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.


Select other screenings:


» Video Days: week one screenings
Video Days: week three screenings
» Video Days: week four screenings
» Video Days: week five screenings



Mon 23 Apr 2018 - Sat 28 Apr 2018


Monday – Friday, 10 am – 5 pm; Saturday, 11 am – 3 pm

Coming Soon

Apr 2018 - Apr 2018
Video Days: Week Two Screenings
Apr 2018 - May 2018
Video Days: Week Three Screenings
May 2018 - May 2018
Video Days: Week Four Screenings
May 2018 - May 2018
Video Days: Week Five Screenings
May 2018 - May 2018
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