“Ways To Escape” was a small mixed media exhibition at 2022NQ, a small gallery space in Manchester’s Northern Quarter. The exhibition was only a week long (14th – 23rd March 2013) – I caught it on the last day and glad I did. Above are my favorite works from the show, I love the neon ladder falling from the ceiling and the medical drip had headphones attached – which put you straight into a hospital bedside intensive care scenario!
Way’s To Escape featured 12 artists and was curated by Saoirse Higgins & Fabrizio Cocchiarella.
To find out more about the artists involved click on the Ways To Escape link at the top of the text which will direct you to the exhibition website.
Stunning vintage Noris 8 synchromer 8mm home movie projector, manufactured by the German factory Plank KG, cir 1954.
Runs great for being nearly 60 years old. I have a few home movies which can be a bit random, but totally take you back in time. I am currently trying to source one from Manchester city centre, however any footage for cities is increasingly hard to get your hands on.
Close up of film feed and film speed light. The whole thing is made from a beautiful silver grey mottled cast steel with red detailing. I also have the original green hounds-tooth carry box which is in immaculate condition considering it’s age.
Above is some of the packaging for the film reels and the large bulbs used to project the film.
Man with cool shades and camera on holiday, screen shots taken from an English amateur home holiday movie cir 50’s – 60’s
Khoda by Reza Dolatabadi
What if you watch a film and whenever you pause it, you face a painting? This idea inspired Reza Dolatabadi to make Khoda. Over 6000 paintings were painstakingly produced during two years to create a five minutes film that would meet high personal standards. Khoda is a psychological thriller; a student project which was seen as a ‘mission impossible’ by many people but eventually proved possible!
Umfeld is an HD surround sound audiovisual production created by electronic music composer Jochem Paap (Speedy J) and visual artist Scott Pagano. The piece is an intense sensory expedition that takes the audience through eight chapters comprising a drama drawing on the dynamic arc of a feature film, but consisting of highly abstract sounds and images. Soundscapes modulate rhythmically from intense and subtle to assertive and thundering, always using pushing the potential of the surround audio environment.
Directed by: TU+// Varathit Uthaisri
SURFACE is an experimental film, exploring the emotional journey from an underground urban perspective. This ‘urban symphony’ transforms human actions and street objects into beats that harmoniously compose a grand audio and visual composition. The film emphasizes the ideas of ‘point of contact’, ‘human identity’ and notion of ‘live footprints’.
“Please Say Something” A troubled relationship between a Cat and Mouse set in the distant Future. by davidoreilly.com
Written, Directed & Produced by David OReilly, Sound design & Voice synthesis by David Kamp, Sound design & Music by Bram Meindersma. Distributed by Future Shorts.