Nozstock’s resident Cinetent, Wrong Directions, showcases a collection of eclectic short films varying through documentaries, live-action narrative tales, music videos, animations and experimental works. Previous reels have been brought to you by, among others, Encounters Festival in Bristol, London-based innovators onedotzero, Manchester-based northern Exposures, quality stalwarts BBC Film Network and by Nozstock The Hidden Valley.
In 2012 Nozstock welcomed Herefordshire-based, experimental visual collective MASH to host the tent. MASH Cinema have been organising events and screenings since 2002 and continue to promote art, film and music through their events locally and internationally. Over the past six years MASH Cinema has gained recognition for visual performances working with artists, musicians and DJs at events, clubs and festivals throughout Europe. MASH work with digital and traditional techniques to create live visuals and cinematic audiovisual performances. They have shown work in The Big Chill Media Mix Tent and have exhibited alongside artists D*Face, Swoon and Jef Aerosol.
2014 line up coming soon.
2013 line up included…
Bluescreen have been hosting Short Film events at the Cube Cinema, Bristol since 2001, showcasing the work of Bristol’s creative hub of filmmaking talent. For Nozstock they have curated a mindbogglingly eclectic mix of film genres and subject matter, all films under 20 minutes long.
Surviving this cultural apocalypse is a challenge that no other generation has faced. In this era of unfiltered of everything, we must take care not to be distracted by the constant stream of glitter and cats. We’re picking our way through the ruins of minds to find the things that may just mean something in this time of ultimate nonsense. Brain Wash is a film and arts collective championing up and coming talent as well as established names. Join us for an eclectic mix of new and classic shorts from the UK and beyond to cleanse your brain.
Chromatouch AKA Leon Trimble has been selecting visuals and beats for ten years now and in the last couple he has combined the making of the two into a tightly synced sonic video chop a la glitch. Every movement in sound follows in vision. Changes in tempo, form, and effect are echoed in your eyes and ears.
The Duvet Brothers were pioneering 1980s Scratch Video artists – Rik Lander and Peter Boyd Maclean. Scratch Video was a British video art movement that used found footage, fast-cutting and multiple layers to challenge many of the establishment assumptions of broadcast TV – as well of those of gallery-bound video art. The current Youtube generation would recognise it as contemporary mash-up.
Best known for hijacking the New Order classic ‘Blue Monday’ and re-interpreting it as an agit-prop statement on Thatcherism, much of their work is about political statement. Their videos have been shown at galleries and video festivals around the world as well as in nightclubs and miners benefit nights. They’ve also made several influential pop videos for bands such as Torch Song (William Orbit), Colourbox and Blue In Heaven.
Hattlerized Motorsaw is Max Hattler and Sune Petersen performing live audiovisual animation using experimental custom-built software. Hattler’s aesthetics of metric shapes and colours and Petersen’s optical feedback recursions are expressed in an abstract visual world of hard-edged geometries and supple organic forms proliferating, interacting, and subsiding. The result is a radiant improvised spectacle that is arresting, rapturous, and starkly original.
Curated by Giulia Saccogna“Micro” features a selection of short films, which explore the inner world of science, analyzing the need of human kind to go beyond limits, to explore the unknown at a microscopic level.
Including works from 1908 to 2011, the program follows the overlap between art and science during the XXth century and how technology has been used by scientists and artists for the purpose of cognition, as a way to go beyond the limitations of human physical senses.
Over the years, Modulate’s output has had three main strands: curating and producing events and projects, developing their own audio-visual compositions and performances, and creating multi-speaker sound installations. A concurrent theme has been an interest in modulating spaces and creating abstract symbolic realms of sound and audio-visual expression
Star Wars Uncut is a crazy fan mashup remake of the original Star Wars movies. It is the brainchild of Casey Pugh, a developer dedicated to creating interactive experiences on the web. In 2009, Casey was inspired to use the Internet and an ever-ready pool of passionate Star Wars fans to crowdsource the classic film Star Wars IV: A New Hope. This pet project turned into a labor of love and creativity on a large scale. Nearly a thousand fans came together to participate and the resulting movie is equal parts fun, kooky, and dearly nostalgic.
