Two Evenings of Films in Brighton

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This November in Brighton, Exploding Appendix presents two evenings of films by artists Daniel Fawcett & Clara Pais.

Since meeting in 2010 Daniel & Clara have been working together creating performance and moving image work concerned with the purpose of creativity and the power of art to transform reality. Their shared passion for the history of cinema and painting has lead them on a deeply personal investigation into the nature of moving images, with a particular focus on the role of cinema as an art form and its relationship to the imagination. Their films are visually striking, immersive experiences often created using a variety of obsolete video formats, such as Hi8, VHS and Mini-DV.


Presentation + Screening of SAVAGE WITCHES
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Daniel & Clara will present an illustrated talk about their work together followed by a screening of Savage Witches and a discussion chaired by Bradley Tuck of Exploding Appendix.

Savage Witches is a kaleidoscopic experimental feature film about two girls who use their imagination and the magic of cinema to transform the world around them. The screen becomes a canvas of visual experimentation, mixing a great variety of textures, colours and techniques that tear through narrative and formal conventions in order to liberate our senses and activate the imagination. As the film unfolds, the process of filmmaking seeps into the film itself, extending the search for creative freedom to all levels of the film and blurring any distinctions between documentary, fiction, reality and artifice.


Presented by Exploding Appendix in partnership with Fabrica
Tickets: £ 6.00 / Book here

Throughout 2018 Daniel & Clara embarked on an ambitious new project called the Studio Diaries. Created over the course of seven months, this series of 100 short films captures the workings of the artists’ daily creative practice, but more than simply documenting, the Studio Diary Series is creative thought in action. Each film is an investigation into the language of moving images, exploring how narrative and meaning are constructed through the relationship between sound and image.

This special presentation at Fabrica will consist of an abridged version of the Studio Diary Series followed by a Q&A with the artists.

Studio Diary Series at Doclisboa’18


We are very happy to announce that our Studio Diary series will be screening at Doclisboa in Lisbon on Sunday 21st October, 4 pm at Cinema São Jorge! We will be attending the festival to present the first 99 short films of this series and during the festival we will be shooting the 100th film which will be available to view online following the screening.

See full programme here.

Thank you so much to Joana Sousa for inviting us to screen our films and to the festival team for all their work and support. We are so happy to be a part of this wonderful festival!

Daniel & Clara

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Autumn Exhibitions 2018

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Upcoming screenings of films by Daniel Fawcett & Clara Pais

15 September
In Search Of The Exile screening at Pugnant Film Series, Fuck Narration 24 hour film event,, Athens, Greece.
Details here

19 September
Telekinetic Pleasures screening at Bideodromo: International Experimental Film and Video Festival, BilbaoArte Art Production Center, Bilbao, Spain.
Details here

19 September
Telekinetic Pleasures screening at DOBRA – Festival Int’l de Cinema Experimental, Cinemateca Museu Arte Moderna Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Details here

2 October
The Quest For The Cine-Rebis screening at Exploding Appendix Art and Research Group, Brighton, UK.
Details here

6 October
The Kingdom Of Shadows screening at Gorst Underground Film Festival, Gorst, WA, USA.
Details here

13 October
Telekinetic Pleasures screening at Gardunha Fest, A Moagem, Fundão, Portugal.
Details here

21 October
Studio Diary Series screening at Doclisboa’18, Lisbon, Portugal.
Details here

31 October
INT. LANDSCAPES screening as a part of Experimental Film Society shorts programme at Filmwerkplaats, WORM Rotterdam, Netherlands.
Details here

7 & 9 November
Two Evenings of Films by Daniel Fawcett & Clara Pais presented by Exploding Appendix, Brighton, UK.
Wed: Presentation + Savage Witches @ University of Sussex
Fri: Studio Diary Series (abridged) @ Fabrica Gallery
Details here

The Kingdom Of Shadows at CineAutopsia / Festival de Cine Experimental de Bogotá 2018

THE KINGDOM OF SHADOWS 2016 Daniel Fawcett & Clara Pais

We are very happy to announce that our film The Kingdom Of Shadows will be screening at CineAutopsia / Festival de Cine Experimental de Bogotá in Colombia, 16-19 May 2018.

This is particularly exciting to us as also screening in this festival is Rouzbeh Rashidi’s Phantom Islands, in which we play the lead roles, as well as Vicky Langan & Maximilian Le Cain’s amazing feature Inside, and Janja Rakuš’ fantastic new short film Poem For Loa. It’s such a pleasure to be screening alongside so many amazing works by such dear friends.

Many thanks to the festival team for including our film!

Daniel & Clara

The Kingdom Of Shadows at Cinemateca Museu de Arte Moderna Rio de Janeiro

We are very excited to announce that RISCO Cinema will be presenting the South American Premiere of our film The Kingdom Of Shadows on the 17th March at Auditório da Cinemateca Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro (MAM Rio), in Brazil.

Full event details can be found here.

The screening will be followed by a conversation about the film led by our dear friend Gurcius Gewdner.

Thank you so much to Lucas Murari, Luiz Garcia and the Risco Cinema team for all their support and making this event happen!

Daniel & Clara

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