|A 16mm film from 1992 featuring the industrial landscape between Rotherham and Sheffield
January the 9th, 2017
The Problem of Perspective: \"Every object is the mirror of all
Rotherham, 20 January 2017
The Problem of Perspective is a
series of screenings illuminating a distinctly northern perspective on the
history of artists’ moving image in England. The project surveys an array of
production strategies deployed by video artists and filmmakers across Yorkshire
and the Humber, the North East and Cumbria from the ‘60s to the early
This edition of the project includes an examination and revisiting
of a 16mm experimental documentary film by artist Mark Fell originally made in
1992 at Sheffield City Polytechnic. Shot in the industrial landscape between
Rotherham and Sheffield the film attempts to reconcile two ‘worlds’ – one based
on his father’s memories of the declining local steel industry, the other on his
young son’s fascination with super heros and toys. For this screening Fell has
re-structured the film and appended it with a newly recorded dialogue with
artist Sharon Kivland – his tutor during the original production. Following the
screening Fell with be in conversation about the material.
will also feature work by Janey Walklin, Simon Rolph, Rob Gawthrop, Ken Sparne,
Leeds Animation Workshop, Tim Etchells and Albert Hunt.
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Film Hub North, led by Showroom Workstation. Proud to be part of the BFI Film
This screening has also been made possible by Rotherham
Open Arts Renaissance (ROAR) and Open Minds Theatre Company.