Tomorrow premiere of YOUR MOTHERS ARE MINE! + performance with PARADISE YARD



Screening and Performance 13th Jan at 12pm ICA
A special Q&A and discussion 19th Jan at 2pm Moth Club

Join me this Saturday 13th at 12pm my new film “YOUR MOTHERS ARE MINE!” will premiere at LSFF at the ICA with a special live improvisation music and animation performance. Tickets and info below.

The film explores the complexities of mother-daughter relationship, with an original score by Hutch Demouilpied. The film will be followed by an experimental multimedia live performance with music by Paradise Yard Ensemble (Hutch Demouilpied, Sharon Gal, Greta Pistaceci, Sue Lynch, Bei Bei); and projected live animation drawn by me, expanding the themes of the film through improvisation. 

The only time we truly and physically possess and are possessed by someone, are within those nine months we live within our mother. Enveloping and enveloped. Contained and containing. Owned and loved. Although we are physically separated at birth that bond plays off through out all of our life. We repeat it, deny it, confront it, hide it, ignore it and play it off from the womb to the grave in all our relationships.The film was hand drawn and animated straight ahead “a la diable” on twenty-five notebooks; “en plain air” on several locations across London and Watford. The project was conceived, created and completed in less than thirty working days. 

With Teeth, a new commissioning fund designed to support boundary-pushing and daring artist moving image work. Designed to prioritise the artists’ vision and to fund independent work that just won’t conform, With Teeth aims to nurture artists with the support to take creative risks.Supporting artists moving image, With Teeth – the commissioning fund from the London Short Film Festival supported by Arts Council England – premieres three new short works, accompanied by each artist’s influences and inspirations.

Paradise Yard Ensemble was formed by Sue Lynch in 2016, as part of The Horse Improvised Music Club’s programme This ensemble is formed to suit the compositions and performances and features guest musicians. For this performance the ensemble will take as a starting point a theme from the score for the film; ‘Your Mother’s Are Mine’ and explore, through improvisation, the themes of the film. Paradise Yard musicians: Sue Lynch, Greta Pistaceci, Hutch Demouilpied, Sharon Gal, Bei Bei Wang 
Hutch is a composer, sound designer and musician. She recently composed the score for the Bafta award winning feature film- The Levelling.  “Hutch Demouilpied’s excellent, sparingly used score suddenly takes on a keening electro edge….” Variety Magazine 2017 As an accomplished musician she plays trumpet and has her own music released and has performed with Sue Lynch, Richard Sanderson, Steve Noble, Mark Sanders and Eddie Prevost amongst others. She co-promotes the Horse Improvised Music Club and her podcast Improvisor is part of the Horse Festival in January 2018. She was the composer for film ‘Your Mothers are Mine’. 
Sue Lynch runs ‘The Horse Improvised Music Club’ with Adam Bohman and Hutch Demouilpied.. Lynch is currently a member of David Petts-‘Remote Viewers’, with John Edwards, Mark Sanders, Caroline Kraabel, Adrian Northover and David Petts. She also performs with Adam Bohman, Eddie Prevost, Hutch Demouilpied, Richard Sanderson, Steve Noble and Sharon Gal. She has recently performed as part of Tarek Atoui’s ‘Reverse Collection’ at The Tate Modern and with Tristan Honsinger. She has also performed with the Cambodian Space Project and currently performs Psychedelic Afro Beat Sudanese band ‘The Scorpios’. 
Greta Pistaceci is a multidisciplinary artist and improviser. In her musical performances, be they solo or group improvisations, she is equally at home in unrestrained noise and excess as in sparse, contemplative and controlled sound. 
Sharon Gal is an interdisciplinary artist, performer, experimental vocalist and composer, with particular experience of free improvisation and collaborative group compositions. Her work relates to sound, architecture, live performance and participatory art, exploring the psychology of sound and its relationship with space. Sharon performs solo and on-going collaborations with David Toop, Steve Beresford, Phil Minton, Alex Ward, Yoni Silver, Anat Ben-David and Andie Brown. She has performed in the UK & internationally including; The V&A, Science Museum, ICA, The Whitechapel Gallery, Arnolfini Gallery, Tate Modern & Tate Britain, MACBA and Colour Out of Space, Borealis and Supernormal festivals.  
Beibei Wang is an acclaimed virtuoso percussionist with both Chinese and British musical education background. Beibei has enjoyed a meteoric rise in the classical music world, receiving international praise for her performances. She received double Master Degrees from the Central Conservatory of Music (China) and the Royal Academy of Music (UK). In 2014, she was listed in the top 50 Chinese musicians in the “Sound of East” project by the Chinese Ministry of Culture. In 2015, she was endorsed as Exceptional Talent by the Arts Council, England. Following the successful recital at SOAS, University of London, she started teaching Chinese traditional percussion at SOAS. She was recently featured as the cover of Music Life magazine in China in 2017. 
Kim Noce is an Italian Artist & Filmmaker resident in UK. Her work has been screened in hundreds international film festivals, displayed in art galleries, broadcasted in major TV channels and won several prizes around the world. Kim has directed and animated several independent short films, commissioned short films from funders such as the BBC, Channel 4, HLF and the BFI. She has also created animated installation/performance pieces one of which included at a group show at Tate Britain, Barbican and various galleries and museums around UK.