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OPENING NIGHT: dis-place this collection@The Glue Factory

In Community, film, Performance, poetry on April 12, 2011 at 6:34 pm

Opening Night April 30th poster by Ming Tse

Come and join us as we make our first ever journey west and open an exciting fortnight-long event at Glasgow’s infamous Glue Factory artspace! 

dis-place THIS COLLECTION: OPENING NIGHT

Venue: The Glue Factory, 22 Farnell Street, Glasgow, G4 9SE  See map less than 10 min walk from St George’s Cross SPT.

Preview:

6pm (Open to Public)
Self-organisation in Education: with Stevphen Shukaitis and Glasgow Open School
Author of Imaginal Machines: Autonomy & Self-Organization in the Revolutions of Everyday Life, Stevphen Shukaitis and Glasgow Open School welcomes all to workshop to discuss the installation of thiscollection and present the first in the series of two events aiming to bring together people interested in holding experiments in education this Summer and anyone struggling with ideas and practices of learning, democracy, collectivity, curatorship, culture and knowledge production.

We aim to combine space for open discussion of ideas and pragmatic arrangements for collaboration. For more information visit
http://glasgowopenschool.com/blog/?p=1788
http://www.autonomedia.org/node/94

830pm -1130pm

HEADLINING:

+ BLOCHESTRA: innovative and experimental noise-makers — “a band to turn the conventional music experience on its head.” adapt poems into song, Kate Charles’ “Cables” is given a new spin.

Zorras Film Poetry Vocal velvetness photo by Evi Tsiligaridou

+ ZORRAS:poetry-music-video weirdness fusion. With megaphones adapt Brian McCabe’s thiscollection poem “It”.

A.P & Swedo: Herbalist & Farmhand anarchic word workers this image by Swedo (Sean Cartwright) says it all.

+ A.P & Swedo Anarchic duo jam in a polymusical moon symphony of wordage favourites and new work inspired by this collection poems.

ALSO ON SHOW:

+ Graffiti from up and coming graphic designer Ming Tse who made the awesome opening night poster.

+ a huge and stunning mural by illustrators Helen Askew and Laura Mossop

+ this collection’s 100 poems and film responses collected so far.

this collection in Glasgow is preparing to ease into a more democratic DIY phase and has developed an open installation with Glasgow Open School to prove that culture or creative endeavours need YOUR input, not over rely on funding bodies or enthusiastic volunteers but everyone. Just as democracy needs to be practiced or it is lost – if there is no input from you or dialogue, NOTHING will or can happen.

If you have already submitted a poem or a film or an adaptation the Open Schedule on the Glasgow Open School blog is YOUR platform.

REFRESHMENTS:

Summery wheat beer, honey and heather ale, strawberry cider and some lager.

TRANSPORTATION:

Trains do group discounts half price for a group of 4 and the 3rd travels free in a group of 3 (a return ticket costs £11.40). Last train home is 1130pm.
The last underground is 1115pm, and the venue is less than 10 mins from St Georges Cross.

ANY QUESTIONS? FILM@THISCOLLECTION.ORG

Click “attending” on our Facebook event!

WHAT IS THIS COLLECTION…?

this collection began life as a modest bouquet of 100 short poems on the subject of Edinburgh. Authors included all manner of Edinburgh residents from high school kids to University professors, and over the course of the past two years, their work has acted as a foundation upon which artists and creatives from all walks of life have built collaborative responses to the poems. Thus far, the project has primarily attracted short films, but more recently the artistic responses have included works as diverse as street art installations, handmade zines and improvised music scores to live screenings.

this collection has hosted a plethora of community art events in Edinburgh, too – including a memorable poets’ and filmmakers’ speed-dating night, a huge multi-media showcase in the cavernous McEwan Hall, and an experimental ‘friendly’ poetry slam.

The project will adopt The Glue Factory – an abandoned industrial space turned arts venue – as its temporary home from 30th April to 14th May as part of a GSA postgraduate show. Glasgow residents and visitors are invited to peruse a wide and vibrant showcase of creative work inspired by the original this collection 100 poems.

