Video Days: Week Two Screenings

Jul - Jul 2018
Jun - Jun 2018
Art and Design Summer Show
Apr - Apr 2018
Video Days Preview
Apr - May 2018
Video Days
Apr - Apr 2018
Video Days: Week One Screenings
Apr - Apr 2018
Video Days: Week Two Screenings
Apr - May 2018
Video Days: Week Three Screenings
May - May 2018
Video Days: Week Four Screenings
May - May 2018
Video Days: Week Five Screenings
Apr - May 2018
Bonington Vitrines #7: The Bonington building, est. 1969
Feb - Mar 2018
Bonington Vitrines #6: One Eye on the Road – festival and traveller culture since the 1980s
Feb - Mar 2018
Jan - Feb 2018
Bonington Vitrines #5: Communicating the Contemporary – The ICA Bulletin 1950s to 1990s
Nov - Dec 2017
Bonington Vitrines #4: Sara MacKillop publications, 2008–2017
Sep - Oct 2017
Bonington Vitrines #3: London’s Calling
Jan - Feb 2018
Ruth Angel Edwards: Wheel of the Year
Nov - Dec 2017
Sara MacKillop: One Room Living
Sep - Oct 2017
It’s Our Playground: Artificial Sensibility
Jul - Jul 2017
Apr - May 2017
Jun - Jun 2017
Jul - Jul 2016
Mastered: Art and Design Masters Exhibition 2015/16
Sep - Oct 2016
Oct - Dec 2016
Jan - Feb 2017
Jan - Feb 2017
Bonington Vitrines #2: Marbled Reams
Oct - Dec 2016
Bonington Vitrines #1: Selections from the Raw Print Archive
Feb - Mar 2017
Feb - Mar 2016
Imprints of Culture: Block Printed Textiles of India
Apr - May 2016
Nov - Dec 2015
In Place of Architecture
Jan - Feb 2016
Performing Drawology
Jun - Jun 2016
Art and Design Degree Show
Nov - Dec 2015
Photography Dialogues
Sep - Oct 2015
Inscription: The Almshouse Tempera Project
Sep - Oct 2015
Alan Kitching and Monotype
Jul - Jul 2015
Open Studio
Jun - Jul 2015
ICONS OF RHETORIC | 북한의 수사학 아이콘
May - Jun 2015
Art and Design Degree Show 2015
Apr - May 2015
Mar - Mar 2015
Made In Wood
Feb - Mar 2015
Jan - Jan 2015
Feb - Feb 2015
Lighting the Future: No Boundaries
Jan - Feb 2015
Crafting Anatomies
Nov - Nov 2014
Knitting Nottingham
Oct - Oct 2014
George Miles: Views of Matlock Bath
Oct - Oct 2014
Debra Swann: Dwelling
Sep - Oct 2014
Making the Future ’14
Sep - Oct 2014
MA Fashion Futures final show: Bloomb

23 Apr - 28 Apr 2018


Video Days: Week Two Screenings

Video Days takes its title from the 90s skateboard video by Blind Skateboards. Produced in 1991 by American skateboarder and filmmaker, Spike Jonze, the iconic video depicts street and park skating in the US, and is considered one of the most influential skate videos of its time.

For the duration of 25 days the gallery will be transformed into an open cinema. Running daily, Video Days presents a different film or series of short films each day from different decades and genres. The films screened share several common themes, most prevalent is their relationship to the built environment.

All films/performances are played on repeat unless specified otherwise.

The films on display do not come with a British Board of Film Classification (BBFC)
. We therefore advise that some of the films shown may contain scenes of nudity, discrimination, violence, drugs, imitable behaviour, and language unsuitable for young or vulnerable viewers. If you have any questions prior to visiting the gallery, please get in touch.




» Monday 23 April
 Harm van den Dorpel, more information coming soon.


» Tuesday 24 April
Jasmine Johnson, L Making Pesto, 2013, (13:37 mins).
Jasmine Johnson, Thieves and Swindlers are not Allowed in Paradise, 2014, (9:20 mins).
Jasmine Johnson, Third Party, 2015, (15:38 mins).
Jasmine Johnson, A Perfect Instrument, 2016, 32:20 mins).
Screening times: 10 am, 11.45 am, 1.30 pm, 15.15 pm

These works are a series of four video portraits by the artist, in which individuals are selected for their proximity to global dilemmas, and for their capacity to articulate human anxieties. This will be the first time they have been presented together.


» Wednesday 25 April
John Lawrence
The Solar Pessimist, 2017, (34 mins).
Looped all day.

The Solar Pessimist integrates a 34 minute spoken word monologue performed by actor Peter Hugo Daly (Gangs of New York, Cassandra’s Dream) with a soundtrack by Berlin-based musician Tim Eve (W/ndows, Night Angles) alongside professional lighting techniques including an ‘intelligent’ circular lighting rig and surround sound installation.

It was produced for the vast former industrial space at Spit & Sawdust, Cardiff, as a result of being supported through the Kim Fielding Award 2016—supporting ambitious, experimental approaches to practice across non-traditional gallery sites.

Somewhere between speculative ‘pub chat’ and philosophical diatribe our guiding voice becomes distracted, his thoughts distorted through the joint lenses of conspiracy theory, new-agism and that of the self-righteous contemporary consumer.

Within his meandering thought-processes are propositions about what best to be doing at the end of the world, how zero-gravity pornography will affect us all and…if the sun is a conscious being…what happens when he starts talking back?

For Video Days, Lawrence presents a version of The Solar Pessimist as a single channel video work, the production of which was integrated within the live event itself.


» Thursday 26 April (late opening)
NG83: WHEN WE WERE B BOYS, 2016, (74 mins). Filmmakers: Claude Knight (Producer & Director), Luke Scott (Writer & Director), Sam Derby-Cooper (Director).
Screening times: 10 am, 11.30 am, 1 pm, 2.30 pm, 4 pm, 5.30 pm, 6.45 pm

This Nottingham originating and award winning (Best Documentary at the Hip Hop Film Festival, New York, 2016) feature documentary shines a light on a forgotten era in British youth culture and uses previously unseen archive footage to set the scene for five former breakdancers to reflect on their youthful rites of passage through the vibrant UK Hip Hop scene of the early 1980s and how it allowed them to escape the confines of life on inner city council estates.


» Friday 27 April
Cerith Wyn Evans, Degrees of Blindness, 1988, (19 mins).
Looped all day.

In Degrees of Blindness, Evans considers the different possibilities of perceiving the world, our surroundings, and explores different degrees of vision with varying backgrounds and forms of expression.


» Saturday 28 April
Karen CunninghamMovable Type; Under Erasure, 2016, (13:32 mins).
Looped all day.

Movable Type; Under Erasure was commissioned by Legion TV and first shown at The Showroom, London in 2016. Filmed largely on location at Writing-on-Stone, Canada the work features an original monologue written and read by the eminent theorist and cultural critic Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak.


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