The opening screening of Light Movement will feature three contemporary filmmakers, Margaret Rorison, Lucy Parker and Lara Schröder, and will be kindly hosted at Another Vacant Space, Berlin Wedding.
Margaret Rorison is a curator and filmmaker from Baltimore, Maryland. She works with language, sound and imagery to create installations, films and live 16mm projections. Her work is an impressionistic exploration into the visceral nature of memory and experience.
Rorison's work has been screened at various venues and festivals including, Anthology Film Archives, Ann Arbor Film Festival, CROSSROADS, Images Festival, The Maryland Film Festival, Mono No Aware VI & VII, Sonic Circuits Festival, Microscope Gallery, The Moscow Museum of Modern Art and The High Zero Festival.
Lucy Parker is an artist filmmaker. Her practice is research led, adopting ethnographic methods when making work with or about a community. She is interested in ways that systems (social, educational and architectural) structure communities and the dynamics between individuals when they make the personal public. Recent works have adopted narrative as an output for research. Material for the films is often developed through workshops alongside more structured planning, scripting.
Her films have been shown at: Outpost Norwich, Cinemathque Quebecoise Montreal, Paramount Centre Boston, Anthology Film Archive New York, Images Festival Toronto, Milton Keynes Gallery, Café Oto London, Copenhagen Short Film Festival, Leeds Film festival. Lucy lecturers BA and MA Filmmaking at Kingston University.
Working with super8, writer and film maker Lara Schröder tells her narrative through shots of architectural structures intermingled with reoccurring imagery of friends, forests and animals as strange 'other' worlds are created on celluloid out of the most mundane of places, capturing scenes which appear to be from distant memories in history. Her work has been screened at various institutions including The Whitechapel Gallery, Galerie Vals Sweden, The Swedenborg Film Festival and The Screen Room.
*please note -although this opening screening will be purely digital projections, including digital versions of films, we will in the near future be showing works on original prints, either 16mm or 8mm.