Image: Still from 3 Church Walk, Emily Richardson, 2014 courtesy of the artist
Award-winning filmmaker Emily Richardson held a screening of her work for FILM CLUB as part of Northern Film and Media's arts programme, followed by a discussion with sound recordist Chris Watson. This was an opportunity to see a selection of Emily’s films and hear her talk about her work with a sound artist that she has worked with on films Over the Horizon and Cobra Mist.
Emily Richardson’s films explore landscapes and environments to reveal the way that activity, movement and light is inscribed in place. Traversing an extraordinarily diverse range of landscapes including empty East End streets, forests, North Sea oil fields, post-war tower blocks and Cold War military facilities Richardson’s films offer a dazzling deconstruction of place and time. They focus the mind and eye to detail, finding transcendence and emotion in the everyday.
Films included in the screening:
Cobra Mist, 2008. 8 min
Over the Horizon, 2012. (excerpt) 7 min
The Futurist, 2010. 4 min or The Picture House, 2010. 4 min
3 Church Walk, 2014. 22 min
Rising 5th, 2013. 1 min 42 sec
When: Tuesday 10th March 2015. Doors 6.45pm for a 7.00pm start. Screening ends 8.30pm. Networking social to 9.30pm.
Where: Tyneside Cinema (Digital Lounge, 2nd floor), 10 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 6QG.
About Emily Richardson
Emily Richardson’s films have been shown in galleries and at festivals internationally including recently Tintype, London; BFI London Film Festival (2014); Assembly: A Survey of Recent Artists’ Film and Video in Britain 2008-2013, Tate Britain; Anthology Archives, New York and at Cinema du Reel, Pompidou Centre, Paris. Her films are distributed by Lux, London.
About Chris Watson
Chris Watson is a sound recordist specialising in natural history, with a particular interest in recording the wildlife sounds of animals, habitats and atmospheres from around the world. His work includes television documentaries such as The Life of Birds for BBC TV 1998 (David Attenborough) and The Life of Mammals for BBC TV 2001/2 (David Attenborough). He has worked on experimental music collaborations and commissions for organisations and institutions such as AV Festival (2014, 2012), Aldeburgh Music Festival (2013), The Louvre, Paris (2011); and FORMA Arts (2010, 2008). He has also released solo albums of field recordings: Outside the Circle of Fire, Stepping into the Dark (which won an Award of Distinction at the 2000 Prix ARS Electronica Festival in Linz, Austria), and Weather Report.