A Boat Retold screens in Edinburgh tonight at 1905 at the Alchemy Film & Moving Image Festival Preview, which is taking place at the Hidden Door Festival, in the hidden wonders that are the Market Street Vaults. (On the immediate south side of Waverley Station, the Old Town side.) The main Hidden Door preview kicks off at 1700, but the Alchemy tasters and teasers will run from NOON till MIDNIGHT.
We will be there for the Boat screening.
The full line-up - loosely a "best of" previous editions of Alchemy - is:
12 pm: JUSQUE-LÀ
Enrique Ramirez / France / 2012
In a small town in northern France (Béthune), the oldest non religious
brotherhood of the world still exists, formed more than 825 years
ago. In other place of the world, 5000 feet high, there is an imaginary
man who takes a walk, who represents the unknown and uncertain
journey between the life and the death.
12.35 pm: SIN∞FIN THE MOVIE #3
VestAndPage / Italy / 2012
Sin∞Fin #3 is the third part in a trilogy of films by performance
artists Verena Stenke and Andrea Pagnes. Set in Antarctica, the two
characters move through the deserted, icy vastness of an oneiric
land. They find themselves creatures being torn between life and
death, absence and misleading mirages, fortune and emptiness.
1.25 pm: SHORT FILMS
Dean Kavanagh (Ireland), Gonzalo Egurza (Argentina), Alasdair Bayne (UK), Shaun Hughes (UK), Enrique Verdugo (UK/Chile
In the telling of stories, these landscapes permeate their narratives, becoming metaphorical, contextual, signifying or emotive.
2.45 pm: RE-FORMATION
Jeanette Groenendaal / Netherlands / 2012
Jeanette Groenendaal returns to a village in the Dutch Bible Belt to film a personal study of the scapegoat mechanism. A project staging tableaux performances melting frozen memories in an emotionally charged landscape. In a series of ‘visions’ she reconstructs excerpts from her childhood.
4.10 pm: SHORT FILMS
Kika Nicolela (Brazil), Plan B / Katrina McPherson (UK), Jonathan Inksetter (Canada), Claudia Borgna (UK), Jac Min (Singapore), Vicent Gisbert (Germany), Irene Loughlin & Naufus Ramirez-Figueroa (Canada), Rachel Sweeney (UK)
5.20 pm: THAT UNTRAVELL’D WORLD
Julie Brook / Scotland / 1997
The landscape work developed by Scottish artist Julie Brook when she lived for over a period of 3 years on the uninhabited west coast of Jura. including temporal sculptures involving stone and ice fire-stacks, the wind and the sea.
5.55 pm: SHORT FILMS
Enrique Ramirez / France / 2012
In a small town in northern France (Béthune), the oldest non religious brotherhood of the world still exists, formed more than 825 years ago. In other place of the world, 5000 feet high, there is an imaginary man who takes a walk, who represents the unknown and uncertain journey between the life and the death.
7.05 pm: A BOAT RETOLD
Louise Milne & Sean Martin / Scotland / 2013
Artist and poet Ian Stephen, writer Robert Macfarlane and others tell stories in and around the restored Orkney boat, Broad Bay, as it sets off for the Shiant Islands. The boat and its history becomes the narrative focus for movements in time over three generations, a complex narrative of island traditions, arts and crafts.
7.40 pm: SHORT FILMS
TRAVERSING THE WILD 1
Emilie Crewe (Canada), Mihai Grecu (France), SJ. Ramir (New
Zealand), Maike Zimmermann (UK), Davor Sanvincenti (Croatia), Robert Todd (USA)
From politicised desert landscapes to an abstracted metaphysical presence, the snow-covered world of Derek Jarman’s Dungeness, to a blind predator dreaming through its prey’s eyes.
8.30 pm: IMPRESSIONS & CHUVA
Jacques Perconte / France / 2013
Along the shores of Normandy, on the track of the Impressionist painters, something is happening: the colors are crashing against the screen… Jacques Perconte’s work is derived from the artistic manipulation of digital video, a pioneer in the use of compression codecs as an artistic tool
9.35 pm: JUST LE TEMPS &VOYAGE D”HIVER
Robert Cahen / France
Robert Cahen’s uniquely poetic experimental filmmaking spans a period of 40 years. Exploring the fleeting qualities of perception, filmed reality becomes a mutable substance, transformed through a vision rich in subjective meaning.
10.15 pm BATTEMENTS SOLAIRES & LA PLAGE
Patrick Bokanowski / France
Patrick Bokanowski is one of the most acclaimed and influential experimental filmmakers of our era. His work is concerned with the subjective psychology of the image, rejecting the tools of conventional representation in pursuit of a painterly, dream-like and visually poetic world.
10.55 pm: SHORT FILMS
TRAVERSING THE WILD 2
Robert Todd (USA), Sheri Wills (USA), Leneweit & Rodriguez (Germany), Sean Martin (UK), Lori Felker (USA), Sam Spreckley (UK), Fabienne Gautier (France), Tarrl Lightowler (USA), Alexander Isaenko (Ukraine)
In travelling through nature, what possibilities might open to our sight? Is nature just a box of aged, foil wrapped chocolates? Maybe it is constructed through a spatial temporal grid, or is it a metaphoric landscape mirroring the transience of life?
11.45 pm: SHORT FILMS
ELEMENTALS - FORMS
Tanya Shillina-Conte (USA), Mihai Grecu (France), Lin Li (UK), Anne Patsch (UK), Samantha Rebello (UK), Wolfgang Lehrner (Austria), Pat Law (UK), Debra Fear (UK), Patricia Townsend (UK)
The elements are as much psychological as physical, embodied both in the natural landscapes of the world we inhabit and as substantial force within image-making. This programme explores elemental embodiment as a set of both extensive and intensive qualities, in image substance itself and landscape as subject.