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A TRILOGY OF PERFORMANCE FILMS DIRECTED BY CHIARA AMBROSIO WITH MUSIC BY BIRD RADIO, in collaboration with Papa Gyro Nights Festival, visual artist Nicholas McArthur and choreographer Nuria García. A groundbreaking, cross-disciplinary collaboration that will explore the fertile space where image, music and performance meet to create and animate a visionary and inspiring performative universe.
The films will tell an epic tale of initiation and rebirth by fire, traversing both exterior and interior landscapes in search of unity and completion. The films will be shot in the summer of 2013 against the dramatic backdrop of Papa Westray, the most remote of the Orkney islands, with the help and support of Papay Gyro Nights Art Festival, an arts organisation set up on the island by international artists Ivanov + Chan.
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Chiara Ambrosio is a filmmaker working with animation, experimental film, documentary and sound to explore the ways in which we perceive, remember and articulate personal histories and place through the filter of memory and the imagination. Her work stems from an interest in the moving image as a tool through which to experiment with the boundaries of time and space, re-enchanting our experiences and perceptions of reality, combining the poetics of the real with the erratic and subversive language of dream and the imagination. Her work has included collaborations with performance artists, composers, musicians and writers (including Michael Nyman, Helena Hunter, Dominic Johnson, Amanda Palmer, Bird Radio, Thomas Truax, Gareth Evans), and has been shown in a number of venues including national and international film festivals, galleries and site specific events (including Tate Britain, Tate Modern, Kensington Palace, Royal Opera House).
Bird Radio is the multi-instrumentalist Mikey Kirkpatrick who performs and records original songs using vocals, guitars, flutes, loops, effects and a suitcase bass drum. Described on different occasions as “A mix of old testament preacher and Captain Beefheart…”, “a flute-toting, bass drum-beating sensation…” and “… future medieval, as if J.G. Ballard had written The Wicker Man”, Bird Radio draws from primordial folk, blues and ritualistic sound to create powerful songs that combine the ancient art of storytelling with rousing and hypnotic beats and rhythms. Bird Radio has performed at numerous venues, nationally and internationally, including St James Theatre, Union Chapel, Cecil Sharp House, Café Oto, Purcell Room, The ‘Pataphysical Museum, Secret Garden Party, SOFAR living room concerts, The Harrison, The Horse Hospital and venues across the USA, Greece, Germany and Italy. He has composed music for experimental films and performance, been a featured artist on BBC radio and WFMU in New York, received the “Knap O Howar” arts award in 2012 and will release his first studio album “The Boy and the Audience” in October on SFE/Cherry Red Records
Nicholas McArthur is a groundbreaking, multi-media visual artist who creates immersive narrative environments and performances. He curates every aspect of his work from conception to realization, and his work ranges form drawing and painting, to costume making, to sound and writing. He is particularly involved with dystopic visions of the present and future, and his work is a continuous attempt to reconstitute systems of beliefs amidst the entropic drive of the present. His work has been shown widely at galleries and festivals across the UK and Europe.
Nuria García is Head Teacher and Artistic Director of La Escuela de Baile, the United Kingdom’s largest flamenco school. Nuria has worked as head choreographer for advertisements (including Sony and Nissan) and music videos (including Siouxsie and the Banshees, Miguel Gallardo, Robert Palmer and the Gipsy Kings). She has also choreographed for theatre and opera productions, including Harvey Goldsmith’s Carmen and Opera 80 (now the English Touring Opera). For 5 years she worked as choreographer and performer in the avant-garde flamenco and contemporary performance group Von Magnet.