We hope to see you there!

UNIQUE FILM LOCATION OPPORTUNITY

In Community, film, poetry on March 10, 2011 at 10:09 pm

Gorgie Farm, Edinburgh

Never work with animals? 

thiscollection poet Juliet Wilson (aka craftygreenpoet) is looking for a film-maker prepared to ignore the old age ‘never work with animals’. Juliet’s poem Animal Haven is set at Edinburgh’s Gorgie City Farm, and stars many of the farm’s animals. The farm is a wonderful place where families can learn about farm animals, small animals such as rabbits and guinea pigs and wildlife gardening.  
 
Juliet’s poem is open to imaginative interpretation by aspiring film makers, as long as it is filmed in Gorgie Farm and features at least some of the animals mentioned in the poem.
 
If you are interested in filming this poem, please contact Juliet on Juliet.M.WilsonATgmailDOTcom with some suggested filming dates. Please give at least two weeks notice of dates, so that arrangements can be made with the farm!
 
Gorgie City Farm website is here.
Juliet blogs here.

Feb 23rd Finding Poetry in the Shot

In Community, film, poetry on January 31, 2011 at 9:01 am

Film what you feel, feel what you film

This workshop examines films made by directors like Andrei Arsenyevich Tarkovsky, Krzysztof Kieslowski, Roman Polanski and other masters to understand cinematography by getting to the heart of direction – the poetry that moves us.

Karol M’s experience as a 1st Assistant Director, 2nd Assistant Director, Director of Photography, 2nd Camera Assistant, Production Designer, Screen Writer in the UK and Australia reflect this young writer director’s passion.

Graduate from Screen and Media at The Sydney Film School, a premier creative institute for emerging filmmakers, using 16mm film and digital technologies Karol M was awarded Best Assistant Director and Best Production Designer at Sydney Film School Festival.

When
Wednesday 23rd 2011
12:30-8:30pm

The Challenge:All films made in the workshops will be based on your own personal response to a poem from thiscollection.org and will be showcased in various events across Scotland.

All workshops are free but donations are welcome.

Participants need to bring:
– Digital Camera/ mobile phone
– Relevant cables
– Laptop (if possible)

Where
The Art Room @
Tollcross Community Centre
117 Fountainbridge
Edinburgh EH3 9QG

Doctor Sound

In Community, film on January 31, 2011 at 9:00 am


Doctor Sound

Curious about Poetry, Film and Sound?
Come fix or create soundtracks for silent filmpoems with up and coming talent Simon Herron.

Who

Simon (Graduate Music Technology Queens University Belfast; Msc Sound Design University of Edinburgh) worked as Sound Designer and Recording Engineer on several successful projects, including the interactive online animation, The Lost Book and the short documentary, Maria’s Way. The latter winning a BAFTA Scotland ‘Best Student Work’ and a nomination at the European Film Academy.

When
9 or 23 Feb 6-8pm

Where
The Art Room @
Tollcross Community Centre
117 Fountainbridge
Edinburgh EH3 9QG
View map

How
You will need to bring:
1) a laptop it will be good to have audacity on the machine. Click the link to download the free software. It is a basic beginner tool to sound design.
2) any kind of microphone they might have and
3) anything that makes sounds you would like to play with.

email film[at]thiscollection.org to confirm a space.
or join thiscollection’s facebook page to register interest.

Poetry and film events for January

In Community, film, poetry on January 19, 2011 at 1:00 pm

Firstly we’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who expressed an interest in running workshops with us or getting involved in this collection’s huge community project with ALP and Tollcross Community Centre. We’re happy to say that we’ve had some brilliant proposals and we’re now ready to unveil some of the events we’ll be running during our stay at the Centre. Coming up before the end of January…

FILM FACTORY: free all-day filmmaking workshops with Austin Muirhead
Friday 21st January
Monday 31st January
12:00 — 20:00 FREE! Booking required

Make films? Looking for a new film project? Always wanted to make films but never knew how? Come along to a FREE all-day film workshop, and learn the rules of film and how to break them. Hosted by Austin Muirhead, Canadian born technical director of The Gulf Islands Film and Television Film School.
Please bring yourself, your camera/cables (no fancy tech necessary), your laptop if you can, and make your own arrangements for lunch, etc.
Interested? Places are limited so please email film@thiscollection.org to reserve your spot!

