Screening of student films: Play

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Screening of student films: Play

‘My movie is born first in my head, dies on paper; is resuscitated by the living persons and real objects I use, which are killed on film but, placed in a certain order and projected onto a screen, come to life again like flowers in water.’ Robert Bresson, Notes on the Cinematographer

Students in the Department of Film Studies at King’s are not only film scholars, but, in many cases, filmmakers themselves. This event, which was first included in the 2015 Arts & Humanities Festival ‘Fabrication’, showcases some of the exciting work being produced by undergraduate and postgraduate students at King’s.

The programme, compiled in collaboration with the King’s Film Society by Kristina Pringle and Martin Brady, includes documentary, fiction, and experimental films. The final selection will be made in the run-up to the event and posted on the Festival’s webpages. It will include a short film by postgraduate student Pedro Aspahan, #from the life of bees# (2015, 7 minutes 21, colour).

Speaking of the idea behind this film, Aspahan explains that ‘Joseph Beuys was fascinated by mock honey or “poorman’s honey” – Kunsthonig, literally “art(ificial) honey” – an industrially fabricated honey substitute better known to us as invert sugar syrup. There is no chemical difference between honey and mock honey, but clearly they are not the same. Art=Capital.’

The filmmakers will be invited to introduce their films and answer questions.

KRISTINA PRINGLE graduated in Film Studies at King’s in 2016. She was President of the KCL Film Society and has worked as a film programmer (for example at the Genesis Cinema in Stepney Green).

MARTIN BRADY is a lecturer in German and Film Studies at King’s. He researches into documentary and Brechtian cinema and has published on European cinema, new music (Arnold Schönberg, Paul Dessau), theatre, painting (Anselm Kiefer, Joseph Beuys), disability, and architecture. He is currently working on classical music in the former GDR and documentary films about the drug thalidomide. He also staged multimedia events at the Being Human and Fabrication A&H festivals.


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