The Plank is an open community group where we explore many aspects of free improvisation and group playing. The sessions consist of some structured activity and some free play. We welcome artists of other mediums to respond within the space, or those that want to be passive within the space.
The 2023 programme has been supported by The Ranworth Trust and as a result we have been able to invite a number of guest artists to lead sessions, and make use of a variety of different venues.
This session will be led by Julian Hand, focussing on analogue visuals.
Julian Hand is an experimental filmmaker occupied with the portrayal of liminal zones: places overlooked, abandoned or forgotten. He has a Masters in Moving Image and Sound from Norwich University of the Arts and a BA (Hons) in Graphic design from Camberwell College of the Arts (UAL).
Using analogue film for its aesthetic and expressive possibilities, he works in a hybrid fashion, combining photo-chemical film and digital techniques. His process is a marriage between analogue and digital technologies. Through observation, the use of framing, editing and sound he aspires to describe the visceral sense of a place more than its function.
His practice explores varied themes such as industrial decay, landscapes and places of abandon, forgotten structures, omnipresent neon poetry, holographic transmission, shifting reality and the exploration of the micro and macro universe.
His work has been screened and performed at music & film festivals and galleries in the UK and internationally. Films have been screened at among others; Raindance Film Festival, The London Short Film Festival, Tate Modern Turbine Hall Festival, London International Documentary Film Festival, Yerba Buena Centre for the Arts, US, Romapoesia, Poetry Film Festival, Italy.
He has also tutored workshops in S8mm filmmaking and light show production for various organisations including Raindance Film Festival.
The session will take place at Martineau Hall, 20 Colegate, NR3 1BN. The Hall has:
- Wheelchair Accessible Access
- Accessible Toilet
- Plentiful power outlets
The hall is entered directly on Colegate, via a large blue door. To visit the Google Maps image, go here.
Please note that wheelchair access is via the rear of the hall, please make your way through the Octagon Chapel car park on the left hand side of the hall and follow it round to the right, there you will find a glass door which will be open.
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Please note: You may bring anything you like; instruments, objects, devices….
Please bring your own amplification if required, there is no PA.
You are welcome to observe, we welcome anyone who wants to form an audience.
The Plank is an entirely open platform, it will be curated and facilitated by Eastern Ear where appropriate but we welcome suggestions of any nature.
If you have a personal objective from attending ‘The Plank’ (such as to work with a drummer) then please make that clear to us at the beginning of the session.