Joyous Thing: Music-Led Film Programme


Outlands & Centrala

@ Centrala

A curated program of three artist films documenting electric live performances and audio-visual commissions from Outland’s archives.
Come and explore what Outlands is all about by experiencing selected moving image work from artists that we have commissioned.

AJA X BORA “SLUG” Live at Fat Out Fest 2021 (39 mins)
Interdisciplinary collaboration between BORA (France) and AJA (UK) incorporating 3D digital design, sound design, music video and performance.

Mothwasp: Unlive (17 minutes)
A digital commission for the Outlands ‘screen test’ series, Unlive investigates the juncture of expanded film and live musical performance for online audiences. “Rhythmic noise, feedback, and field recordings – both sonic and visual- are merged as a poem to the ‘live’, the analogue, the non-partisan, and the un-digital.’
Mothwasp is an ongoing audio-visual collaboration between Stephen J Taylor and Matthew J Watkins.

Pretty Grim (49 mins)
This extended live recording is the second featured work that was originally commissioned for our ‘Screen Test’ series, completed during Pretty Grim’s residency at Islington Mill in Salford in 2020.
Pretty Grim are Kaila, Anna & Meesha. Based in Birmingham, they are a supergroup made up of members of Dorcha ++



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158 Fazeley St
B5 5RT