Sun Projection – Illumination of the Earth on the day of the Vernal Equinox

You can find out what happened at the Bioskop’s Equinox Cinema here.

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Vodou Film Night was an action by members of the Bioskop at the Cube Cinema on Friday 21/1/11

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bioskop at UWE occupation

The Bioskop went to Frenchay Campus last night to show our support for students of the University of West of England who have set up a Camp for Education in protest against the proposed raising of university fees by the Con-Lib government. On the day of Bioskop’s visit (7/12/10) the occupation had been going for two weeks and the mood was of anticipation for the big vote on cuts, to be announced on Thursday 9th December. There were about 20-30 people at the camp coming and going during the evening.

The Films included David Harvey‘s internet distributed RSA Animate lecture, Despite TV’s analysis of the Police Riot at the 1990 Poll Tax demonstration,  Santiago Alvarez’s classic film on the US civil rights struggle Now!, a Miners Campaign Tape about women in the Miners Strike, and artist and theorist Hito Steyerl‘s video essay In Freefall .

All the films (you can see them here) were produced outside  mainstream broadcast media channels – at the times they were made the mainstream media were uncritically reporting an establishment line.

Likewise in the UK in late 2010 the mainstream print and broadcast media has been reporting the government line – that  their cuts to services are an “inevitable”, “common sense” response to current economic problems …  when in fact they are part of a highly ideological programme of free market neo-liberal economic policies aimed at marketizing Education, Health and public services – some of the central things that make living in the UK less inequal, worthwhile, decent and interesting.

Why aren’t the mainstream media pointing out that 1. The cuts are not the only possible and”inevitable” solution to the economic situation?  2. It was the free market that caused the crash and economic problems in the first place, so why are the government telling us that free market neo-liberal policies will solve the problems they caused?

These are points made with good humour by Professor Greg Philo here, and by David Harvey  below

Many Thanks to all the members of the Camp For Education occupation for their hospitality and the post-film discussions –  Special thanks to Steve Presence for contributing great film choices and introducing us on the night. You can find more information on the films shown and a resource list  of other relevant films recommended by friends of the Bioskop here.

Postscript:  London – two days later.

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it was in the woods

The first Bioskop event – The Bioskop Presents… Films in the Woods – took place on 17/9/10 with site specific audio installations, live performances and two cinema screens showing artists films, rare documentaries and short films.

THANK YOU everyone who came  (more than 100!) everyone who performed, and the many people who helped out… You can find photos, films and documentation of the event on the woods page here.

excavating the hidden Bioskop Sound System…

and here’s an extra film that we didn’t have space for in the programme…(yes its a poor image )

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Hello and welcome to the Bioskop!

The Bioskop Presents… is a series of special themed events using cinema, music, site specific locations, performance, games and experiments – aimed at taking us all somewhere we haven’t been before. You’ll be able to read more about us here.


Our launch event In The Woods is going to be held in a secret location in the forest on Sunday September 19th at 7pm.

There are going to be two screens showing very unusual films, live performances, audio sculpture, and a bar.  (all for £2)

Because the location is secret it won’t be revealed until the actual day – they’ll be a map and directions posted on the morning of the event, and in case of rain we have an equally exciting plan b. lined up …. We strongly recommend you come – you won’t regret it.

If you’d like more information or would like to get involved and collaborate, contact –

This isn’t one of the films we’re showing at “in the woods” – we’ve got too many good ones – but we like it a lot …

“Alae” by Lillian Schwartz 1975

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Bruno S

Bruno Schleinstein was one of the most extraordinary screen actors of all time.  His  presence in the two films he made with Werner Herzog, The Enigma of Kasper Hauser in 1974 and Stroszek in 1977 transport these films far beyond the realms of normal cinema.

He died on Wednesday, August 11th, 2010, aged 78 years old…  rest in peace Bruno.

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coming soon…

hello! we are coming soon…

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