated by iceberg Fernandez.

The submissions are ongoing, so if you have any time-based media work- film, music, live art, performance, installation, edible art- you would like us to consider for next editions of Cinema Varieté, please send your C.V, personal statement and CD/link to visualise or listening to your work to:

Cinema Varieté
10 Gales Gallery
Railway Arch 10,
Gales Gardens Mews
London-E2 0EJ.


Or by e-mail: icebergfernandez@gmail.com



Cinema Varieté III-Exhibiting artists (in alphabetical order):


M A R I E  B R E N N E I S  (performance)

Marie Brenneis (Dollyolli), is a Visual and Movement artist, who is obsessed with the absurd, because life is so boring!
Marie Brenneis (Dollyolli)



T O N Y  C H I R C O P  'Taste Art Eat Art' (installation)

Art one likes is a matter of taste .
So come taste some art .

Artistic chef Tony Chircop invites you to an edible installation to partake of 6 edible
heads , body parts made from cake and bread 10 Gales themed sweet girl and spicy boy cookies.

It’s an idea based around crazy food entertaining by an old English cook called Fanny Craddock ,who taught people to make crazy fluorescent tapas I have infused glamour and comic ideas and a politic of "you are what you eat" and "art is a matter of taste .

T O N Y  C H I R C O P  'Taste Art Eat Art' (installation
D I A R M O (music)

Diarmo is the solo project of Diarmuid Slattery, a sound designer and musician combing definite traces of drone, ambient, glitch and melancholic, incorporating bent electronics, glitchy re-­‐recorded audio, along with intricate rhythmic programming. Originally from Ireland, moved to Bristol around 2006 to study creative music technology and enjoy the great music scene that Bristol has.

After, moving to London to tutor creative media production and produce his musical sound at a small run down art studio situated in east London.

Taking influences from a wide range of styles, influenced heavily by early 90's electronica and
artists such as Plaid, Murcof, Pantha du prince to name but a few.

Diarmo released his first tracks on the Samas EP. He has since gone on to release a second six track EP, Circadian, also having tracks appear on Compilations, recently on the latest compilation Robohustlin from Chicago’s electronic music label SubVeriant. Recent activities include collaborating on material with Tokyo musician Kuroi Mori, or Kuroi’s forth-­‐coming album released early 2011 and also creating sound designs for visual art, for artists Istvan Laszlo, Sonny sanjay Vadgama. 2010 brings his first full album release “I am a visitor here” on A Future Without records. The album has been put together with tracks produced over the last two years.




I C E B E R G  F E R N A N D E Z  (Film + animation)

Bio:


After attending Fine Art Studies at Basque Country University (Spain), Iceberg moves to London where she graduates obtaining a First Class Honours Degree in Cinematography at LCC, University of the Arts (2004).
 
Her cinematographic practice explores the phenomenon of encoding and decoding the cinematic language, through the creative processes of construction of metaphors and analysis of Western patterns of culture, questioning the relationship between image, reality and spectator. 

Currently, since completing  the MA Art & Media Practice at University of Westminster  (2009), she is delivering a research project focused on spectatorship and participative art, as well as, working as art curator.


Dolls (animation)  Duration: 3’ 35”

Synopsis: Cut out animation reflecting on the Western notion of the 'feminine' as a cultural construction.

Still from 'Dolls' by iceberg Fernandez


R O G E R  H Y A M S    'Sunday' 2009

Biography

Roger worked as an actor for twelve years; then as a script editor in television
and film drama at the BBC and elsewhere. He is now a freelance writer, director,
teacher and script editor.

Current writing projects include a novel and the book/lyrics for two musicals.

He continues to work with the Seattle Academy of Opera on their yearly course in
baroque opera.

He is a visiting tutor at the London Film School.

Roger is now developing a follow-up to Sunday, which was screened at the
London Short Film Festival - and for an extended run at the Renoir Cinema - in
2010.

Synopsis:

A walk into the City becomes an inward journey. Bill Nighy's narrator takes us
through a London familiar, unknown and undiscoverable. Verse, image and
music come together in a cinematic poem.

