For August, The Woodmill presents Heat Haze, a month-long series of events designed to take place throughout the many diverse spaces of the complex. Rather than fall into a summer stupor, Heat Haze focuses on utilizing the Woodmill building’s outdoor areas with a programme of playful and unusual activities for the public to experience and enjoy at their leisure.
The opening weekend (07.08.10) features the launch of a specially commissioned outdoor cinema by Giles Round, which will commence the screening programme. The following afternoon (08.08.10) will see the first Sound Seminar presentation from invited guest Jon Wozencroft (Touch Records/ Royal College of Art). Later in the month (21.08.10) there is a presentation of radical sound artists. Heat Haze concludes with an Americana Bonanza (28.08.10) where the Woodmill plays host to a Muscle Car meet, Shooting Ranch, Tropical Cake Boutique, Comic Book workshop, Rockabilly, Cartoons, Hog roast and more...
George Barber Laura Buckley, Dave Maclean & Haroon Mirza Tony Hill Torsten Lauschmann LoVid Laszlo Moholy-Nagy Annabel Nicolson Lis Rhodes
Reading a Wave brings together a selection of works that consider the physical nature of film. It looks at the way that artists have addressed film as a sculptural proposition; through a formal investigation of its intrinsic properties and as a material embodiment of gestures or actions. The exhibition highlights the moments of performance that are implied by the use of physical process to create the film itself, these are set in relation to pieces that use film and video as a way of sculpting and staging space. By weaving together contemporary work with a selection of more historical explorations of the technologies and techniques of film-making the show articulates an experimental, non-narrative engagement with the moving image that is continuously influential.