Between January-March 2019 Projections events share new work and film programmes from local artists and curators. All of our monthly events this season have been selected from our open call and include; an introduction to the work of film-makers Trinh T.Minh-ha and Onyeka Igwe with local curator Gill Park and artist Onyeka Igwe herself, in a screening that addresses histories of artists’ moving image and ethnographic film-making; a new performance from artist collaborators Leah Millar and Tim Shaw who improvise across sound and film with devices usually hidden or out of reach in the cinema; and a performative lecture by Holly Argent incorporating the archive of Polish artist duo Przemyslaw Kwiek and Zofia Kulik (KwieKulik or ‘KK’), and including a screening of some of KwieKulik own films.
February 2019 also sees the launch of the first round of Projections commissions, with new short films by artists Evan Ifekoya, James Richards, Sophio Medoidze, and Susie Green & Simon Bayliss. The commissions launch on 22 February is free to everyone and is a chance to see this diverse set of works created by artists for the big screen before they are shown across Tyneside's feature film programme and in cinema's around the UK.
The annual Graduate Artist in Residence launch will premiere Georgia Bates' new film Mother of the Mountain with a conversation between Georgia and artist Kathryn Elkin, and followed by afternoon tea in our coffee rooms.
Projections celebrates the potential of cinema as a context for artists' moving image and live performance and this season includes an incredible variety of events featuring local artists and visitors from around the globe.
Image: Islanders by Giles Bailey, Nellie Saunby, Sophie Soobramanien & Jamie Hammill at Tyneside Cinema (2018, photo: Adam Phillips)
"What can a cinema make possible, and what might the cinema of the future look like? These are questions that artists can help us answer, and that’s what Projections is all about."