Westbourne Studios
Film London: Art Film/talk
Film London Artists' Moving Image Network (FLAMIN)
The London Artists' Film and Video Awards (LAFVA) is an open submission awards scheme for artists' living and working in the London region. Awards up to a maximum of £20,000 are available to artists' working in the context of contemporary fine art moving image practice for the production of new work.
Rose Cupit, Manager FLAMIN, will discuss the LAFVA scheme and other opportunities for funding for artist film-makers, and will screen some films supported by the scheme, including recent work by Andrew Kötting, Esther Johnson, Roz Mortimer and Tim Shore .


Aladin "The World's Greatest Magicians: Part1"
Curator, ringmaster and magical interventions: aladin.

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Seminal celluloid snippets from the sorcerer's vault.
Rarely seen, contrasting film footage of aladin as producer/director/performer on the 1999 pop video "Badder Badder Schwing" (3'45") – Freddy Fresh featuring Fatboy Slim - and the 2004 T.V. pilot "The Shuffler" (2'10") + live magical provocation. Under the radar, ahead of the pack, away from the crowd and beyond fashion – aladin continues to plough his own furrow.

Movies, Magic and Music – Conversation.
Highly elastic world music star Tunde Jegede (Damon Albarn, Brodsky Quartet, Ewan MacColl, London Sinfonietta) plays kora and shares excerpts from contrasting films "Tunde – An African Musical Journey" and "Ara's Sojourn" (total 4') and hugely admired (and imitated) ad director Marcus Tomlinson ("Make Poverty History") shares brief films for "Issey Miyake APOC" and "Hussein Chalayan" (total 4')

Magic Which Takes Time – Conversation.
Legendary, influential live artist Ernst Fischer performs briefly and shares excerpts from the film "My Living Room is a Theatre" and "Book of Dust" (total 4') while cognoscenti's painter Ruth Rix ('Too busy exploring and painting to seek the limelight': Latest Art Magazine 2006) makes a rare public appearance in introducing us to two of her works.

Guerrilla Magic.

Ishmahil Blagrove's latest documentary film "With or without Fidel " (59'). Blagrove is the uncompromising, irresistible, immovable force behind RiceNPeas, the pioneering creative hub. Blagrove tore up his agreements with the Cuban authorities half way through making this 2007 documentary – working in secret to create a provocative but rounded film about Cuban society at a crossroad.




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