- funk lessons
- call of the wild – spartacus chetwynd
- all that is solid melts into air – mark boulos
- the mendi – steve reinke
- brazilian fruits
- You didn’t expect to see this dancing – Oss, Oss, Wee Oss
- jeanne dielman’s schnitzel
- cinema kissing – Weegee
- Love Is … by kim
- bird watchers
- green porno : snail
- two posters for my best thing
- WE ARE FAMILY – film programme
- writing my best thing – frances stark interview
- MY BEST THING – valentines day event
- two more films about families
- WE ARE FAMILY – at the Star and Shadow
- luminant point display
- watching watching
- blow debris
- statues also die
- an electric shock
- bioskop at the FILM EXERCISE – programme
- batteries and projectors – bioskop consumer test
- love is the goddess of all luxuries that are not essential for survival
- in a ditch
- deep outside – recce 2
- bioskip vs sheri guywin vs LTA
- les fleurs animees
- bioskop at the FILM EXERCISE
- cannibal holocaust
- I hear a new world / holy ghost people / statten island
- wo/man with a mirror – user guide
- is a museum a factory?
- cannibal tours
- FILM EXERCISE
- romance – love – sex – marriage and relationships
- deep outside – recce 1
- the very eye of night
- we are the children fo the echo
- a cesspit of dung
- enfolded in images
- living without aim
- love will tear us apart
- comizi d’amore
- the other
- l’eclisse – Antonion
- le depart
- in praise of love – badiou
- wehrmacht snowballs
- what it feels like to live in the early 21st century – steven shaviro
- fashion 2000s – predictions from the 1930s
- slow motion blackbird
- the big swallow
- the map and the territory
- october love song – chris and cosey
- les astronautes
- Why the wicker man in St Werburghs?
- sexualised places
- vagabond poster
- Agnes Varda’s Vagabond in Riverside Park
- where is the vagabond cinema?
- lumiere brothers – 1896 snowball fight
- In the kingdom of shadows – lumiere and gorky
- peter watkins
- VAGABOND CINEMA 2
- festival / lab
- it turned into work
- uploaded by trainers_and_socks_forever
- yoshiyuki kohei
- porn as cultural modification
- episode with a potato
- because we must
We were deeply saddened to hear that Mark Fisher, the cultural theorist, died last week.
When we were starting the Bioskop in early 2010 I went (almost randomly) to a talk by Mark on his recently published book Capitalist Realism. It was a shock – and a wake up call – and led on to discovering (belatedly) his blog k-punk, and Zero Books where he was commissioning editor at the time.
In the early 2010s Mark Fisher’s writing acted as a touchstone or a point of departure that could lead to discovering Hauntology (the futures that were imagined but didn’t come into being), Speculative Realism, Post Humanism, the dark Deleuzianism of Nick Land and the CCRU, the use of sci-fi as a jumping off point for understanding the present, Italian Autonomism and Bifo Berardi, and Accelerationism in its negative and positive sense. And – through Zero Books – to Nina Power’s One Dimensional Woman , Carl Neville’s Classless, Steven Shaviro’s brilliant introduction to Post Cinematic Affect, and Agata Pyzik’s Poor but Sexy. (to name some highlights)
One of the defining statements of Fisher’s Capitalist Realism is “It is easier to imagine the end of the world than to imagine the end of capitalism.” Mark Fisher’s writing recognised that we are doomed to not having a future unless we understand the importance of our culture producing dreamings “suggestive glimmers of worlds radically different from the actually existing social order.”
Some great writing about Mark has appeared in the last few days, by friends and colleagues including this by Robin MacKay and this by David Stubbs. A much longer version of this post with personal reflections can be found here.
Photos, video and background documenting this event are now up on the love page.
So… What did happen after they lived happily ever after?
Forget first love, forget head over heels, forget the fluffy stuff, lets look at the glistening grit that lies at the centre of real relationships… Come with the Bioskop deep into Redcliffe Caves on a cinematic journey and discover the answers to the questions you didn’t even want to ask… A selection of nine short films and live music from Goldcrest.
Screenings at 7pm and 9pm. Tickets available at the cube website. Come along!
What is that? An inducer? What, did it fall off? / Ummm… How do you…? // Let me see that again… I think I have it. / Hey give me your arm. / Ummm… you know… when I was at school it was all very different. We used to stay in bed all the time. / Combined Primary Economics. / Combined Primary Economics was a bottle about this big. Took a week.
The Bioskop presents the UK cinema premiere of Frances Stark’s feature length animation My Best Thing at the Cube on Valentines Day, 14/2/13. Plus music from Mr_Hopkinson’s computer, and LTA (Live Timeline Actions) will be creating a deterritorialised performance on the stage. More details here, and we’ll be posting background to the film and event on our valentine page.
nb to see the programme of films we showed on the night go to the family page, here.
As well as being the bioskop we’re very proud to be part of the collectively-run Cube Cinema , which is a kind of a sister cinema to the Star and Shadow. The two cinemas are very similar in the way they work, active at opposite ands of the country but sharing a lot of ideological and organisational DNA.
We’ve never been to the Star and Shadow so we’re going to screen each of the films in a different room – hopefully including the bar, auditorium, office and smoking area – so that we and the audience get a chance to explore.
If you’ve ever been part of a collective (or any work organisation) you’ll know the experience is a mixture of friendship, arguments, politics, flirting, work and shirking, endless meetings, egos, emails, inspiration and disillusion (and vice versa), drinking, cleaning, boredom and fun.
Its basically like being part of a large dysfunctional family – hence the name of our programme, WE ARE FAMILY. We’ve chosen a set of films that as well as being films we love, we think reflect a bit of that experience…
The bioskop went along to the Bring Your Own Beamer event at Spike Island on Friday 29/10/12. Here’s a rough chop of some of the footage from the night –
thanks to Gemma, Helen, David and Jem
Below are stills from an instructional video the bioskop made so that audience members could step into the light beam and perform with sheri guywin (our take on Guy Sherwin’s Man With Mirror). Bioskop friends LTA (Live Timeline Actions) hooked up a broadcast system so that instructions could be passed onto the performers via headsets.
In October the bioskop were invited to curate an edition of Bridget Crone and Al Cameron’s excellent Film Exercise. We put together a programme of six films and a live performance – chosen for an off-site location under Bristol city centre…
Stills from Lucy Gunning’s Climbing Round my Room, the Lumiere Brothers’ Barque sortant du Porte, Iggy Pop on the Tom Snyder Show 1981, Sheri Guywin performing Wo/man with mirror, Bureau of Inverse Technology’s BIT Plane, and a BBC public information film
We’ve posted articles, photos, the films shown, performance footage… and the saga of the location(s) on the institution page of this site.
The Bioskop’s mysterious drifting cinema returns (with a new generator) for a free! secret event starting at 7.30pm/sunset on Sunday 26th August – VAGABOND 2.
The main film we’ll be showing has been chosen by bioskop friend Sophie Mellor . We’ll be screening it under the trees in one of Bristol’s many non-places…
We’re going to be at a festival in early August.
The Bioskop aren’t too sure about Festivals. They seem to have morphed into gated communites/malls for middle class people on un-inspiring drugs.
However this one looks a bit better than most, and its a good chance for us to try out some of our ideas on an incapacitated audience. See you there …
left : festival 1975 right : festival 2012