Nicky Hamlyn has completed three 16mm films of Gasometers in Edmonton, Tottenham and Hornsey, for which he received production funds from the UCA Research Office. The first two have been shown at Edinburgh and London Film Festivals and in an event in Ramsgate organised by Cathy Rogers, a former KIAD Maidstone MA student. Gasometers 2 was shown at Ann Arbor Film Festival and thereafter in a touring programme of venues in North America. Publications include a catalogue essay for ‘Video’ a show at Evelyn Yard Gallery, London, by Jamie Jenkinson, also a former Maidstone UCA student, and an obituary of Al Rees, former Time Based Media course leader Maidstone from 1988 to 1996, in the Millennium Film Journal. Further recent publications include an essay on the use of black in films by the American filmmaker Stan Brakhage in Stan Brahage: Realm Buster, edited by Esther Leslie and Marco Lori (Birkbeck), published by John Libbey. Nicky is co-editing, with Vicky Smith (PhD UCA) a book on Expanded and Experimental filmmaking, to be published by the BFI in September 2018. He is also making a joint exhibition with four UCA colleagues (Conor Kelly, Moyra Derby, Jost Munster, Joan Key) at Tintype Gallery, Essex Road, London in March 2018. Nicky is currently supervising four PhD students at UCA, as well as running first year film projects and supervising dissertations at Canterbury, also teaching some days on the DFSA course in Farnham and the Fine Art MA in Canterbury.
bookRoom is an experimental post-digital publishing platform, engaged with critical research, curating, and teaching for over 10 years, through a number of interrelated activities; Phd research, conferences, exhibitions, an artist books collection.
bookRoom has become a significant platform for experimentation, conceptualisation, materialisation, and dissemination of research on the interplay between electronic and print culture (2 anthologies/surveys of writings by key international practitioners and thinkers /the book is alive ! (2012), Code X (2015), one publication on working with archive and art activism / RISE WITH YOUR CLASS (2016) and 9 artists publications by UCA researchers and invited artists.
Postdigital’, ‘Publishing’ and ‘Platform’ are key concepts at the heart of all our projects.
Postdigital, as no longer considering digital technologies emerging or new but already deeply imbedded in our lives and in being human.
Publishing as in making public, sharing, disseminating original thinking and practice based research, in 3 formats; open access online, print form and public events.
Platform as a shared and collaborative network and virtual space for multidisciplinary modes of inquiry and production of new knowledge.
bookRoom has involved members of staff across UCA including: James Trafford (School of Communication Design), Simon Aeppli & Harry Whalley (School of Film, Media & Performing Arts) and Rob Mcdonald (School of Further Education).
The essay discusses four 16mm animation films by Vicky Smith that were made by working directly onto the film strip, or using the photogram process, in which objects, in this case dead bees, are placed on the film, which is then exposed to light and developed. Smith’s work continues and extends the long tradition of …
bookRoom is taking part in London’s annual Small Publishers Fair on Friday 15 and Saturday 16 November (11am to 7pm) exhibiting recent book work by Gabrielle Areal, Amanda Couch, Delphine Bedel, David Rule, Greig Burgoyne & Rossella Emanuele, Vicky Smith, Nicky Hamlyn, Stefan Szczelkun and Emmanuelle Waeckerle.
bookRoom will be launching on Saturday 16 November Digesting Ritual/ Extispicy …
9 October – 2 November
Herbert Read Gallery, UCA Canterbury
To mark the centenary of Bauhaus a week-long festival across campus will take place, with food, talks, symposium, workshops, films and exhibition, culminating in a finale with costumes, performance and sound:
Monday 28 October
Workshops – all day
Talk at 4.15pm
Cragg Lecture Theatre
Tuesday 29 October
Cragg Lecture Theatre 10.30am–4pm
Workshops – all …
Nicky Hamlyn, Professor of Experimental Film, participated in ‘TO THE FILMIC’ at Ramsgate Music Hall in March. Curated by Analogue Ensemble who curate a programme of experimental and expanded cinema ‘TO THE FILMIC’ explores the moment in which tactile space becomes a photographic image via moving image technologies and processes, challenging the movement and labor …