I Think You Should Come to America at the 56th Ann Arbor Film Festival, 2018

This entry contains a few highlights from the 56th Ann Arbor Film Festival, namely Disasters of Peace vol.5 screening, I Think You Should Come to America screening in the Main Competition 6 programme, as well as an entertaining lecture by Yvonne Rainer.

Disasters of Peace vols.1-6 screenings log, 2017 - 2019

This is a record of exhibitions and performances as part of the Disasters of Peace initiative that I co-run with Sam Jury. These include screenings at Experiments in Cinema (Albuquerque, New Mexico), the Horse Hospital (London), Northwest Film Forum (Seattle, Washington), Ann Arbor Film Festival (Ann Arbor, Michigan), Bienal de la Imagen en Movimiento (Bueno Aires, Argentina) and Whitechapel Gallery (London).

Artist in Residence, Culture Vultures, Sefrou, Morocco, 2016 - 2018

This residency included multiple visits to Morocco to work with local communities. My latest residency visit was in 2016, and concluded with a work in progress body of work under the title Allah Is a Stranger as part of my Communities of Archives project,

Filming Batum (2016), 2015

Using production stills, this is a quick peek into a few days shooting of Batum in Brighton. The English Channel served as an approximation of Georgia’s Black Sea, which also features in the film, with sounds of ‘thinking under water’, composed by Rob Godman.

Tim Nelson on composing the score for I Think You Should Come to America (2017), 2016

Nelson is a film composer, sound designer and multi-instrumentalist session musician and producer, with his own Nimyonta label. Here he reflects, in words and moving image, on the process of composing the soundtrack for I Think You Should Come to America.

Artist in Residence at Basement Films, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 2016

The land of Lonesome Dove, Billy the KidCowboy, New Mexico state served as a perfect set for many such classics. It has also been an artistic hub for alternative media organisations, such as Basement Films. Here I briefly describe my unique experience as an Artist in Residence at Basement Films and Experiments in Cinema back in 2016.

Camden Arts Centre: Lyrical Flight From Reality: Playfulness and Humour in Experimental Film, 2016

Inspired by the show Franciszka & Stefan Themerson: Books, Camera, Ubu (Camden Arts Centre, 24 March - 5 June 2016), I was commissioned to curate an accompanying screening of experimental films by Franciszka and Stefan Themerson, John Smith, Józef Robakowski, Maarit Suomi-Väänänen, Georges Méliès, Heidi Kilpeläinen, Max Eastley, Roman Polanski, Jesse McLean and Bryan Konefsky.

Batum (2016) at Alchemy Film and Moving Image, Hawick, Scotland, 2017

Batum screened at Alchemy’s 2017 edition in the ‘Self Registration’ programme. Stills from the film featured in this year's Festival trailer and posters. This entry includes mentions of aspects of that year’s film programme, namely Sarah Bliss and Phil Hoffman's Film Farm screening and Mike Holboom’s Incident Reports (2015, Canada).