Mirrorball's Experimental Sensations

Feature by Esme Jones | 19 May 2008
  • Mirrorball

The Skinny is pleased to sponsor Mirrorball, one of the quirkiest and most individual elements of The Edinburgh International Film Festival. Mirrorball offers a blurring of boundaries, mixing visual arts, animation and music and in 2008 three events will be picked as The Skinny Selected.

The first 'Skinny Selected’ event is on Thursday 19 June, A Trip Out with British Sea Power, where the Brighton quarter will be performing new material alongside a feature film screening. Prior to this you will get a sneak peek at their promo video and a discussion with the band. The night will continue into the wee hours with JD Twitch providing a banging set offering up tasters from some of the artists covered during this year's festivities as the official Mirroball launch party gets kicked off.

The second Skinny Selection is ‘An Unusual Void’, an evening combining experimental visual arts, VJs and DJs to boot. An international crowd of talented artists will be contributing on the night from Glasgow’s own Konx-om-Pax, responsible for some fascinating and intriguing animations that are mesmerising and intriguing in equal measure. Joining him is No-Domain, the Spanish team responsible for stunning visuals appearing alongside acts such as DJ Krush, Dave Clarke and DJ Yoda. Other artists from Motomichi and Michael Fakesch will be throwing in their offerings, so the night should prove a trippy, intense and memorable experience. Not to be missed as it is a truly original event.

The third Skinny Selection is Patti Smith: Dream of Life (21 & 22 June), covering the highs, lows and indecent experiences of the legend that is Patti Smith. This is your chance to find out what lies beyond this original and inspiring musician. Check out the full line up of events below and if you fancy coming along buy a ticket at www.edfilmfest.org.uk.

Date Time Event What is that? Where How much
19 June 20.00 – 24.00 A Trip Out with British Sea Power Music from this Skinny recommended band, incorporating visuals, films and open discussions The Caves £6.50/ £5 adv
19 June 22.30 - late Mirrorball After Party JD Twitch and more to get the festival started The Caves £6.50/ £5 adv
20 June – 6 July
Corin Hardy & David Lupton: Surrounded by Horrors Exhibition “She is The New Thing” is The Horrors award winning video that is a piece of hand drawn animation. Check out all those elements at this exhibition. The GRV Free entry
20 June 19.30 – 21.00 Partizan Music Event Video Makers Makers of tonnes of creative music videos to animation and film, Tonight a screening of varied talents and a discussion will be all yours. The GRV £6.50/ £5.20 Conc
20 June 21.30 – 23.02 Bananaz Damon Albarn and comic Illustrator Jamie Hewlett collaborated and created Bananaz. 7 years in the making this documentary intertwines imaginative cartoons with the real deal. Cineworld 7 £8.00/ £6.40 Conc
21 June 18.45 – 20.34 Patti Smih: Dream of Life Legend Patti Smith and all her tales. Full of character Filmhouse 1 £8.00/ £6.40 Conc
21 June 21.30 Mirrorball Presents: An Unusual Void A night of breathtaking visuals, animation, music and fun. Original and distinctive. The Caves £12 adv/ £13.50
22 June 17.15 – 19.04 Patti Smith: Dream of Life Last chance to catch legend Patti Smith’s documentary delving into every element of life, fame and creativity, Filmhouse 1 £8.00/ £6.40 Conc
22 June 19.00 – 21.00 Corin Hardy: Punk Rock Animation Screening A screening of work produced during a two day workshop at ECA, plus a collection of Corin’s recent work. The GRV Free (Ticketed)
22 June 19.15 – 20.45 The Upsetter: The Life and music of Lee Scratch Perry Absolute reggae legend for his music, associations and drug fuelled craziness. Find out more about the individual world of Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry Cineworld 6 £8.00/ £6.40 Conc
22 June 22.30 Mirrorball: World Wide Wonder A viewing of an eclectic mix of music videos, spanning every style and taste. Inspiring. Filmhouse 3 £6.50/ £5.20 Conc
23 June 17.15 – 18.47 Bananaz Damon Albarn and comic Illustrator Jamie Hewlett collaborated and created Bananaz. 7 years in the making this documentary intertwines imaginative cartoons with the real deal. Cineworld 3 £8.00/ £6.40 Conc






23 June 22.20 – 24.00 Mirrorball: Britannia Rules A collection of music videos from directors born in the UK or are in permanent residence. Little island, loads of talent, Filmhouse 3 £6.50/ £5.20 Conc
24 June 19.30 – 21.00 The Upsetter: The Life and Music of Lee Scratch Perry Absolute reggae legend for his music, associations and drug fuelled craziness. Find out more about the individual world of Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry Filmhouse 2 £8.00/ £6.40 Conc
25 June 17.30 – 19.10 Beautiful Losers A movie about cultural movement in NYC inspired by graffiti, skateboarding, independent music and street fashion. A modern version of the Beat Generation? Check it out for yourself. Filmhouse 2 £8.00/ £6.40 Conc
26 June 21.30 – 22.53 Wild Combination: A portrait of Arthur Russell Matt Wolf provides a film dedicated to the artist/ singer/ songwriter and all round talent of a man who passed away much to soon. Filmhouse 1 £8.00/ £6.40 Conc
27 June 22.30 – 24.00 Mirrorball: Nordic Noise The Nordic regions are not only filled with hot boys and girls, but plenty of music video talent too. A look at the music video from an alternative approach and style Filmhouse 3 £6.50/ £5.20 Conc
28 June 21.15 – 22.38 Wild Combination: A portrait of Arthur Russell Matt Wolf provides a film dedicated to the artist/ singer/ songwriter and all round talent of a man who passed away much to soon. Filmhouse 1 £8.00/ £6.40 Conc












Konx-om-Pax - http://www.konx-om-pax.co.uk/
No Domain - www.no-domain.com
Motomichi - www.motomichi.com
Michael Fakesch - www.michaelfakesch.com

 

http://www.edfilmfest.org.uk