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!!
Daniel & Clara
Our latest feature film Notes From A Journey, a film about Avebury, multiple dimensions and the limits of perception, is screening tonight at the Grand Palais in Paris as a part of Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin. We are delighted to be a part of this fantastic festival alongside work by so many great artists. Programme includes Ben Rivers’ brilliant ‘Ghost Strata’ and a new Twin Peaks VR project by David Lynch!
Tickets here: https://bit.ly/2Vc8PuN
Daniel & Clara
13th- 31st Jan – In residence at Metal Southend – Info
23rd Jan – Visionary Landscapes talk & screening, Metal Southend – Info
31st Jan – Moving Image Salon, Film and Video Umbrella, London – Book here
21st Feb – Rewilding Imagination Workshop, London – Book here
27th Feb – Notes From A Journey screens at Rencontres International Paris/Berlin, Grand Palais, Paris – Info
28th Feb – Moving Image Salon, Film and Video Umbrella, London – Book here
Friends, we have an exciting new project to announce!
As many of you know we have dedicated our lives to making art, our great passion is to create, to be involved with creative projects and to be around other artists. We have been collaborating now for 9 years and are very lucky to have found ways to work on our art full time. It hasn’t always been easy but we were always determined to never give up and never give in no matter how difficult things got.
The big question we return to again and again in our work is what is creativity and imagination and how do we best serve these. We live experimentally, we treat our lives as a laboratory for exploring the workings and functions of creativity and imagination, always looking to do more of what works and cutting out those things that restrict and hamper the creative processes.
Of course there are some things we have to deal with simply as a result of living in the modern world – the distractions of constant contact with technology, the general struggles to survive financially and trying to get our art out into the world – these are things that we have to do but can impact negatively on the natural workings of imagination and creativity if not managed properly.
Through our 9 years of exploration we have developed some tools for dealing with these things while keeping the door of the imagination wide open. We have now decided to gather what we have learnt into a workshop called REWILDING IMAGINATION, in which we’ll be sharing tools to reconnect with your imagination, to help you stay focused on your core needs as an artist and protect your creativity.
The first workshop will take place on Friday 21st Feb in London, places are £30, full details can be found here: https://bit.ly/2RpHAKX
We have a special limited discount code for friends & followers, this expires on the 4th Feb so book soon to get a place for only £20. Discount code: REWILDINGPROMO
We are looking forward to seeing you there!
Daniel & Clara
Visionary Landscapes – Talk & Screening
6pm Thur 23rd Jan @ Metal, Chalkwell Hall
Join us for a talk and screening of moving image work by artists Daniel & Clara who are currently in residence at Metal Southend.
Daniel & Clara are two humans working as one artist on a journey of exploration of dimensions real and imagined, the results of which consist of moving image, photography and performance. In their current work they have been exploring the British landscape as a site for encounters with the mysterious, the eerie, the otherworldly and the unknown.
We are very excited to announce that over the next three weeks we will be artist in residence at Metal Southend. We will be spending our time there developing Obscura, a new project exploring a mythic island hidden out in the constantly shifting tidal landscapes of the Essex salt marshes. This project continues our exploration of the British landscape as a site for encounters with the mysterious, the eerie, the otherworldly and the unknown.
Daniel & Clara
Today we are finishing off the last few jobs of the year before we hide away for a month of hibernation! What an amazing year it has been, the biggest change for us was moving to London, an experience that has been life changing! Last spring we started the Moving Image Salon, through which we have met so many incredible artists who have been a great inspiration to us, the art of moving image is well and truly alive!
A big highlight of the year was completing our latest feature film Notes From A Journey, which had its UK premiere at Slow Film Festival and was then picked up for distribution by Kinoscope, it can be watched right now on their website here: bit.ly/37caUul
It’s also been one of the best years for screenings for us, with 30 screenings, a lot of them in the UK – we started the year with a screening at the BFI and we are ending with the same, we have a short film included in the Experimenta Mixtape event on 18th Dec, details here: bit.ly/36pmt01
We have some exciting projects in the pipeline for 2020, starting with a three week residency in January at Metal Southend where we will be developing Obscura, a new project set on an Essex saltmarsh. This continues our exploration of the British landscape as a site for encounters with the mysterious, the eerie & the unknown!
We’d like to say a big thank you to everyone for your friendship and support, we wish you all a merry christmas and we’ll see you for creative adventures in 2020!
Daniel & Clara