Saturday, November 26, 2016

Unravel at the Whitney Musem of American Art - December 2016

So some big big news for Unravel We're overly excited and pleased to announce that we have been invited to the Whitney Museum of American Art this December. Collaborating with local communities; members, seniors, teens and school groups to create a collective portrait in tandem with the major exhibition 'Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art, 1905–2016' full of incredible artists and filmmakers. We are humbled and thrilled to be hosted at such a major international institution and greatly looking forward to bringing the Unravel project to New York....

Thursday, November 24, 2016

A return to Robert Burns Centre Film theatre - October 22nd 2016

Chris: One of the fantastic things about the Unravel project has always been the lasting relationships we've been able to build with individuals, organisations, families, filmmakers, directors and hosts. It's had a real impact on each of the Unravel members in their  practice and created long lasting friendships and working partnerships. So it was wonderful for me to return to the Robert Burns Centre Film and Theatre just short of four years later than my previous workshop :
This venue really has something special, and one of the only places that came not just with its own 16mm projector but dedicated Projectionist. Comparing these two posts is something special, as you may notice some of the same participants who have grown up a little here and there in the gap between workshops.
A huge thank you to everyone who came down and participated - it was so good to return to Dumfries.

You can also read about Jo's activities working with communities in Bedford on her blog here:

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Saturday 8th February at The NewBridge Project

Chris is currently on a residency at The NewBridge Project supported by Northern Film + Media and ran an Unravel workshop in their book shop which is in the middle of Newcastle.
An especially vibrant film was made that spliced detailed and meticulously studied sections using spray paint and hole punches to more energetic scribbles by some of the younger participants who joined us. Thanks to everyone who came down or helped out during the day - it was great fun!

You can follow Chris's progress through his residency at the Connect Exchange website here
(Don't miss the Film Material Soup #9 event coming up on the 15th Feb)

Next up... Maria runs our workshop in London at the Pumphouse Gallery

Friday, January 24, 2014

Upcoming dates!

Happy newish year!
We've got some brand new dates coming up in February at opposite end of England. Maria will be running a workshop at the Pumphouse Gallery on the 16th February in London whilst Chris will be running a public workshops during his residency at the NewBridge Project in Newcastle as part of the Connect/Exchange programme initiated by Northern Film and Media on Saturday 8th February.
Come back for more details nearer the time. Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Saturday 15th June, Dunoon Film Festival

Jo and Maria were on the road again in June, to hold a workshop at the inaugural Dunoon Film Festival. After two trains and one ferry (and a big splash of sea-waves for Maria) they spend two fantastic days in Dunoon, a beautiful sea-side town with a rich history as a coastal resort for holidaying Glaswegians coming down the River Clyde.

The workshop took place on Saturday the 15th of June, at Burgh Hall, a beautiful building undergoing much needed rennovation thanks to a passionate and determined local initiative:
We recorded interviews with some of the engineers, architects and community activists involved in the restoration; it will all be included in the final soundtrack.

The Unravel workshop was sponsored by Dunoon Community Radio, and DJ Sam invited Jo and Maria to the studio for an interview and some tunes:

It was a real pleasure to have been part of this festival. A big thanks to Matt Lloyd Co-curator and Producer of the Festival and Kirtsin Innes PR. 

Friday, July 05, 2013

Next workshop in Liverpool - Kazimier Garden Project on Sunday 14th July

Looking forward to being part of the excellent Kazimier's Garden Project  on Sunday 14th July - although we wish we there the same weekend as their upcoming date with the incredible Shangaan Electro who run a workshop there on the 20th July ;):

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Please sign this petition to keep the National Media Museum open...

A plea from Chris:
We've visited and run workshops at the National Media Musem twice with Unravel, they've installed our work as a work in progress too, not to mention the inspiration and support they have offered countless generations and families visiting Bradford to spark interests in the moving image.
 Personally, I visited the museum multiple times as a child, and it undoubtedly left its mark on myself - as I know it did on many of the artists and film makers who were able to visit such an amazing and innovative museum outside of London.
It would be a total loss to the country if this museum was allowed to close due to cuts by the Government and the Science Museum in London. Please, please sign!
Thank you.

UPDATE - Thanks to everyone who signed the petition, the news is that the museum has been saved at least for now -
Why not show your support for the museum by attending this summer!
Chris x