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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.


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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.


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(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.


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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.


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(N)OSTALGIA receives KWA Sound Production Award


Friday 13th November 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