November 6th – 8th sees the launch of One Minute Hull, a new three day Artists Moving Image Festival. The festival, the first of its kind in Hull, will feature over 500 artists’ one minute videos, including work from Turner and BAFTA Prize Winners, screened at venues across the city.
You can’t boil an egg or cook toast, but you can tell a story. You can’t bake a cake or build a snowman, but you can convey an emotion.
One Minute Hull is the first festival dedicated to the power, charm and challenge, posed by the one minute film genre. Curated and organised by artist/filmmaker Kerry Baldry and filmmaker/graphic artist Mark Wigan, One Minute Hull, will feature internationally renowned filmmakers including Turner Prize and BAFTA award winners alongside recent graduates.
‘After eight years of local and internationally screened One Minute Volumes 1- 8 – special one hour long screenings of one minute films – Kerry feels that now is the right time, to hold an exciting, visually rich and well-informed festival, dedicated to the one minute format.
It takes a skilled artist to create a fully-formed work, that contains a message, elicits a particular feeling or generates a new idea in just one minute of footage.
The Opening Reception and launch event is 6 November at Museum of Club Culture from 6.30 – 9pm in its new location Suite 5, Bond 31, 42, High Street Hull.
The launch event will feature am1nation, a festival commissioned programme, of animations presented by Martin Pickles from The London Animation Club. am1nation will also include work by Tim Pope and BAFTA winning animation director, Jonathan Hodgson.
There will also be a talk by Michael Szpakowski, artist, composer and joint-editor of the online video resource DVblog
One Minute Hull will include home-grown talent, with selections from the recent open call and will feature work from Hull School of Art and Design and Bransholme Community Enterprise, within local community arts programmes.
One Minute Hull takes place inside venues across the city centre and marina, including: The Museum of Club Culture (High Street), Central Library, Studio Eleven Gallery and Thieving Harrys cafe/bar in Humber Street.
See www.1minutehull.blogspot.co.uk for more details.
One Minute Hull, Artists Moving Image Festival is supported by Arts Council England and Hull City Arts.