OOPS Festival

 

 

 
 
 
 
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THE SWALLOWSFEET COLLECTIVE PRESENT

OOPS FESTIVAL

22-24 March 2019

 

OOPS is a movement to be different, to stand up and make bold choices. The festival brings together exceptional contemporary performance and visual artists from all over the world, lifting the voice of the artist to the forefront in these unsettled times. 



 
more than a festival… an event of human proportions in which dance, music and silence express contrasting aspects of the human condition.
— Nicholas Minns, writing about dance
 
 
 

PROGRAMME

The Swallowsfeet Collective have brought together exceptional contemporary performance and visual artists from all over the world, lifting the voice of the artist to the forefront in these unsettled times. The programme has been curated from 600 proposals from independent artists, a showcase of genre-defying performances with collaborations across dance, visual design, music and film.

 
THIS IS HOW WE DO IT   Oded Zadok (Israel) and Kazuyo Shionoiri (Japan)    FRIDAY ONLY

THIS IS HOW WE DO IT
Oded Zadok (Israel) and Kazuyo Shionoiri (Japan)

FRIDAY ONLY

MAPS  Sivan Rubinstein (UK)  Commissioned by Creative Europe and The Place, London   SATURDAY ONLY

MAPS
Sivan Rubinstein (UK)
Commissioned by Creative Europe and The Place, London

SATURDAY ONLY

BONI SANTÉ  Tickson Mbuyi (DR Congo) and Cleophee Moser (France)

BONI SANTÉ
Tickson Mbuyi (DR Congo) and Cleophee Moser (France)

ANVERSO  Iria Arenas (Spain)

ANVERSO
Iria Arenas (Spain)

PHRASES  Lewys Holt (UK)

PHRASES
Lewys Holt (UK)

CHIRORODZIVA (The Sleeping Pool)  Mclntosh Jerahuni (Zimbabwe)

CHIRORODZIVA (The Sleeping Pool)
Mclntosh Jerahuni (Zimbabwe)

 

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All films screened throughout the festival

FILMS

THE EMBRACE   Andrew Neil Hayes (UK)     “Simultaneously serious, flippant, critical, analytical, introspective/ (relevant antonym) melancholy and humorous”  ( Sam Roy)

THE EMBRACE
Andrew Neil Hayes (UK)

“Simultaneously serious, flippant, critical, analytical, introspective/ (relevant antonym) melancholy and humorous”
(
Sam Roy)


FAG   Danni Spooner (UK)  Commissioned by Rural Media as part of Channel 4’s Random Acts    “ Look around at a screen culture that so desperately wants to celebrate individuality and diversity, yet we're limited by what society wanted us to be, not who we want to be.”  Voice Magazine  A rebellious reflection on the cis-gendered society we exist in, with a quick wink and grin to political correctness from Danni Spooner, one of DAZED’s under 25 promising filmmakers.

FAG
Danni Spooner (UK)
Commissioned by Rural Media as part of Channel 4’s Random Acts

Look around at a screen culture that so desperately wants to celebrate individuality and diversity, yet we're limited by what society wanted us to be, not who we want to be.” Voice Magazine

A rebellious reflection on the cis-gendered society we exist in, with a quick wink and grin to political correctness from Danni Spooner, one of DAZED’s under 25 promising filmmakers.

PING PONG SUPERNOVA    Vinco Zierowan and Sadu (Belgium)     “Opening the road to experimental hip hip cinema.”  Vice Magazine  This fantasy world blends arthouse cinema with experimental hip hop, resulting in carefully placed compositions, digital symbolism and striking painting. Debuting online in 2018 via Vice Magazine,  Ping Pong Supernova  is a film that moves away from chronology, searching for the abstract truth in realism.

PING PONG SUPERNOVA
Vinco Zierowan and Sadu (Belgium)

“Opening the road to experimental hip hip cinema.” Vice Magazine

This fantasy world blends arthouse cinema with experimental hip hop, resulting in carefully placed compositions, digital symbolism and striking painting. Debuting online in 2018 via Vice Magazine, Ping Pong Supernova is a film that moves away from chronology, searching for the abstract truth in realism.


BABYLON WHAT THEN?   Olga Guse (Russia)    Over millennia Babylon’s influence has spread throughout the Earth, overseeing great cities, globalisation, consumerism, environmental degradation and wars. But what awaits Earth next? Will Babylon last? A short and symbolic hand-illustrated film by German-based artist Olga Guse.

BABYLON WHAT THEN?
Olga Guse (Russia)

Over millennia Babylon’s influence has spread throughout the Earth, overseeing great cities, globalisation, consumerism, environmental degradation and wars. But what awaits Earth next? Will Babylon last? A short and symbolic hand-illustrated film by German-based artist Olga Guse.

RABBIT   Roni Goldstein and Anat M (Israel)    A bright pink retro gaming rabbit invites you to have fun in this frenzied short film by two animation students.

RABBIT
Roni Goldstein and Anat M (Israel)

A bright pink retro gaming rabbit invites you to have fun in this frenzied short film by two animation students.


FLUX   Caroline Mackenzie (UK)    A comical work that sacrifices realism and logic for the sake of enjoyment. The hovering figure asks what is fact and what is fiction, challenging audience perception and exploring the notion of ‘suspended disbelief’.

FLUX
Caroline Mackenzie (UK)

A comical work that sacrifices realism and logic for the sake of enjoyment. The hovering figure asks what is fact and what is fiction, challenging audience perception and exploring the notion of ‘suspended disbelief’.

 

Booking info

Dates & times:

Fri 22 Mar, £15, 7pm doors
Sat 23 Mar, £18, 4pm doors
Sun 24 Mar, £15, 2pm doors

16-25 tickets: £5*
Earlybird Festival Pass: £30* (deadline midnight Wed 6 Feb)
Festival Pass: £40*
*limited availability

Please note when purchasing a festival ticket, you will need to add each day ticket to your basket on The Old Market website where the discount will be automatically applied!

BOOK:

theoldmarket.com
01273 201801
Concession tickets available
Booking fees apply online/over the phone
The Old Market is a fully accessible venue, find out more here or contact us with any queries at hello@oopsfestival.co.uk

Programme subject to change.
Please check our website for up to date info, running times and festival news
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