Scarborough Museum Online Screening

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On 26th May we will be taking part in ‘The Sea Around Us’, an online screening and discussion about artistic depictions of the sea and its use as an artistic subject, hosted by Scarborough Museums Trust and Martha Cattell. We’ll be showing some of our short films and talking about the presence of the sea in our work.

Join us on Zoom at 7pm. Book here.

Hope to see you there!

Love,
Daniel & Clara
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6×6 Project

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We have two films included in 6×6 project, a fantastic platform for promoting and distributing artist’s moving image works.

Check it out here

And we’ve just received a beautiful description of one of the films, Revisiting, from artist/film critic Nikola Gocić:

“Documentary transmutes into fiction, and a forest becomes enchanted, because alchemists can never completely abandon their old ways. The aura of mystery surrounding the Avebury stones thickens in the mist which devours the landscape. In the darkness, one can sense the presence of something, neither malicious nor benevolent, just there… waiting.”

Love,
Daniel & Clara
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MIA Journal Issue 2 – Nature & Landscape

MIA Issue 2 May 2020

Dear friends!

We have just published the latest issue of Moving Image Artists Journal, in this issue we focus on the themes of nature and landscape in moving image art and experimental cinema, featuring 13 articles by contemporary artists on their own work.

Contributions by Daniel & Clara, Scott Barley, Peter Treherne, Seán Vicary, Al Brydon, Autojektor, Chris Lynn, Amy Cutler, Karel Doing, Katie Grace McFadden, Joe Banks, Yvonne Salmon, James Riley, and Toby Tatum.

In our own article titled Walking In Circles, we share a scattering of thoughts on the creative process, detours, landscape films and the impact of place on our work.

Thank you so much to everyone who collaborated with us on this issue, we are incredibly proud of it and hugely inspired by all of your articles!!

Love,
Daniel & Clara
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‘Cinematic Experience: The Landscape Body’

Cinematic Experience- The Landscape Body

Thank you so much to Iva Gavrilovic who has made a video essay about our work!

‘Cinematic Experience: The Landscape Body’ is a 6 min video essay which uses excerpts from several of our films to explore some reoccurring images and motifs. It is an honour to have our work given this kind of attention!

Watch here

Love,
Daniel & Clara
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Artist Support Pledge

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As a part of the #artistsupportpledge we are creating an offer to sign up to our mail art project and receive our unique letter works through the post.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic many artists, ourselves included, have lost work, screenings and exhibitions, the Artist Support Pledge is an initiative set up by Matthew Burrows in response to this situation. The idea is simple but brilliant, every time we reach £1000 of sales we pledge to spend £200 on another artist’s work. This is a fantastic way for us to support each other through this strange and difficult time!

We’re offering 4 letter works for £60 (or 8 for £120), these will be posted out 1 per week.

Examples of our letters can be seen here.

Email us for details about how to order: artistdanielclara@gmail.com

Love,
Daniel & Clara
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March 2020 Update

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Dear friends,

What a strange time we are living through! We hope that you are all staying safe and well and finding ways to protect yourself physically and mentally through this difficult situation. Thank you to everyone who has sent messages and been in touch, we feel very lucky to be able to stay in contact with you and support each other in this time.

We are currently living on Mersea Island on the Essex coast where we plan to stay for the time being, we are thankful to be with family, have space to work and a garden where we can watch the Spring arriving.

We had some really exciting screenings and performances planned for the coming months all of which have been cancelled now, it came as quite a blow to have everything we’d been working towards cancelled within a matter of days but it was the right thing to do and we look forward to being able to present these next year.

The Moving Image Salon would have been yesterday, it seems unlikely that it will be returning anytime soon, hopefully we can pick up again in the Autumn. In the meantime we are working on plans to do more through the Moving Image Artists website: we have a new issue of MIA Journal on the theme of ‘Landscapes & Nature’ almost ready to launch, some new articles in the pipeline and an exciting new venture that we’ll be announcing very soon! We are always open to proposals for articles for MIA, just email us with any questions and ideas.

Creatively for us it’s business as usual, some projects have been delayed but luckily we have some that we can be getting on with, for us the only way to stay sane is to create! An unexpected and exciting outcome of this enforced isolation is that we have finally started editing Plot Points, a feature film which we shot on the misty beaches of Portugal about two years ago but hadn’t had a chance to finish yet. We are currently using our time to focus on working through the hours of footage of that and slowly piecing it together.

Please stay safe friends, keep in touch and keep creating!

Love,
Daniel & Clara
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MIA Journal Issue 1 Launch

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It is with great pleasure that we launch the 1st ever issue of Moving Image Artists Journal – an online publication dedicated to contemporary moving image art and experimental film.

In this issue we have teamed up the amazing team at the Slow Film Festival to bring you a selection of articles and interviews relating to the 2019 edition of the festival.

MIA Journal Issue 1 includes articles & interviews by Giuliano Vivaldi, Nadin Mai, Peter Treherne, Savina Petkova, Emre Caglayan, Maureen Gueunet and Graeme Cole

And interviews with filmmakers Aleksandra Niemczyk, Tom Schön, Kaspar Peters, Meltse Van Coillie, Luciano Pérez Savoy, Scott Barley and Daniel & Clara.

Read here: https://wp.me/paPp4A-hF

Thank you to the festival team, filmmakers and writers for making this possible!!

Love,
Daniel & Clara
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