”Mor Ho!” Collective presents a week of ‘RURAL’

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In collaboration with RCA, DocHeads and Fest Anca

Art / Slovak & British films / Seeds of music
Venue: Red Gallery, 3 Rivington Street, EC2A 3DT
Entry: Free

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“Mor Ho!” Collective would like to invite you to a weeklong event consisting of a group exhibition, film screenings and seeds of music. The interlinking theme and inspiration source is “rural” – something that is outside of the urban (dis)comfort zone.

The exhibition will present collaboration between “Mor ho!” Collective and MA Photography students from the Royal College of Art. Most of the works shown here came into existence during a collective retreat to a farm called La Trousse in Burgundy.

Three film nights will offer a mixture of Slovak & British films consisting of three different genre evenings. The first evening will be devoted to Czechoslovak New Wave Cinema, the second to animation and the third evening to documentaries; all curated through collaboration with various partners.

During the opening and closing nights there will be music provided by “Mor Ho!” Collective members, friends and special guests.

 

Exhibition (Saturday 27th July – Friday 2nd August)

“Mor ho!” Collective in collaboration with MA Photography students at the Royal College of Art and Red Gallery

The main part of the work shown in the exhibition came into existence during an escape to the French countryside. Most of the artists have spent ten days on a farm called La Trousse in Burgundy. At this isolated location, they explored the romantic influences and worked both around and within the limitations of their environment.

Exhibiting artists:

Alix Marie, Tereza Zelenkova, Petra Kubisova, Katarina Hruskova, Peter Watkins, Lucia Scerankova and Marian Grolmus

 

Film Nights

Come float into ‘rural’ through our selection of award winning Slovakian and British films chosen in collaboration with DocHeads and Fest Anca. Spread over three days, on each of the evenings there are different genres, such as fiction, animation and documentary. We also invited few directors to share their experiences with you. Here is a little breakdown of films and dates.

Although booking is not essential, we would strongly recommend it to secure a seat. All Slovak films will have English subtitles.

Drinks policy: BYOB

 

Sunday 28th July

Evening with Elo.

A celebration of Czechoslovakian New Wave Cinema through the psychedelic works of the great Elo Havetta.

Shorts:

Svätá Jana / Holy Jane (1963)

34 dnů absolutního klidu / 34 Days of Absolute Peace (1965)

Předpověď: Nula / Prediction: Zero (1966)

Break for smokes and drinks

Main Film:

Slávnosť v botanickej záhrade / Celebration in the Botanical Garden (1969)

 

Tuesday 30th July – Animation

Animation Is Not Dead

In collaboration with Fest Anca and Anna Geinsburg

Fest Anca is an acclaimed international animation festival held in Slovakia. We will present animations personally handpicked by one of its founders Andrej Kolencik.

Break for smokes and drinks

Anna Ginsburg will be presenting her 2013 Bafta New Talent Award winning film How Can You Swallow So Much Sleep.

 

Wednesday 31st July – Documentary

We eat Docs!

In collaboration with DocHeads. Doc Heads is a London based documentary screening, funding and networking organisation that started in 2009. Now in its 4th year, it is the UK’s leading organisation for new and emerging documentary film making talent.

Shorts:

Richard by England Your England

Peter & Ben by Pinny Grylls

The Pig Star by Michael Angelov

Break for smokes and drinks.

Feature Film:

Obrazy starého sveta / Pictures of The Old World (1972) by Dusan Hanak

Music

This time music will stand right at the periphery of events. Live performances and DJ sets will play to celebrate the opening and closing of Rural events. The selected sonic landscapes will all meet up on the rural stage offering a unique chance to escape from the (dis)comfort zone.

Saturday 27th July:

Opening Party

DJs: miro / sundayMusiq + “Mor ho!” Djs

Mor ho! intermezzo by Pjoni and Daniel Kordik

Live: Laurie McNamee

London based musician Laurie McNamee is a singer, multi-instrumentalist and composer whose music traverses numerous genres from folk noir to minimalist Americana

Selected film soundscapes during the film nights by Daniel Kordik

Friday 2nd August

Closing Party

DJs:  Jane Fitz / night moves + miro / sundayMusiq + “Mor ho!” Djs

Live: Anat Ben-David

Anat Ben-David is a video and performance artist. One of several pioneers of the video-performance genre in Israel, she is also known for her collaboration with Chicks on Speed. Her performances use video and music to create and generate a total vision. Her musical activities, writing songs/texts or performing as a band, directs her activities into a live event which could result in an art performance or a live gig, which derives from punk performance and pop music.

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