Events

  • Fabrica Window: Artist Film Season

    20 February - 28 February 2017

    Inherent Process

    Brighton based Jayne Wilson creates film collage and book works. Her films have screened at galleries and festivals including WRO (Poland), Anthology Film Archive (New York), Cinecity (Brighton) and London Short Film Festival among others. ‘As You See’ will next screen at Rencontres Traverse Vidéo, 2017 and at Brighton Museum and Art Gallery in a programme of films accompanying Experimental Motion: the Art of Film Innovation.

    The curated programme of films, by invited artists, is showing work that follows, unravels or rethinks a process and at the same time echoes the themes and structures in Jayne Wilson’s work. 

    For info and running times fabrica.org.uk/process

  • Artist Talk & Screening: Jayne Wilson

    Wednesday 1 March, 6-7.30pm

    Inherent Process

    Artist, filmmaker Jayne Wilson will discuss the her work and influences as well as the selected artists films as part of Fabrica’s window screenings.

    Programmed by Jayne Wilson the screening of artists films highlights the artistic processes and different artistic voices that emerge from shared themes and structures. From the experimental process of working to the montage of photofilm and the juncture between analogue and digital.

    Jayne Wilson produces carefully researched films that tread a line between the informative and the playful. Often dominated by a fascination with the inventions of the modern industrial age her films draw on a prevailing interest in archive imagery and montage.

    Her films have screened at galleries and festivals including WRO Media Art Biennale (Poland), The Anthology Film Archive (New York), Cinecity and London Short Film Festival among others.

    FREE

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  • Draw to Perform 4

    Saturday 4 & Sunday 5 March

    Fabrica-Draw to Perform, An International Festival of Drawing Performance
    Saturday 4 & Sunday 5 March 11-5pm
    Tickets for Day 1 Cost £15 or £20 on the door for a day pass, £5 per performance payable on the door.
    Tickets for Day 2 Adult £10 per workshop, children £5, family tickets also available.

    Drawing performance artists, dancers, and musicians from the UK and around the world are performing live at Draw to Perform’s fourth annual symposium on Saturday & Sunday, 4-5 March 11am-5pm at Fabrica, Brighton. This time the symposium will focus on the connection between drawing and movement and drawing within dance practice, curated by Ram Samocha.

    Draw to Perform is an international community for drawing performance, which is a stream of performance art in which artists create their artwork in front of a live audience. This stirring art form combines drawing, theatre, dance, and music into a vibrant and dynamic act.

    Day One includes multiple live performances, running over 5hr in the large space of Fabrica gallery. The audience is free to enter the space, observe performances and participate in some. The event will include collaborations with musicians;  Paul Hartnoll (Orbital), contemporary choreographers  Yael Flexer and Katrina Brown, dancers  My Johansson and Jan Rae and many more local and international performance artists.

    Participating artists: Yael Flexer – Flexer and Sandiland (UK), Marega Palser (UK), River Lin (France/Taiwan), Nelly Lewis (UK), Katrina Brown (UK), Ram Samocha (UK/Israel) and Paul Hartnoll (UK), Cesar Forero (Canada/Colombia) and My Johansson (UK/Sweden), Jan Rae (Australia), Fiona Geilinger (UK), Jasmin Schaitl (Austria), Echo Morgan (UK/China).

    Day 1 – Live performances
    11:00-12:00
    Yael Flexer – Flexer and Sandiland (UK) – http://flexerandsandiland.com
    Marega Palser (UK) – http://www.mrandmrsclark.co.uk
    12:15-13:15
    River Lin (France/Taiwan) – http://www.riverperformance.com
    13:30-14:30
    Katrina Brown (UK) – https://kbdraw.org
    14:45-15:45
    Ram Samocha (UK/Israel) – http://www.samocha.com/index.html + Paul Hartnoll (UK) – http://paulhartnoll.com
    16:00-17:00
    Cesar Forero (Canada/Colombia) – http://www.cesarforero.com
    Jan Rae (Australia) – http://www.janrae.com.au
     
    Video Screening:
    Fiona Geilinger (UK) – http://www.fionageilinger.co.uk
    Durational Performances:
    Jasmin Schaitl (Austria) – http://www.jasminschaitl.com/jasminschaitl/
    Echo Morgan (UK/China) – http://echomorgan.com

    Day Two includes bookable workshops provided by international and local artists. The workshops provide the opportunity to experience the art form first hand, work with and be tutored by some of the leading artists in their field. There’s no experience required to join the workshops and all abilities are welcomed. Participants will draw live, share and discuss their outcomes and ideas. The workshops will explore the connection between drawing, movement and dance.

