[spectre] DRIFT: Film Festival Premiere

Chris Byrne chris-lists at mediascot.org
Thu Aug 5 14:53:13 CEST 2004

As you may have noticed, there is an error in our mailout. DRIFT 
screenings actually run from the 7 August, so if you are in Edinburgh 
for the Festival you can come and see it.

Apologies for any confusion.


On 2 Aug 2004, at 22:51, Chris Byrne wrote:

> World Premiere of DRIFT moving image programme at Stills ScreenLab as 
> part of the 58th Edinburgh International Film Festival's 'Black Box' 
> strand, dedicated to the space 'where film and visual arts collide'.
> 7 - 19 September 2004
> Stills, 23 Cockburn Street, Edinburgh
> Screenings daily 11am - 6pm, admission free
> -------------
> DRIFT is a programme of short films by UK sound artists and 
> film-makers which reveal the cinematic relationships between sound and 
> image. DRIFT plays with our aural perceptions, featuring along the way 
> bursts of sound art, noise, experimental music, field recordings, 
> urban and rural soundscapes.
> "Sound is a living, relevant medium in our predominantly visual 
> culture", says Iliyana Nedkova who curated the programme. "Perhaps 
> attuned to the theories of acoustic ecology, which promotes the 
> appreciation of natural soundscapes, some of the DRIFT artists explore 
> the energy elements: air, wind, earth, sun, water. Others attempt to 
> redefine our visual and sonic perceptions of performance art, digital 
> animation, and even playback technology".
> DRIFT artists were selected from over 80 open submission entries and 
> following further curatorial research. The artists featured are 
> Richard Ashrowan, Victoria Clare Bernie, Susan Black, Chris Bowman, 
> Butler Brothers, John Carson, Peter Collis, Michelle Deignan, 
> Alexander Hamilton, Ian Helliwell, Rob Kennedy & diskono, Paddy 
> Kernohan, Holger Mohaupt, Jayne Parker, Emily Richardson, Kelly 
> Richardson, Susanne Ramsenthaler, Aura Satz, Simon Tricker and Shannon 
> Tofts.
> -------------
> After its world premiere in Edinburgh, DRIFT will tour to other venues 
> in Scotland, the UK and internationally. The programme is part of New 
> Media Scotland's ongoing exploration of sound art and experimental 
> music, including radio broadcasts, moving image, publications and 
> occasional live events.
> For more information visit http://www.mediascot.org/drift
> DRIFT is curated by Iliyana Nedkova. Initiated and produced by New 
> Media Scotland. Supported by the Edinburgh International Film 
> Festival, British Council Scotland and Lux, London. Funded by the 
> Scottish Arts Council and the Daniel Langlois Foundation for Art, 
> Science and Technology.
> New Media Scotland’s touring programmes have shown to widespread 
> acclaim in venues from Berlin to Bogota, Edinburgh to Edmonton, 
> Minneapolis to Newcastle, Sofia to Sao Paolo. Other New Media Scotland 
> curated programmes of artists’ films and videos available for tour 
> include: FRAME BY FRAME: The first retrospective of Croatian video art 
> from the 1970s onwards, mixing established and new talent. CROSSING 
> OVER TIME:  23 inspirational short films by international artists 
> question the transition to democracy in the New Europe. DESKTOP ICONS: 
>  Back by popular demand until end of 2004 only. Small screen wonders 
> for big screen entertainment directed by world class film-makers.
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> New Media Scotland is an agency enabling cultural activity shaped by 
> new technologies. Projects range from video and sound art to creative 
> practice involving the Internet, interactivity, wireless and biotech. 
> New Media Scotland is supported by the Scottish Arts Council.
> For further details please contact:
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> P.O. Box 23434, Edinburgh EH7 5SZ
> Tel. +44 131 477 3774
> info at mediascot.org
> http://www.mediascot.org
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