Flatpack Festival
Film, and then some

Mothwasp

Saturday 23rd April, 2016

Birmingham and Midland Institute | 19:15

Multi-disciplinary artist Matt Watkins joins forces with drummer Steven Taylor (Calvados Beam Trio) to explore the intersection of moving image, noise, electronics, mechanics and abstraction.

Multi-disciplinary artist Matt Watkins joins forces with drummer Steven Taylor (Calvados Beam Trio) to explore the intersection of moving image, noise, electronics, mechanics and abstraction. With a penchant for defunct analogue media the duo experiment with 16mm film, tape, slide projectors, paint and DIY electronics, in conjunction with modern digital apparatus to create live, semi-improvised, audio-responsive cinematic experiences. Taking inspiration from filmmakers Len Lye, Ken Jacobs, the playful graphic sensibility of Bruno Munari, and the demise of Birmingham's brutalist architecture, Watkins' baritone guitar, Taylor's drumming, Cage-inspired prepared piano experiments, field recordings and homemade electronics drive a visual and sonic maelstrom. For fans of noise, drone, chaos and concrete.

Please note this event contains flashing imagery.

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