     

    Day 2 – Day of Workshops

    11:00-12:00
    Marega Palser (UK) – http://www.mrandmrsclark.co.uk
    Mark Making/Moving – This workshop combines movement/dance and drawing.
    12:15-13:15
    Nelly Lewis (UK) – http://butomima.wixsite.com/mysiteImagination is a great Painter – Discover the magic of mime and the power of drawing in an empty space.
    13:30-14:30
    Katrina Brown (UK) – https://kbdraw.org
    Moving body, Immaterial trace – this is a movement workshop.
    14:45-15:45
    Jan Rae (Australia) – http://www.janrae.com.au
    Tango & the Art of Connection
    16:00-17:00
    River Lin (France/Taiwan) – http://www.riverperformance.com
    Drawing Movements – Come to exercise your body to be a tool of drawing.
  • Film at Fabrica: Orlando (Queer Dreams season)

    15 March 2017

    Across four centuries, one figure strides, androgynous, beautiful, shapeshifting: Orlando.

    Sally Potter’s seminal adaptation sees Tilda Swinton take on the eponymous role created by queer author Virginia Woolf.

    Swinton plays a young noble who is instructed by Queen Elizabeth I (Quentin Crisp) to stay forever young. When, magically, the queen’s wishes are realised, Orlando embarks on a variegated life that spans across centuries and sees the character inhabit both male and female genders. An angel (played by gay pop icon Jimmy Somerville) serenades us as we sink into the pageantry of this singular classic of British cinema, watching as Swinton effortlessly spans time, physicality and desire.

    FILM AT FABRICA: QUEER DREAMS

    February – April 2017

    Queer Dreams is a mini-season of queer film presented by Dreamland Cinema & Eyes Wide Open Cinema at Fabrica in Brighton

    Doors & Bar 7:30pm. Event 8pm.

    Buy Tickets £6 full / £3 concession per film or Buy Programme Pass £15 full / £8 concession 

    Tickets also can be bought in cash from Fabrica, 40 Duke Street, Brighton, BN1 1AG. (01273) 778 646

  • Media OS 5.1 by Partial Facsimile

    23 March 2017

    7:15pm – 9:25pm

    £10/£8

    In association with Strangelove Festival Partial Facsimile MEDIA OS 5.1 is a multi–media performance in 5.1 surround sound.  It discusses the overconsumption of digital information and its entertaining, yet beguiling effects on human behaviour. It also addresses the consequences that an oppressive society has upon the modern day worker.

    This immersive audio visual performance encompasses 7 Musicians – Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Piano, Synthesizers, Drums, Cello and digital sequencing. The band will perform behind a film projection net so that the visual focus in on the moving imagery and the spatial sound.

    10 Integrated Films have been specifically developed for the individual songs, and informed by their lyrical content. Each one of the films is unique but collectively they tell a story.

    The audience will be fully immersed inside a 5.1 surround sound system and encouraged to interact with the production.

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  • Film at Fabrica: Ali: Fear Eats The Soul (Queer Dreams season)

    21 April 2017

    The rain is unrelenting and the middle-aged woman needs shelter, so she steps in to a bar playing Arabic music. A handsome young Moroccan man asks her to dance, and from this unexpected proposition, an electric connection is sparked.

    Evoking the work of queer auteur Douglas Sirk in both its aesthetic and its astute social commentary, Fassbinder explores love and desire across the boundaries of age and race. Ali being played by the director’s own romantic partner El Hedi ben Salem imbues this masterpiece film with further queer significance.

    FILM AT FABRICA: QUEER DREAMS

    February – April 2017

    Queer Dreams is a mini-season of queer film presented by Dreamland Cinema & Eyes Wide Open Cinema at Fabrica in Brighton

    Doors & Bar 7:30pm. Event 8pm.

    Buy Tickets £6 full / £3 concession per film or Buy Programme Pass £15 full / £8 concession 

    Tickets also can be bought in cash from Fabrica, 40 Duke Street, Brighton, BN1 1AG. (01273) 778 646