FILM SCREENING & COMMUNITY ASSEMBLY
Wednesday 26th January
16:00 — 18:00 (screening), 18:00 — 20:00 (assembly)
FREE! and BYOB
A free showing of some of this collection’s amassed short films, followed by a free and open community assembly. Come and talk to us about Edinburgh’s artistic and creative community — what are you involved in? What would you like to see happening in the city? How can this collection help? Come and find out more about our project, pitch us your ideas, plug your event, show us your work, meet likeminded people and tell us about cool stuff we should know about. Very informal — all welcome. Bring friends, and BYOB.

POETRY WORKSHOPS: PAGE VS STAGE

POETRY FOR THE PAGE: OPEN WORKSHOP
Friday 28th January
16:00 — 17:30 FREE! Booking required

An open poetry workshop with Claire Askew, poet, Editor in Chief of Read This Magazine, Lecturer in Literature and Communications at Edinburgh’s Telford College and Tutor in Creative Writing at the University of Edinburgh. Bring up to three poems for discussion, contructive feedback, hints and tips from a small and friendly group. All welcome — no prior workshopping experience necessary!
Interested? Places are limited so please email poetry@thiscollection.org to reserve your spot!

POETRY FOR THE STAGE: WRITING OUT LOUD
Friday 28th January
18:00 — 20:00 FREE! Booking required

Stick around after Claire’s page workshop and find out how to adapt one of your poems for the stage. Alternatively, come along fresh and learn all about the finer points of performance. Hosted by Harry Giles, writer, theatre director, founder and co-ordinator of Inky Fingers and multiple-award-winning slam poet. All welcome, no experience necessary — just bring yourself, and a poem!
Interested? Places are limited so please email poetry@thiscollection.org to reserve your spot!

All events take place at: The Art Room, Tollcross Community Centre (next to Tollcross Primary School), Fountainbridge
Free tea and coffee will be provided at all events.

WANT TO RUN YOUR OWN EVENT?
We want to hear from anyone who wants to run their own workshop, host a meeting, screen films, exhibit art, put on a play, dance, sculpt or do anything else creative in our space. No proposal is too big, too small, or too strange. For more details visit http://bit.ly/dXqlS7 or email film@thiscollection.org

We hope to see some of you there!

Film Factory adieu

In Community, film on January 10, 2011 at 3:46 pm

Photo by Austin Muirhead

As part of our workshop series thiscollection.org in collaboration with Tollcross Community Center’s Adult Learning Project presents:

Who

Austin Muirhead, Canadian born technical director of The Gulf Islands Film and Television Film School has worked on various web and film productions such as Riese the Series, Time Before the Light and Charlie St. Cloud.

What
Austin takes us through some of the basic rules of filmmaking and challenges participants to break them.

This workshop based exploration of the craft invites participants to adapt one of the thiscollection poems using their own basic digital technology.

Craft a film poesy in a day and sow a seed for something greater.

The Challenge:
All films made in the workshops must be based on a poem from thiscollection.org and will be showcased in various events across Scotland.

All workshops are free but donations are welcome.

Participants need to bring:
– Digital Camera/ mobile phone
– Relevant cables
– Laptop (if possible)

When
Pick ONE workshop date:
Friday 21st January 12pm -9pm or
Monday 31st January 12pm -9pm or
Friday 4th February 12pm-9pm

Customised clinics for more advanced camera and editing techniques are also available:
3-9pm
Wednesday February 9th

Where
The Art Room @
Tollcross Community Centre
117 Fountainbridge
Edinburgh EH3 9QG
View map

How
email film[at]thiscollection.org to confirm a space.
or join thiscollection’s facebook page to register interest.

