London artist Chris Wilson narrates a few short sections from 'Horse Latitudes', his almost unbelievable life story. As we hear the artist speak, we catch glimpses of his prodigious output, some selected paintings in close up and towards the end a series of photographs from a long-term collaborative project with the photographer and artist Gareth McConnell.
LOOKING FOR LOOKING FOR LOVE is a reworking of one of the seminal photographic books of the 1980′s. Tom Wood’s photographs of the clientele of the Chelsea Reach Nightclub in New Brighton, Merseyside were taken between 1984-87 and first published as Looking For Love in 1989. Wood was a regular at the club and shot thousands of pictures over a number of years, however due to budget constraints at the time of printing only a fraction of these were reproduced as full plates in the original Cornerhouse publication. Wishing to honour the cooperation of his subjects and to communicate the scope of the work, the artist constructed a collage (subsequently stolen) to be printed as a double page spread in the opening pages of the book. This new monograph takes this collage as its starting point, the images that fill the pages of the book are faithful in shape, but not scale or sequence, to the artist’s original construction, scanned from Gareth McConnell’s personal copy of the book, the visible dot matrix and asymmetric shapes engenders the portraits with an energy and vibrancy that not only frees the images from the tyranny of the photographic rectangle but makes them almost bounce off the page. Still Looking for Love is a chance to revisit a series of photographs by one of the true underground heroes of British photography and catch a glimpse of British nightlife on the cusp of rave and the acid house phenomenon. Included are essays by Professor David Chandler, the artist and writer Neal Brown and the photographer and publisher Gareth McConnell.
A teaser trailer for documentary: The Making of the Falsettos.
Following Stacy Makishi throughout the development of her “final” show The Falsettos, filmmaker Claire Nolan allows the audience to experience the world of performance art first hand. The Making of the Falsettos is a personal portrait of an artist in praxis. The documentary is an insightful, often emotional, always honest, testimony of the workings of Makishi.