Scanone’s style is a hybrid of genres from old school UK hardcore to Electro, Bass, Dub and IDM. Known for his eclectic Vinyl DJ sets or full-on Live Audio Visual cinematic performances, Scanone has collaborated with visual collectives such as ‘United Visual Artists’ and ‘The Light Surgeons’ performing at various media festivals around the globe. For this performance he will be showcasing some previous work alongside a debut cinematic audio visual piece which coincides with new release “Scenes”.
Since 1991 Vicki Bennett has been making CDs, radio, and A/V multimedia under the name People Like Us. By animating and re-contextualising found footage collages Vicki gives an equally witty and dark view of popular culture with a surrealistic edge.
Vicki has shown work at, amongst others, Tate Modern, The National Film Theatre, Purcell Room, The ICA, Sydney Opera House, Pompidou Centre, Sonar in Barcelona, The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, The Barbican, Maxxi in Rome, the BBC and Channel 4.
Sometimes, great art and great music is born when different styles, philosophies and mediums collide. Sound Art is an emerging practice that has grown out of the avant-garde jazz, contemporary classical and conceptual visual art movements. But wait, if that doesn’t sound appetising, don’t be put off – the real magic of Sound Art is the opportunity to experience something new and exciting; exotic new sonic cuisines for your ears to feast upon, if you will.
Gwaith Sŵn are a London-based experimental musc collective.
Sound Art // Free Improvisation // Tape Manipulation //
Noise // Dark Ambient // Electronica
2013 line up
KEVIN KA WEI CHAN
An artist and musician from London whose work is built around the exploration of discarded audio technology. He will be performing using second-hand cassette tapes acquired from charity shops, which are cut up, looped and processed to create both ambient and beat-driven compositions
Electronic artist based in London. His set at Nostock will comprise of very loud noise and fits of erratic improvisation with an electronic saxophone. (Think Sun Ra meets Merzbow)This will be dedicated to the luscious green valleys of Wales.
London based electronic composer and sound designer. He will be premiering a new dark ambient piece written especially for Nozstock based around field recordings made in the Italian village of Gargnano.
Gagarin has been making music on the edges of the musical galaxy for many years in many guises. Currently he works alone crafting atmospheric digital soundscapes, sculpting future grooves and polishing aching melodies. He plays out live – an exciting mix of software precision and human frailty/spontaneity that’s never the same twice
Emmett will be performing using custom built software creating enormous textures of sine tones and field recordings recorded from the friday evening as Nozstock. Influenced by Stockhausen, the theme of the work is seeking an origin to the fundamental structure of sound.
A guitar-based free improvisation musician. For Gwaith Swn at Nozstock, he will respond to paintings and moving image. An exploration of associative sensory triggers, across the audio/visual divide
London-based sound artist originally from Georgia. His work explores fragmentation through sonic extractions in pre-recorded music, with the creation of compositions from elements of pre-existing material. Both the acts of appropriation and recycling are important elements in Georgio’s work, and within this, borrowed sounds are recontextualised in order to give new purpose
Charnia [Articulated Light and Sound]
When does still image become moving image? Can a screen become a moving screen?
Charnia is an expanded documentary of image and sound revealed through abstract storytelling. The performance describes the extraordinary story of the evolution of life on Earth – from the first single celled organisms through to complex, multicellular life. The dancer embodies Charnia, an Ediacaran life form with segmented ridges that branch from right to left in a zig-zag medial suture. Found in the depths of the ocean, Charnia moves fluidly to the rhythms of the sea, its ebb and flow reflecting the ideology of evolution in its fractal sense. Ecologically, little is known about Charnia. Plant or animal, Charnia remains an enigma.
PLEASE NOTE: The cinetent is kid-friendly all day until evening, with some specific children’s showcases screened. At 6-7pm each night the tent switches to ‘night-mode’ then throughout the night, the tent is only accessible to those aged 18 + and will be signed to explain this. Please bear in mind that content screened after 6pm could contain profanity and graphic imagery.