Vicky Smith, 33 Frames per Foot (performance with 16mm film), 2013. Image © and courtesy of the artist

Analogue Ensemble

10 May – 8 June 2018, Extending The Frame (Amy DicksonSimon PayneAndrew Pepper, & Mary Stark)

4 June, Resisting Expectations (Karel Doing, Vicky Smith, Conor Kelly, Deniz Johns, & Peter Gidal with William Burroughs)

Analogue Ensemble was setup in 2015 by Joseph Dance and Cathy Rogers to bring a quarterly programme of artists’ experimental film, video and sound nights to Ramsgate. The aim is to bring together local artist/filmmakers with those from across the UK and Europe pairing established and new artists who work in the tradition of experimental expanded cinema encompassing live projection and performance using both analogue and digital technologies.

Our first event was held at The Ramsgate Music Hall showing work by internationally renowned artist filmmaker, writer and professor Nicky Hamlyn alongside local artist filmmakers Benjamin Rowley and Cathy Rogers. Since early 2016 they have programmed events across East Kent with artist/filmmakers; Ruth Novaczek discussing Chantel Akerman’s work, Joanna Jones, Vicky Smith and Bouche Bee, Deborah Humm, Monica Saviron, Claire Manning, Megan Egglestein, Benjamin Hunt, Lizzy Rose, Joseph Dance, Suky Best, Jennifer Nightingale, Jamie Jenkinson and Alex Jukes. Previous commissions include an installation for the Strangelove Festival in Folkestone (2017) and a programme for the Whitstable Biennale Fringe (2016) with 16mm, 8mm film projections and live performance. Future commissions include: a programme for the opening event for for Screaming Alley Ramsgate (2018) and film workshops as part of Journeys With ‘The Waste Land’  for Turner Contemporary.

Cathy Rogers is an artist filmmaker, writer and programmer who has shown work at Assembly: A Survey of Recent Artists’ Film and Video in Britain 2008-2013 Tate Britain; Living Film, London; Film|Performance|Space, Assembly Rooms Edinburgh; Contact: A Festival of New Film and Video at Apiary Studios Hackney and Supernormal Festival. She has co-programmed expanded film nights Nightworks at Testbed1 Batterea; Dyad, Roomartspace Bloomsbury and for Disruption, RCA Research Biennale Kensington. She has delivered symposium papers on expanded cinema and paracinema at; White Cube/Dark Cube Canterbury Christ Church University, Beside the Screen, Goldsmiths and Screen Time/Screen Space, The Association of Art Historians Annual Conference, London.

Joseph Dance has an MA in English Literature from the University of Cambridge where he co-coordinated a number of performance and experimental film events, as well as a background in producing and directing avant-garde theatre and mixed-media productions in North America and Europe.