Spike Island

Children's FilmsPresented by Gareth Moore


30 April to 3 May 2014


Free, donations welcome

Event type

Other events

Various locations across Bristol

Children’s Films is a special film programme aimed exclusively at children. Screened in a cinema-bus, this is a unique cinematic experience inviting 5–12 year olds to immerse themselves in the world of film with these 16mm shorts, which were commissioned by Gareth Moore (b. 1975, Canada) from seven international artists: Ulla von Brandenburg, Keren Cytter, Geoffrey Farmer, Julia Fereyr, Harrell Fletcher, Mike Marshall and Sylvain Sailly.

The films will be shown in an extraordinary piece of cinematic memorabilia and transport heritage, a Vintage Mobile Cinema. This is the last remaining vehicle from a fleet of seven, that was custom-built by the British Government under the auspice of the Ministry of Technology in the late sixties to travel around the country and promote new ventures in British industry. (www.vintagemobilecinema.co.uk)

The screenings will take place at four locations across the city: Room 13 Hareclive at the Hareclive Primary School (BS13), The Southville Centre (BS3), Junction 3 Library (BS5), and Brunel Square, right beside the ss Great Britain (BS1), the final screening being part of the Bristol Art Weekender.

Adults will be only admitted if accompanied by a child.

Duration 25 minutes. Free, donations welcome.

Children’s Films was commissioned by the Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver; Bielefelder Kunstverein, Germany; IPS, Birmingham, UK and the Whitstable Biennale, UK

Schedule of film screenings:

30 April, 11am–3pm
Room 13 Hareclive c/o Hareclive Academy, Moxham Drive, Hartcliffe, Bristol BS13 OHP

1 May, 3–6pm
The Southville Centre, Beauley Road, Southville, Bristol BS3 1QG

2 May, 11am–5pm
Junction 3 Library, Baptist Mills, Easton, Bristol BS5 0FJ

3 May, 11am–5pm
Brunel Square next to ss Great Britain, Harbourside, Bristol BS1 6TY

Information on the films:

Julia Feyrer
The Little Hunchback, 2011
Video transferred to 16mm film, 3:04 min

Harrell Fletcher
Pippi and Thelonius, 2011
Iphone video transferred to 16mm film, 2:00 min

Ulla von Brandenburg
Zwei Männer und das Wildschwein (Two Men and the Wild Boar), 2011
Video transferred to 16mm film, 3:46 min

Mike Marshall
Birdsong, 2012
Video transferred to 16mm, 2:00 min

Sylvain Sailly
Orbis, 2012
Computer animation transferred to 16mm film, 2:33 min

Keren Cytter
Tina Fenomena, 2011
HD video transferred to 16mm film, 6:12 min

Geoffrey Farmer
The Drawer, 2011
Video transferred to 16mm film, 4:58 min

All films courtesy the artists.

Gareth Moore

Gareth Moore (b. 1975, Canada) lives and works in Vancouver. His major outdoor installation, a place, near the buried canal was commissioned as part of dOCUMENTA (13) in Kassel in 2012. Other recent solo projects include: Blocked Arch, Deferred Ceremony, Dawn Chorus. Tra-diddle da. Like a fly in slow suspense, Glasgow International (2014); Children’s Films, Bielefelder Kunstverein; International Project Space, Birmingham; Whitstable Biennial; and Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver (all 2012); Rocks on a Clock, Some Photos of Ducks, A Collection of Masks and a Post to Touch, Lüttgenmeijer, Berlin; Selected Chapters from Uncertain Pilgrimage, Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver (both 2009); CCA Wattis Institute of Contemporary Arts, San Francisco; Gareth Moore: As a Wild Boar Passes Water, Witte de With, Rotterdam (both 2008). His work has been included in numerous group exhibitions: Sobey Art Award, MOCCA, Toronto (2012); Montreal Biennial (2011); It Is What It Is, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa (2010); Nothing to Declare, The Power Plant, Toronto; Every Version Belongs to the Myth, Project Arts Centre, Dublin; Sentimental Journey, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver; Nomads, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa (all 2009).