PrescIent Pool - Curated Films & Moving Images

Artists’ Curated Films

Throughout July to September, HOP Projects will invite artists and participants of Prescient Pool 2019 to curate and share a series of films that are significant and influential to their work. July saw a programme of thought-provoking cinema, with Amalia Pascal's selection of a poetic documentary by Chilean filmmaker, Ignacio Aguüero. Followed by a multifaceted film installation of Romily Alice Walden's Notes From The Underlands, curated by Hannah Prizeman.

Upcoming

Moving Image Screening #3: Making Do and Getting By | Richard Wentworth (curated by Mick Williamson)

Opening: Friday 30 August
71 Tontine Street, 7-9pm

Artist Richard Wentworth registers chance encounters of oddities and discrepancies in the modern landscape. Known for his photographic series, Making Do and Getting By, Wentworth is inclined to explore the nuances of modern life and the human role therein. Mundane snapshots and fragments of the modern landscape are elevated to an analysis of human resourcefulness and improvisation, whereby amusing oddities that would otherwise go by unnoticed become the subject of intent contemplation. Curated by photographer Mick Williamson, this moving-image screening will be on display for one evening at the HOP Projects studios.

HOP Projects Space, 73 Tontine Str, Folkestone, CT20 1JR


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Screening #1: The Other Day (El Otra Día) | Ignacio Agüero | 2013 | Chile

Thursday 25 July, 8 – 10pm, 71 Tontine Street, Folkestone CT20 1JR

Beautifully photographed, The Other Day is a documentary that weaves together the profound with the intimacy of the ordinary, personal and national histories, Chile’s economic realities and identity via the most low-key of approaches: the film is shot primarily inside his home and through a door that leads to the street, opening up a sequence of relationships through encounters with strangers who come knocking.

Screening & Installation #2: Notes From The Underlands | Romily Alice Walden | 2019 | British

Friday 26 July, 5 – 9pm, 71 Tontine Street, Folkestone CT20 1JR

Notes From The Underlands is a performative text from the depths of queer disability culture. It is both a future-orientated vision of a sick, disabled and care-giving Utopia, and an urgent call to action in the now. The text is performed through video, audio, large-scale print and subtitles; challenging the notion that the body must be physically present (and abled) in order to perform.

Prescient Pool is a collaborative public-engaging project with monthly events & new ART COMMISSIONS based on the research & archive of local stories published under Transitions by Pavement Pounders. Prescient Pool is for you! To find out how you can get involved, or if you’d like to contribute, go to www.hopprojects.org or talk to us via info@hopprojects.org.