Interested in pitching a workshop please get in touch.

this collection & Tollcross Community Centre: call for pitches!

In Community, film, poetry on December 29, 2010 at 7:40 pm

Edinburgh's Barclay Kirk from a wet bus

this collection are teaming up with the fantastic Tollcross Community Centre and their Adult Learning Programme, and throughout Spring 2011, we’ll have access to the centre’s space and resources for three days of every working week. We’re hoping that we can fill this time with exciting collaborative opportunities, providing a space for artists of all walks of life to come together to create and discuss under the umbrella of this collection.

And that’s where YOU come in. We are throwing open the doors to allow access to anyone who’d like to join us in organizing an activity for local artists and/or writers. We’re looking for people to:

— host workshops in anything from creative writing to sculpture
— lead meetings, panels or discussions in the space
— host and co-ordinate events (remember our poet/filmmaker speed-dating?)
— give readings, performances or recitals in the space
— use the space for anything and anything artistic, collaborative and creative!

What’re the conditions? We don’t ask for much in return. Only…

— that your event MUST be inspired by or related to the this collection project
(e.g. you could give a masterclass on writing poems of 100 words or less, host a filmmaking workshop to adapt some of our poems, get together and discuss the concept of community collaboration, etc)

Interested? We’re looking for suggestions, proposals and pitches, and nothing is too small, too big, too weird or too ordinary. If there’s something you think you’d like to organise and you like the sound of a totally free space, get in touch!

Stuff to bear in mind:

— your event can be one-off, or one of a series. Let us know what you’re planning, and we’ll do our best to accomodate you.
— some materials/resources we may be able to provide; others you may have to bring yourself. Again, let us know.
— the space is available from 10am to 8.45pm every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Want to use the whole day? No problem. Just want an hour or two? No problem. We can be flexible!
— the space is ours to use until at least the end of March, so if you’re busy for the next little while but still fancy doing something, fear not! We can fit you in!

Basically the message is, if you’re interested, GET IN TOUCH! We’d love to hear from you. We’re hoping to gather as many proposals as possible before the space is opened up to us, so if you’d like to be involved, drop us an informal line by 15th January and let us know what you’d like to do.

film@thiscollection.org
film@thiscollection.org
film@thiscollection.org

Get thinking, get emailing, and have a fantastic New Year!

PS: we will also be holding community meet-ups in the space on Friday nights, as of the middle of January — more on this soon! So if you want to talk to us about your thoughts for the project rather than emailing, drop us a line and we’ll let you know more!

PPS: A few T&Cs before we go…

this collection and the Tollcross Community Centre ask:
— that you take responsibility for the majority of the organisation and promotion of your event. this collection is anti-curatorial, which means we won’t do any of the tricky stuff for you, like making sure that people show up! We will, however, happily plug your event as widely as possible, put you in touch with helpful people if we know of any, and provide resources if we have them to hand.
— that, if you need to cancel your event for any reason, you let us and the venue know as soon as you possibly can, so we can try and give someone else your spot
— that you’ll credit any references to this collection in work that comes out of your time in the centre
— that you’ll allow the this collection crew to attend, promote, talk about and document your event if we want to
— that all work produced at your event is produced under creative commons (i.e. the artist retains the right to their work, but the work can be shown/referred to by this collection with their permission and with due credits)

(Photo by allybeag)

this collection and Rocio Jungenfeld: weaving the streets

In Community, film, poetry on December 16, 2010 at 12:38 pm

You may recall that Stefa posted some months ago about our adventures in the streets of Edinburgh with super-talented conceptual textile artist Rocio Jungenfeld. It’s taken a while to update you, but we can now let you see some of the fruits of the collaboration between Rocio and a handful of our talented this collection poets!

Here, Rocio talks with Morgan Downie about the concept of street weaving.

Rocio worked with poets Anna Dickie and Lauren Pope to create weaves of their poems, Same place different view and Southside II and III respectively. The resulting films are below!

