* bio-filmography *

Born in Cornwall, British Isles, in 1955; lived in various parts of Cornwall, England, Wales, Malta and Portugal.

Studied fine art at Oxford, 1973-76; lived and worked in London since 1976.

Cinema programmer 1973-1990 (former President of Oxford University Film Society, founder of Jacksons Lane Film Club in London, founder 'Art of Film' Scheme selecting British experimental cinema for international film festivals and cinematheques in Europe, Australia and North America since February 1988).

Author of frequent articles for various magazines on film history, technology and ideology; arts funding policy and experimentation in film and television;
and "An archaeological dig around The Ring" (myth, legend and history behing Wagner
Book on the life and work of van Gogh ).

Occasional film course teacher (camera, sound, dubbing, editing, rostrum camera, optical printing, laboratory processing, contact printing etc.)

Filmmaker since 1976 producing experimental short films and politically active and innovative work for cinema and television.
Member of London Film Makers' Co-operative since 1976. Founder of Archway Road Movie Group in 1982, of Zooid Pictures Ltd in 1984; the London Film Makers Co-op Production Unit in 1985; 'The Art of Film' Scheme in 1988.

Films shown widely at international film festivals, cinematheques and universities throughout Europe, North America, Australia and Brasil, and on British and Hungarian national televisions.


PRODUCTIONS

A PROPOS DE ILFRACOMBE
(UK 1974, Standard 8mm, 12 mins)

Diary: Unedited Extracts
(compilation 1)
(UK 1976-1979, Standard 8mm)

Diary: Unedited Extracts
(compilation 2)
(UK 1976-1979, Standard 8mm)

NEWSREEL ONE - THE BUILD-UP
(UK 1983, 16mm, optical, B&W, 25 mins)

THE UNDERGROUND
(UK 1983; 16mm Commag; B & W; 6 mins 30"; 234ft/72m)

THE GREAT ARCHWAY LAND SCULPTURE
(UK 1983, 16mm, 9 mins)

GAME II
(UK 1982-83; 16mm Commag; colour; CinemaScope; 8 mins 30"; 306ft/93m)

NEWSREEL TWO - WE OBJECT!
(UK 1983-84, 16mm, optical, B&W, 24 mins)

ROAD MOVIE
(UK 1984; 16mm Optical; Colour and B&W; 108 mins; 3888ft/1185m)

THE MINERS APPEAL
(UK 1984, 35mm, optical, colour, 60 secs)

THE MESSIAH IN THE SHADOW OF DEATH
(UK 1985; 16mm Optical; B & W; 10 mins; 360ft/110m)

BEVERLY HILLS FLOP
(UK 85; 16mm Optical; Colour; 9 mins; 324ft/98m)

DEAD PIGEON
(UK, 1986-87, 16mm Optical , 40 minutes)

SPIRIT OF ALBION
(UK 1987, 16mm Optical, 58 minutes)

STONES OFF HOLLAND
(UK 1988, 16mm Optical, 8 mins., 330ft/95m)

THE FLORA FADDY FURRRY DANCE DAY
(UK 1989, 16mm Optical, 10 minutes)

HERE IN THE REAL WORLD
(UK 1992, 33 minutes, 16mm Optical, 1235 feet/376 m)

XAMA (Shaman)
(UK 1990, 16mm sepmag sound, 25 minutes)

MUSICS & POEMS - SERIES
(UK 2020, 1080p, various: 2 - 6 minutes each)
* Am leuchtenden Sommermorgen
* An die Musik
* Auf ein altes Bild
* Avant le Cinéma
* Befreit
* Er ist gekommen
* Frühlingsnacht
* Ging heut’ Morgen über’s Feld
* Illalle
* L'ultima canzone
* Pis’mo K.S. Stanislavskomu
* Die Post
* Now welcome somer
* Schilflied
* Shostakovich Polka
* Shostakovich SQ2 waltz
* Shostakovich SQ7 allegro
* Shostakovich SQ8
* Sommer
* Tre Pezzi
* Tsarskoselskaya Statuya
* Über die Heide
* Die verschwiegene Nachtigall
* Vesennye vody
* Was will die einsame Träne?
* Wohl denk' ich oft

I EYE AYE
(UK 2021, 2k digital, 99 minutes)

 

... since 1983:

FESTIVALS

GAME II
Festival International d'Avant Garde, Paris, France

THE UNDERGROUND
Festival International d'Avant Garde, Paris, France
Experi, Bonn, West Germany
A-V Garde, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Queima das Fitas, Coimbra, Portugal
Retina, Szigetvar, Hungary

ROAD MOVIE
Tyneside International Film Festival
International Environmental Film Festival

BEVERY HILLS FLOP
St. Brieuc, France
Stockholm International Video Festival, Sweden
Besancon, France
Experi, Bonn, West Germany
Audio Visueel Experimenteel, Arnhem, Netherlands
Breminale, Bremen, West Germany
Queima das Fitas, Coimbra, Portugal
Spoleto, Melbourne, Australia
Australian Film Institute, Sydney
Retina, SzigetvPr, Hungary
'The Experimental Cinema of R. P.', São Paolo, Brasil
National Film Theatre, London
Oberhausen, Germany

