Author: Sophie Dixon
Over the past two years I’ve been doing an MA at the Netherlands Film Academy. It’s been an incredible opportunity to ask questions, experiment and build a body of research.
I’ll be ‘opening’ up my research during an Artistic Research festival at the EYE museum Amsterdam.
There will be a number of presentations and live demonstrations of my Mixed Reality installation (in progress) The Chorus – built in the Microsoft HoloLens.
I’ve just completed this short film for Colin Riley, a London based composer. Colin’s new work ‘Songs of Coiled Light’ makes use of multi-sensory elements to provide a different kind of listening experience based on his research into hearing impairment. Featuring bass clarinetist Gareth Davis and live electronics designer Carl Faia it was filmed during a residency and several live performances taking place as part of the SoundFestival in Aberdeen.
Click >>here<< to watch the video.
I’ll be exhibiting at the Eye, Amsterdam alongside my colleagues from the AHK Master’s programme. Over the past weeks, working with filmmaker Jyoti Mistry, we’ve made work in response to the Eye institute film archive. The film I’m exhibiting can be watched here.
Since starting my Master’s at the Netherlands Film Academy (AHK) I have been directing my energy toward a body of research documented on a separate site.
The blog is currently private but I’d like to open it to people who have similar research interests and may be interested in sharing ideas and collaborating. Over the next few months I’ll be posting more information on this site however in the meantime please email me if you would like to find out more.
I’ve just completed a video for the Bell Halsall duo. The duo, pianist Kate Halsall and electric guitarist Joel Bell performed an improvised electronic composition to the twenty minute video for their latest project, Horizontal transfer.
The video explores Coventry through themes of celebration, tradition, war, devastation, industry and regeneration and was compiled from archive footage from 1918 to the present day.
Still from the work [Running time 20 minutes]
I’m excited to be one of eleven students on The Master’s Degree Programme in Film at the Netherlands Film Academy.
During this two year course I’ll be pursuing key research aims through theoretical investigation and practical filmmaking.
22 – 23 August 2015, 11 am – 6 pm
Private View Saturday 22 August, 6 – 9 pm
[dis]place brings together three artists – Sophie Dixon, Claire Orme and Mai Spring.
Based in the UK and Finland their practices examine the broadly used notion of ‘Place’. Working across a variety of media the artists open a dialogue which traverses the fragile boundaries between reality and perception, challenging the very concept of stability between ourselves and the landscape around us.
The Private View will include live events. For more information please go to the website at www.dis-place.com