Rocio also worked with Morgan Downie and Priscilla Chueng Nainby to create films based on their this collection poems. These will be online very soon!

Want to make a film for us, or find out more about street weaves or Rocio’s work? Email us at film[@]thiscollection.org or check out our Submissions page!

Adapt our winter poems!

In Community, film, poetry on December 16, 2010 at 12:23 pm

As you’ll no doubt have noticed over the past few weeks, winter has now fully gripped Edinburgh, treating us to the heaviest snowfalls the city has seen for fifty years. Rumour has it there’s more of the white stuff on the way, and although this may seem like a good excuse to get your woolies on and stay indoors, this collection has a better idea. We have a whole flurry of winter poems in our collection of 100 that need adapting into films. We suggest you don an extra pair of socks, grab your camera and get out there and make us a short film. No prior experience or fancy tech necessary!

Here are some of our lovely winter verses that need adaptating!

The Piteous Pine by Florian Raith
“So cold despite the solid coat; clenched tightly,
The right fist in the pocket and partly regretful
Not to gorge on the sordid warmth: brightly lit
The stifling, horrid feast promises forgetfulness…”

January by Hayley Shields
A murmur rippling through
the silver edged blades
of grass, as they bathe
in muddled starlight…”

Cables by Kate Charles
“Edinburgh cuts a high moon
Hunkered figures, hands expectant, ask
For reasoning, dulled or blank to your rising rage,
some long gone time come close…”

The Windy City by Kat Maher
“Meadows of ice, deceptive sunlight
So inviting from windows, a kaleidoscope of lies…”

Waking up with Edinburgh by Helle Hang
“Grumpy as always,
Dear as always.
Frost over the Meadows,
Smoke from neighbour’s chimney…”

A Recipe for Whisky by Ron Butlin
“Wring the Scottish rain clouds dry;
take sleet, the driving snow, the hail;
winter twilight…”

A Winter Walk Along Lauriston Place by Laura Barbier
“The street swims by beneath,
Siberia groans aloud in my ears
Shifting the last of the leaves
Into freefall…”

Need some inspiration? Check out Helen Askew’s adaptation of Struan Robertson’s snowy poem, “Where it lies” — first showcased by this collection at the McEwan Hall!

Want to make a film for us? Email film[@]thiscollection.org or check out our Submissions page for more info.

The this collection McEwan Hall showcase: THANKS!

In 100 Poems, film, poetry on March 31, 2010 at 12:28 pm

this collection McEwan Hall showcase

this collection would like to thank the following people for helping to make our two-day showcase such a huge success!

First of all, none of it — and we mean none of it! — would have been possible without all the hard work and enthusiasm of the DMSP Masters volunteers, who dedicated hours and hours of manpower and creativity to making the event a reality. Also known as ThatCollective, these people are:
Simon Herron
Liam Boyd
Mousa Al-Rawahi
Marzieh Jarrahi
Liang Zheng
Yunika

We are also incredibly grateful for our contact at the University of Edinburgh, the fantastic Mr John Lee, and to the dream-team that is Mike Spells & Garry Gale of City of Edinburgh Library Services. Thank you for your patience, and your dedication to our project!

The evening could also not have happened without the input of the following lovely people:
The University of Edinburgh servitors
Glasgow School of Art
CRA:CC ensemble, in particular Nicole McNeilly and Liene Rozite
Dave Woods
Heather Bowry
Justin Vitello
Leon Crosby
Everyone who helped with or facilitated our free film workshops
in the run-up to the showcase.

Films made by members of the public during the workshops were inspired by the poems and films of Norman McLaren, Stan Brakhage, Rose Lowder, Standish Lawder, DA Pennebeker and Maya Derren.

But finally, we’d like to thank all our hugely talented poets and filmmakers, without whom this collection could not exist — and massive thanks to everyone who came along to the McEwan Hall to watch, listen, enjoy and respond. See you next time!

Claire and Stefa

this collection showcase photo by Tom Bishop.