THE MESSIAH IN THE SHADOW OF DEATH
Huesca, Spain
Bilbao, Spain
San Sebastian, Spai
Murcia, Spain
Karlovy Vary, Czechslovakia
A-V Garde, Amsterdam
Audio Visueel Experimenteel, Arnhem, Netherlands
Edinburgh Fringe, UK
London, UK
Nyon, Switzerland
Experi, Bonn, West Germany
Stuttgart, West Germany
Osnabruck, West Germany
Leipzig, West Germnay
Bremenale, Bremen, West Germany
Cracow, Poland
Baltimore, USA
Hamburg, West Germany
Anarchist Film Festival
Queima das Fitas, Coimbra, Portugal
Retina, Szigetvar, Hungary
'The Experimental Cinema of R. P.', São Paolo, Brasil

SPIRIT OF ALBION
Figuera da Foz, Portugal
Salisbury Arts Festival
Glastonbury CND Festival
San Francisco International Film Festival
Spoleto, Melbourne, Australia
Anthropos, Los Angeles, USA
Ecovision, Lille
Australian Film Institute, Sydney
Retina, Szigetvar, Hungary

DEAD PIGEON
Figuera da Foz, Portugal
San Francisco International Film Festival
London, UK
Audio Visueel Experimenteel, Arnhem, Netherlands
Osnabruck, West Germany
Queima das Fitas, Coimbra, Portugal (Dead Pigeon - triple screen version))
Spoleto, Melbourne, Australia
Australian Film Institute, Sydney
Retina, Szigetvar, Hungary

STONES OFF HOLLAND
Figuera da Foz, Portugal
Osnabruck, West Germany
Audio Visueel Experimenteel, Arnhem, Netherlands
London, UK
Hamburg, West Germany
Bremen, West Germany
Southampton Film Festival
Breminale, Bremen
Internationale Film- und Videotage, Luzern, Switzerland
Athens International Film Festival, USA
Queima das Fitas, Coimbra, Portugal
Spoleto, Melbourne, Australia
Australian Film Institute, Sydney
Im Off Der Geschichte, Vienna
Retina, Szigetvar, Hungary
'The Experimental Cinema of R. P.', São Paolo, Brasil
International Film Festival, Rotterdam
Stuc, Leuven, Belgium

THE FLORA FADDY FURRY DANCE DAY
Figuera da Foz, Portugal
Internationale Film- und Videotage, Luzern
An Gweder Keltek/The Celtic Mirror, Falmouth
'East Meets West', Essen, West Germany
Athens International Film Festival, USA
Queima das Fitas, Coimbra, Portugal
Melbourne International Film Festival
Spoleto, Melbourne, Australia
Australian Film Institute, Sydney
San Francisco International Film Festival
Vipfilm, Berlin
Im Off Der Geschichte, Vienna
Istanbul Film Festival,
Retina, Szigetvar, Hungary
'The Experimental Cinema of R. P.', São Paolo, Brasil

SHAMAN
Spoleto, Melbourne, Australia
Australian Film Institute, Sydney

HERE IN THE ROAD WORLD
Figuera da Foz, Portugal
Encontros Internacionais de Cinema, Lisbon, Portugal
Retina, Szigetvar, Hungary
'The Experimental Cinema of R. P.', São Paolo, Brasil
International Film Festival, Rotterdam
Stuc, Leuven, Belgium

 

TELEVISION

Channel 4 - UK national television ('Road Movie', 1984);

BBC - UK national television ('Road Movie' extracts, 1984)

Channel 4 - UK national television ('Spirit of Albion' 1987)

Channel 4 - UK national television ('Spirit of Albion' 1988)

MTV - Hungarian national television ('The Flora Fady Furry Dance Day' 1989)

TV Cultura - Brasilian national television (various extracts)

 

CINEMA

Independent cinemas, national and regional cinemathVques, clubs, film societies and museums throughout the UK, East and West Europe, North America and Australia - including touring programmes in Hungary, Yugoslavia, the USA and Canada and one-person tours of the USA and Australia.

 

EDUCATIONAL

Presentations at Colleges and universities in UK (including the Arts Council's "Film Makers on Tour Scheme")

Special presentations at Coimbra University, Portugal, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990.

Colleges and Universities throughout the USA - early 1990.

Colleges and Universities in, Australia - end 1990.

 

PERFORMANCE / INSTALLATION

Not To Be Looked At (1976-81)
Schubert's Tomb (1976)
Game II (1976-79)
Game (1977)
Layer Cake Game Building (1978)
History Game ( 1981)
Communications Consumables Game (1983)
The Great Archway Land Sculpture (1983)
Road House (1984)
Dead Pigeon (first performed 1986, film completed 1987)

 

RADIO

Den Urbana Aboriginal, for 'Nattovning', Swedish Radio & gallery tour (1983)

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