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There's No Place Like, BJCEM Mediterranea 18 Biennale, Albania

Tuesday 13th July 2017

 

(N)OSTALGIA (in development) has been selected for this year's EDN European Documentary Network's Market Mentors programme at Sheffield Doc/Fest. The Market Mentors programme is a collaboration between EDN and Sheffield Doc/Fest bringing together emerging documentary filmmakers and experienced industry professionals with the aim to provide advice, feedback and training for up-and-coming documentary talents and their projects.

 

For more information, see:

http://edn.network/activities/edn-activities-2017/market-mentors-programme-at-sheffield-docfest-2017/

EDN European Documentary Network Market at Sheffield Doc/Fest 2017

Tuesday 4th July 2017

 

(N)OSTALGIA (in development) has been selected for the 13th edition of DOCU TALENTS @KVIFF, which presents the twelve most remarkable creative documentary projects from Central and Eastern Europe in the stage of production or post-production. DOCU TALENTS is organised by the Ji.hlava IDFF in cooperation with Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Czech Republic, and takes place on Tuesday 4th July at 2pm in the Congress Hall of Hotel Thermal, Karlovy Vary. The directors and producers of these feature-length documentaries will introduce their projects in eight-minute presentations. All the documentaries are planned for theatrical release between August 2017 and July 2018.

 

For more information see: http://www.dokument-festival.com/industry/docu-talents/2017

(N)OSTALGIA selected for 13th Docu Talents @ KVIFF

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Posted: Wednesday 2nd August 2017

 

Vicki Thornton has been selected to participate in the second edition of the British Council in Ukraine and the Liverpool Biennial's SWAP UK/Ukraine Residency programme, which aims to connect artists from Ukraine and the UK and support their professional development and internationalisation. As in its first year, the programme is also designed to give artists the time to research, reflect and explore the UK/Ukraine’s vast artistic traditions. The SWAP programme is delivered in collaboration with Liverpool partners: Bluecoat, FACT and Open Eye Gallery; and Ukrainian partners: Mystetskyi Arsenal, Izolyatsia. Platform for Cultural Initiatives, Soshenko 33 Art Studios, YermilovCentre and Kharkiv Municipal Art Gallery. Vicki will be artist in residence at Izolyatsia Platform for Cultural Initiatives in Kyiv between 2nd September and 15th October 2017.

 

For more information, please see: http://www.britishcouncil.org.ua/en/programmes/arts/visual-arts/swap

 

Selected for the British Council's SWAP UK/Ukraine Residency programme

SWAP Docutalents EDN There's no place like

Posted: Saturday 31st March 2017

 

(N)OSTALGIA (in development) was last night awarded the KWA Sound Production Award for Best Pitch at the Awards Ceremony for Docudays UA International Human Rights Documentary Festival in Kyiv. The project was presented in a group pitching session that marked the end of the British Council, Sheffield Doc/Fest and Docudays UA's DocWorks UA/UK feature development and mentoring programme for emerging British and Ukrainian documentary filmmakers and producers.

 

For more information see:

http://www.britishcouncil.org.ua/en/programmes/arts/film/docworks

http://docudays.org.ua/eng/docworks/

(N)OSTALGIA receives KWA Sound Production Award

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Friday 13th October 2017, 7-9pm

 

A participatory artwork by SWAP UK/Ukraine artists in residence, Adam J B Walker and Vicki Thornton, TOMBOLA! immerses the audience in a cacophony of chance, and possible synchronicity.

 

While nostalgic British TV game show catchphrases celebrating unearned material acquisition play out in the space, the audience themselves are invited to perform multiple absurd scripts constructed from the fortune-cookie-like phrases printed on the back of receipts from the Ukrainian supermarket chain Silpo. The soundstage-like terrain becomes so overladen with absurd text that it melts into a background upon which perhaps something more might emerge. What does it mean when nothing means anything and everything means nothing? Is it all just a performance? Is any one performance of any more inherent ‘meaning’ than any other?

 

IZOLYATSIA. Platform for Cultural Initiatives, 8 Naberezhno-Lugova, Kyiv, 04071 Ukraine

TOMBOLA! An interactive performance by Vicki Thornton & Adam JB Walker

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Posted: Saturday 31st March 2017

 

Short video on the British Council, Sheffield Doc/Fest and Docudays UA's DocWorks UA/UK feature development and mentoring programme for emerging British and Ukrainian documentary filmmakers and producers.

