We are very happy to announce the dates of our first ever UK tour. Between 28th Feb and 11th March we’ll be traveling around the UK for a series of screenings and talks, along the way we’ll also be shooting some sequences for a new film.
Tue 28th Feb:
MUTANT CINEMA, ALCHEMY AND DREAMS Talk @ The Alchemical Landscape Research Group, Cambridge University
Sun 5th Mar:
SAVAGE WITCHES (2012) + Q&A @ Moon Moths, MacArts Church, Galashiels
Mon 6th Mar:
IN SEARCH OF THE EXILE (2016) + Q&A @ Forest Cafe, Edinburgh
Wed 8th Mar:
IN SEARCH OF THE EXILE (2016) + Q&A @ Staffordshire University, Stoke-On-Trent
Fri 10th Mar:
THE KINGDOM OF SHADOWS (2016) + Q&A @ Black Box, University for the Creative Arts, Farnham
Sat 11th Mar:
THE KINGDOM OF SHADOWS (2016) + Q&A @ Seventy`Seven Film Club, Salt Cafe, Bristol
Some details on the talk:
MUTANT CINEMA, ALCHEMY AND DREAMS:
THE VISIONARY FILMS OF DANIEL FAWCETT & CLARA PAIS
This talk will be presented at CRASSH (University of Cambridge) as a part of the THE ALCHEMICAL LANDSCAPE RESEARCH GROUP organised by Yvonne Salmon and James Riley. In this illustrated talk we will introduce our work and some of the central subjects and themes which we are interested in and explore the role of the visionary artist in the modern world.
Here’s some details on the films we’ll be showing:
SAVAGE WITCHES (2012 / 70mins / Dir. Daniel Fawcett & Clara Pais)
The first collaboration between Daniel Fawcett & Clara Pais and the film that launched The Underground Film Studio. Savage Witches is a kaleidoscopic experiment in cinematic alchemy, a playful and poetic feature film which follows two girls who use their imagination and the magic of cinema to break free from the prison they see around them. It is a colourful collage of sounds and images that has been created using all manner of processes and formats, resulting in a bold and expressionistic exploration of the art of cinema.
IN SEARCH OF THE EXILE (2016 / 63 mins / Dir. Daniel Fawcett & Clara Pais)
A visionary cinematic experience, a doorway into a dreamworld where reality morphs and transforms before our eyes. A lone figure wanders through a mysterious wilderness while hounded by spectres and unseen forces. This is a solitary journey, a path of exile and hardship that leads beyond the abyss to where reality loses its mask of concreteness and shows its true fluid face. The Wanderer is assailed by enigmatic figures and creatures that dance across the screen, reality is only momentarily graspable before disintegrating into a sea of colour, texture and abstraction. Each step forwards demands complete submission in order to find harmony in the tension of opposites. Drawing upon their interest in cinema’s connections to ritual, alchemy and mythology, Daniel Fawcett & Clara Pais have created a cinematic experience that is akin to a mystical vision.
THE KINGDOM OF SHADOWS (2016 / 70mins / Dir. Daniel Fawcett & Clara Pais)
The Kingdom Of Shadows is a mystical cinematic experience which stirs from the darkness the spirits of our ancestors and reawakens the horror of unresolved crimes and denied desires. Shot on location in Portugal with an international cast, The Kingdom Of Shadows is a surrealist vision inspired by dreams, biblical myths, alchemy and family history.