Friday March 17th brought a programme of short films curated by James Harding who lectures in Film Studies at Hope University at the Cornerstone followed by electronica music from the Hive Collective with Tom Q and Scrubber Fox.
The films were all 16mm reels so you get added tension of wondering how soon there will be the inevitable technical hitch and the sequence was titled 'UNDER THE FREEWAY/URBAN LANDSCAPES'. Artists' cinema often reveals the sections of a city which have been ignored in standard topographies.
Guy Sherwin's 'Under the Freeway was a (too long) 16 min. film of street-life at a busy intersection beneath a freeway in San Francisco. I found that rather boring to be honest but the other 3 films were more entertaining or short enough to at least hold my attention.
They were 'Money' by Henry Hills, 'Talking to a Stone' by Inger Lisa Hansen and 'Nocturne' by Emily Richardson.
Sadly I couldn't stay for much of the music and left while Tom Q was testing the quality of the speakers via his laptop.