Sunday was inspired in part by a conversation with the film's composer Andrew
Phillips, whose project Grasscut has created an album (1 Inch / ½ Mile) named
debut album of the year by iDJ magazine and listed as one of the top 10 pop
CDs of 2010 in the Sunday Telegraph.


Still from 'Sunday' by Roger Hyams.

P  E  T  E  R    M  R  O  C  Z  K  O  W  S  K  I
      
Poet and street performancer. A Polish artist based in London.
 
His works constantly refer to perception of all important human being feelings / thoughts / acts: death, isolation, love relationship between both strangers and friends or lovers...
Despite the appearance of simplicity, his works veil deep and dark sophisticated process where all human being feelings unfold and fold under the phenomenon of the impassivity of the world.

He will perform some of poems from his recent book 'staving off the phenomenon of the impassivity of the world


P  E  T  E  R    M  R  O  C  Z  K  O  W  S  K  I


J U D Y  N E V I L L E

Judy Neville is a performance artist who completed her BA at Central St Martins School of Art in the 90s and her MA at Middlesex university. With the use of media such as Dance,Costume and Video/Sound installation,she creates work which explores the opposing polarities of light and dark forces which are within us and outside of us. By recognizing the complexities of our inner and outer worlds our dark forces might not control us.

Judy is inspired by many artists from different media some of which include the Surrealist Painters Leonor Fini and Remedios Varo, The writing of Baudelaire and Anais Nin and the films of David Lynch and Myra Deren. Lastly but not least the free form Dancer Isadora Duncan.
Synopsis:Danse Macabre by Judy Neville is a live,edited and re-invented version of my BA video installation entitled House of Dreams,which you can see on judy neville performance artist you tube. In Danse Macabre I have created a dance which uses veils and daggers in a symbolic moving tableaux.



M A R I A N O   M E L M A N "The Evolution of Puppetry" (Animation)

Synopsis:

ELMO is not like any other puppet you have seen before, he have lived long enough
to see a clear evolution of mankind and its positive and negative sides. He is going
to take you to different moments of history to point out when humans stopped being
mere thinking animals to become power greed puppet masters.
The evolution of events will lead you to the actual media bombarding situation and
why there is a sine qua non inevitability to keep human minds entertained.

Biography:

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1977, I made my way to London, UK about 9
years ago where I got involved in different media and photography studies. I have
recently graduated from the London College of Communication with a BA (Hons) in
Animation. Having a first degree in International Politics, I have learnt through time
to combine both studies into one richer and broader. 

Poster of 'The Evolution of Puppetry'




S I M O N A   P I A N T I E R I    (Film) 'Hush Hush'  Dur: 02:06



Bio: I am a video artist who has produced videos for a variety of Cultural Institutions and Museums. I am also the Director of Simolab Creative AV.


I have completed a BA Hons and a Master Degree at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design.


My clients include:


The British Museum, the Science Museum, the Southbank Centre, Royal Festival Hall, Blast Theory, BBC Big Screen, Urbis, Corner House, Museum in Docklands, New Angle, The Tower of London, The Tank Museum, Land Design Studio, The Old Operating Theatre, V&A, The Barbican Centre.

Website:

Piantieri’s work summons an encounter between cinema, photography and
fictional narrative.

The deadly immobility of photography and the imagination of the mediation
of cinema detach the spectator from the image and position him in a fictional
world of narrative, paradoxes, duality and introspection. (Edgar Martins)

Video by Simona Piantieri
Poem by Mary Ingoldby
Sound by Jo Hutton

Voice over by Iliana Flade

Still from 'Hush Hush' by Simona Piantieri.
  

E R N E S T O   S A R E Z A L E  (Video) 'Found texts' Dur: 4 min.

Still from 'Found Texts' by Ernesto Sarezale.
Texts found by Ernesto Sarezale & read aloud by the Gay London Writers. Most of the texts are signs and graffiti captured on camera in the streets of London.

Photos of the evening