Amen Brother Premiere
Two Short Nights + Artist Q&A and Live DJ Set
Thu 24 Feb 2800
8.30pm - 10pm
Exeter Phoenixs 17th annual Two Short Nights Film Festival is back with a diverse and exciting programme of screenings, workshops and events celebrating the world of short film. Enjoy incredible documentaries, stunning cinematography and exceptional storytelling with screenings of must-see films from around the world, alongside emerging local talent.
The premiere of Amen Brother by Liam Jolly, our Artists Moving image Commission 2018. You are invited to an evening amalgam of moving image, talks and live DJ’s.
Featuring a 4-bar drum break, that has since become the most sampled and remixed in the history of music, Amen Brother is a 1969 b-side by a Soul band called The Winstons. Liam Jollys moving image work of the same name uses the medium of football to remix and represent his own version of this infamous break within the gallery space.
Join us for the film premiere plus artist Q&A, a short film by Drum & Bass DJ Crissy Criss commissioned specifically for this event, charting the history and cultural significance of this infamous break, followed by special Amen Break only DJ set from Ollie Stratton (The Mongolian Disco show).
Based in Redruth, Cornwall, Liam Jolly is an artist working across installation, video, performance, painting and public intervention.
Whilst exploring the shifts in meaning that can take place between a fiction and reality, his works tread a fine line between these opposing concepts, employing double take and changing points of view as a mechanism to challenge our assumptions of what we are being presented with.
In playfully questioning the material, mechanics and structures of when something is considered an art work and when it is not, he is making us question our perception of reality in unexpected or subversive ways.
This year, Two Short Nights is introducing Festival Passes and Day Tickets, so you can explore more of the festival for less.
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