DAN SHIPSIDES - T5 field cinema: Info & Archive
T5 field cinema - Small groups of people going to remote-ish and pertinent locations to watch films and artist videos.
This is the beginning of an ongoing project of informally showing artist and feature films in interesting remote locations. It utilises a T5 generation VW van which is converted as a campervan and also for screening video in remote locations (screen, video projector and petrol generator).
The T5 field cinema is supported by forum which will bring together people, films and locations. Participants can use the forum to involve themselves and help initiate or propose screening events. Please register and become involved! It's Belfast based with potential screening locations initially within an hour or two drive of the city - but anyone can take part via the forum and potentially, commitment, geography and time allowing, in person.
The T5 field cinema will be launched as part of FIX 09– a performance art biennial run by Catalyst Arts, Belfast which this time focuses on participatory and interventionist art practice.
* T5 - the 5th generation of VW van - lineage of the cult Split and Bay window vans.
To go to the forum click:
The forum has now closed contact Dan for details and ideas for screenings.
The archive will build here as the project develops.
The T5 field cinema will be launched as part of FIX 09 in September 2009 – a performance art biennial run by Catalyst Arts, Belfast which this time focuses on participatory and interventionist art practice.
White Rocks, North Antrim Coast 26th Sep 2009
Patchy cloud, cool light wind - decent waves. Scottish lighthouse light sweeping the sea horizon.
Jennifer, Morgan, Tonya, James and Dan.
We showed: Lenan Bay 360 (Dan Shipsides), Prospect (Anthony Haughey) and Wave Riders (beautiful and well made Irish surf dvd - there's a great section about the history of surfers going down to El Salvador in their Bay Window VW's).
Trassey Track, Mourne Mountains 4th Oct 2009
Trassey track - Mournes: Full moon and clear cold sky - beautiful.
Dan, Keith, Riann, David, Pater, Henry and Josh)
Exciting drive up the stoney track - bunny hopping boulders and inpromtu road building to get the van up there. Was amazing we got up - and down in one piece.
We showed: Cioch 360 (Dan Shipsides), Underdeveloped (N. Irish climbing video - first half based in the mournes - really impressive, scary and aspirational stuff), then The Coming Race (Ben Rivers) and then Aguirre - Wrath of God (Herzog).
images to come....
Malin Head, Inishowen, Donegal May 2012
Malin Head. Wet, windy, beautiful. Dan, Declan, Mia and Louise.
We showed: then Fata Morgana(Herzog).