Events

A dusk to dawn screening with Lav Diaz, Future Tao workshops, club nights and performances that provide occasions for discovery, exchange and fresh experiences of sound and the moving image.

Event 19th Sep · 10:30 (90 mins)

Future Tao Workout #1: Ecology

A response to George Clark's exhibition Double Ghosts, from Taipei based arts-collective lololol (Sheryl Cheung & Xia Lin).

Event 19th Sep · 17:30 (60 mins)

Exhibition Opening: Double Ghosts & O' Pierrot

Join us to celebrate the opening of George Clark’s Double Ghosts exhibition—jointly commissioned with Berwick Visual Arts—for The Gymnasium and Tanoa Sasraku’s O’ Pierrot, the product of a four month residency with The New Flesh, based at Academy Costumes in South-East London. Refreshments and merriment aplenty.

Event 20th Sep · 10:00 (30 mins)

Future Tao Workout #2: Movement

Multimedia artist Xia Lin guides a session of 3C Xing Yi Quan, a new form of martial arts she developed which imitates the form and essence of products from our daily life.

Feature film 20th Sep · 21:30 (485 mins)

A Lullaby to the Sorrowful Mystery

Lav Diaz

Animistic Apparatus presents an overnight screening of Lav Diaz’s epic film—projected outdoors continuously and ending around sunrise—as a nocturnal offering to the spirits of place and the ecology of visible and invisible beings of Berwick-upon-Tweed.

Event 20th Sep · 22:00 (30 mins)

Bangkok Sound Delay

In 2012, George Clark shot 900ft (10 mins) of 35mm film of streets, hospitals, sleeping dogs and aerobic classes in Bangkok.

Event 20th Sep · 22:00 (240 mins)

Festival Club: RABZ + Good Press DJs

Matt & Jess from Glasgow’s venerable bookshop Good Press play a healthy smorgasbord of sugary musical confections for your ears. Rabz—programmer of Sunday screening Windrush Legacies and Experimental Forms—provides a mix of bass-heavy afro-diasporic electronic music with decidedly queer inflections, including Afro-House, Gqom, Ballroom, Jersey Club, Grime and UK Funky.

Event 21st Sep · 10:00 (30 mins)

Future Tao Workout #3: Sound

Sound artist Sheryl Cheung’s 'Internal Motivations' is a collective listening and improvisation session for energy circulation between people and their environments.

Event 21st Sep · 22:00 (60 mins)

lololol (Sheryl Cheung and Xia Lin) & George Clark Performance

This new collaborative performance will assemble materials from the local environment with the artists’ personal archives, from a destroyed 35mm film of the mythic Naga serpent to studies of plant life.

Event 21st Sep · 22:00 (240 mins)

Festival Club: Miss World + DJ HTSHELL

Perennial BFMAF favourite DJ HTSHELL returns to spin global funky sounds: blistering hotwave, sloppy disco workouts, anarcho-house anthems and Soviet floor-fillers. Edinburgh’s all-female DJ collective, MISS WORLD bring their party to Berwick: a musical beauty pageant of all sounds and genres.


Feature film 27th Oct · 11:30 (120 mins)

George Clark presents: City of Pirates (35mm)

A 1983 surrealist French fantasy film directed by Chilean filmmaker Raúl Ruiz, City of Pirates follows a young woman called Isidore through multiple episodes of seemingly disconnected and dreamlike events.