Exhibitions

Explore Berwick’s hidden corners with some of the best artists working with the moving image. The Festival exhibitions are free of charge and will be open Thursday 21 to Sunday 24 September 11:00 - 17:00.

Exhibition 57 Marygate (15 mins)

Ebb and Flow

Beacon Hill Arts Filmmakers And Musicians

Twenty-one award-winning artists and musicians with learning disabilities, autism and additional needs worked alongside video artist, Taryn Edmonds, artist/mentor Margaret Salmon, and musicians Überloon to create Ebb and Flow.

Exhibition The Barrels (22 mins)

Bye Bye Deutschland! Eine Lebensmelodie

Bárbara Wagner & Benjamin de Búrca

Exhibition Wallace Green Council Offices (38 mins)

Mediums

James N. Kienitz Wilkins

Mediums is a medium-length movie filmed exclusively in medium shots about a group of potential jurors gathered on a break who anticipate their involvement in the American legal system while channeling tips and advice to pass the day.

Exhibition Bankhill Ice House (10 mins)

Verily! the Blackest Sea, the Falling Sky

Peggy Ahwesh

Peggy Ahwesh is a BFMAF 2017 Artist in Profile and as well as Verily! the Blackest Sea, the Falling Sky, a brand new two channel installation work, we will host three screenings of her films and a seminar with writer Laura Guy.

Refashioning the intent of footage lifted from an online animated news outlet, this cautionary tale is about the inexplicable sea and the tumultuous sky– a poetic tour through the dense landscape of human foibles and crises increasingly out of alignment with the forces of nature.

Exhibition The Town Hall Old Gaol (20 mins)

30 KG Shine

Shadi Habib Allah

'Around 1936, a rumour spread in Jerusalem’s old city, which kept inhabitants indoors while a ghost took hold of the city, wandering its dark streets and alleys at night. 

80 years later, in the neighbourhood where that myth unfolded, a woman is trying to retrieve possessions that belonged to her family. Planning happens at night in her waking hours. Also in the dark and underneath the city, far from anyone’s eyes, a community of Palestinian workers employed in the construction of a one-of-a-kind Israeli underground burial site, are disputing work organisation and allegiances to the different project managers involved. 

In a place where myth assigns the ephemeral to weight of fat, the object of the dead body becomes a tool for speculating on property.'

— Shadi Habib Allah

Exhibition The Lookout (11 mins)

Shape

Niamh O'Malley

Surface tensions recur in O'Malley's sculpture and drawings, evident through a haptic, agitated quality to edges and appearances. She is drawn to materials that display traces of their own making, labouring the surfaces of polished wood and graphite to the point of distraction. Shape is a video work in which O’Malley feigns the role of choreographer.

Exhibition Gymnasium Gallery (13 mins)

Konfessions of a Klabautermann

Hardeep Pandhal

The Klabautermann is a mythological Santa-type figure that watches over sailors for their safe return, but sailors are doomed if he is ever seen...

This riotous new video commission and exhibition from Pandhal makes bold provocations about racial profiling, class and means of political resistance. It provides some very good questions to the question... “Who’s inciting these people to this senseless anarchy?

Pandhal raps to a score composed by Glasgow- based musician Joe Howe (Sunbutler, Ben Butler and Mousepad, Germlin) as we are dragged through a chaotic animated landscape, interspersed with video clips of the artist performing a lecture to an empty auditorium and later making a confectionary crown for a friend. 

In addition to the exhibition, Pandhal will present "Success Stories" a live performance with Joe Howe.

Exhibition organised in collaboration with Berwick Visual Arts.

Exhibition Coxon’s Tower (36 mins)

Allegro Largo Triste

Aurélien Froment

In Allegro Largo Triste (2017), Froment films the polyphonic music of Franco Melis, a Sardinian musician and launeddas player, one of the most ancient musical instruments in Europe. Instruments consist of three reed pipes, with a five-note reed on each hand plus a drone. The player uses circular breathing, playing all three pipes simultaneously to accompany dancers or religious processions. 

Exhibition The Magazine (48 mins)

Bläue / Blueness /Azzurro

Kerstin Schroedinger

From the exposure of images to sunlight to their development and fixation under running water, we witness the transformation of matter into image

Exhibition The Main Guard (11 mins)

The Watchmen

Fern Silva

In The Watchmen, pulsating orbs, panopticons, roadside rest stops, and subterranean labyrinths confront the scope of human consequences and the entanglement of our seeking bodies. Regressions in missing time, caught in the act of captivity, confined to the carceral and perpetuated by movie sets, television sets, and alien encounters at bay. The corporeal cycle of control revolves as steadily as the sight of those who watch from above.