 

DocWorks: UA/UK: A Documentary Workshop in Practice

Wednesday 9th September 2017, 7pm

 

On Wednesday 9th September at 7pm, Vicki Thornton will give an artist's talk as part of the Art Wednesdays programme to mark the beginning of her six week residency with the British Council at IZOLYATSIA. Platform for Cultural Initiatives

 

For more information, see: https://www.facebook.com/events/152488722002493/

 

IZOLYATSIA. Platform for Cultural Initiatives, 8 Naberezhno-Lugova, Kyiv, 04071 Ukraine

Artist Talk: Vicki Thornton, Art Wednesdays

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Sunday 24th September 2017, 1pm

 

On Sunday 24th September, SWAP UK/UKRAINE artists-in-residence, Vicki Thornton and Adam J B Walker, will lead the first in a series of group crits for artists.

 

Crit (abbreviated from criticism) is an important part of the British artistic education system. This is an informal environment in which new works of art (either recently completed or those that are still in the process of creation) are presented for discussion and reception of feedback from peers. During the discussion honest thoughts and questions about the works are encouraged, but in a friendly and constructive manner. Crit is designed to help the artist improve and develop their own ideas, find new research tools and critically examine their own practices with the participation of other participants in the discussion process. For more information, see: https://www.facebook.com/events/441054609629068/

 

Soshenko 33, вулиця Сошенка, № 33 / улица Сошенко, № 33

Crit with Vicki Thornton & Adam J B Walker at Soshenko 33, Kyiv

Crit 1.0

Monday 2nd October 2017, 5-8pm

 

On Monday 2nd October, SWAP UK/UKRAINE artists-in-residence, Vicki Thornton and Adam J B Walker, will lead the second in a series of group crits for artists in the department of graphics at the National Academy of Arts and Architecture, Kyiv.

 

Crit (abbreviated from criticism) is an important part of the British artistic education system. This is an informal environment in which new works of art (either recently completed or those that are still in the process of creation) are presented for discussion and reception of feedback from peers. During the discussion honest thoughts and questions about the works are encouraged, but in a friendly and constructive manner. Crit is designed to help the artist improve and develop their own ideas, find new research tools and critically examine their own practices with the participation of other participants in the discussion process. For more information, see: https://www.facebook.com/events/541060942892692/

 

Національна академія образотворчого мистецтва і архітектури - НАОМА

вул. Вознесенський узвіз, 20, Kyiv, Ukraine, 04053

Crit 2.0 with Vicki Thornton & Adam J B Walker at NAOMA, Kyiv

Crit 2.0

Sunday 8th October 2017, 2-6pm

 

On Sunday 8th October, SWAP UK/UKRAINE artists-in-residence, Vicki Thornton and Adam J B Walker, will lead the third and final in a series of group crits for artists in the department of graphics at Soshenko 33, Kyiv.

 

For more information, see: https://www.facebook.com/events/1935391940056405/

 

Soshenko 33, вулиця Сошенка, № 33 / улица Сошенко, № 33

Crit 2.0 with Vicki Thornton & Adam J B Walker at NAOMA, Kyiv

Crit 3.0

Friday 13th October 2017, 7-9pm

 

Microcinema is a strand of the Cambridge Film Festival that focuses on screening works of experimental, avant-garde and independent cinema, often placing contemporary films alongside historical works, in programmes that are always surprising, challenging and inspiring. This strand is curated by James Mackay, who began programming in the 1970s at the London Film-Makers' Co-op. He is also known for producing the films of Derek Jarman and is the custodian of Jarman’s super 8 films.

 

In 2016 Microcinema joined countrywide celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the London Filmmakers Co-op by presenting a new and exciting group of moving image works over four programmes and a moving image installation at the HeongGallery, Downing College, Cambridge. The programme included new works by filmmakers who were original members of the LFMC (Cordelia Swann, Ian Bourn, Sarah Turner, Sarah Wood, NIna Danino), as well as new films by younger filmmakers who are working in these traditions (Vicki Thornton, Daniel Fawcett & Clara Pais). This book documents this event.

 

More information here.

MICROCINEMA: NEW ARTIST'S MOVING IMAGE THEN AND NOW

Microcinema