Learning exchange and play

Learning, Exchange and Play

The 'Learning, Exchange, and Play' Series is a series of experimental films produced as part of an ongoing campaign which seeks to open up the space for creative, alternative, and non-instrumentalised pedagogical stylistics in the face of the neoliberal homogenisation of teaching possibilities in contemporary education. 

The Drone Cut Up Project

THE DRONE CUT UP PROJECT

Part of a research project by Erzsébet Strausz, (Central European University, Budapest) and Trevor McKrisken, (The University of Warwick) using the "cut-up" method to disrupt and reassemble the narratives and meanings given to drone attacks against suspected terrorists. The technique, inspired by the work of Brion Gysin, William Burroughs and David Bowie is an innovative approach to research in International Security. Their chapter on Cut-Ups was published in the book Critical Methods for the Study of World Politics: Creativity and Transformation edited by Shine Choi, Anna Selmeczi and Erzsébet Strausz (Routledge, December 2019).

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Dissonance

DISSONANCE

(2010) - 3min 51sec

A nightmare about distraction.

The Death of Descartes

THE LATER DEATH OF DESCARTES

(2011) - 29min 57sec

An actor listens to, and later performs, the final words of suicidal biographer Robert Moore; a tape recording of a diatribe about his ruined career and its parallels with his final, forgotten subject, the French geometer Tomas Laurent.

His director discusses and debates the nuances of Moore’s character with him, and faces the probing questions of two journalists invited onto the set to discuss his career in film.

Bodies

Bodies

(2013) - 9min 13sec

Out in the woods a man is dying, but he is not dying alone.

Rain Down

Rain Down

(2013)

A film about light, memory and temporal links through time. The film features experimental chalk animation and a trip to a lantern festival held in the northwest.

We're The People People See From Trains

WE’RE THE PEOPLE PEOPLE SEE FROM TRAINS

(2015) - 24min 57sec

When a family gathers for a weeknight meal, a mother, a father, a son and a teenage daughter struggle to keep up appearances and feign politeness in the unexpected company of the girl’s boyfriend. But the veneer of togetherness soon cracks, and the quietly bubbling resentment finally boils over, as their festering regret and disappointment is revealed. People who are only themselves when they aren’t with each other discover that being together doesn’t mean they are not apart.

Summerland

Summerland

(2015)

An experimental documentary project about the making of a horror film whilst the lead actor is dying of pancreatic cancer.

Brick Dust

Brick Dust

(2016)

Documenting a found collection of photographs and connecting them to a road trip, the purpose of which is to scatter ashes at an unmarked grave.

The Nature of Things

The Nature of Things

(2017)

Daylight falls on the woodland near a monastery and cold-blooded creatures live through the darkness of night.

Bread and Treacle Band

Bread and Treacle Band

(2017/18)

A documentary film that follows a brass band from the north of England to the river Rhine in Germany. The film documents journey, performances and the social impact that the band has had since 1871.

These Machines Haven't Finished Yet

THESE MACHINES HAVEN’T FINISHED YET

(2018) - 56min

A film about electronic music pioneer Delia Derbyshire and the Deliaphonic Festival she inspired.

The Seventh

THE SEVENTH

(2019) - 111min 46sec

A farmer searches for what has been stolen from him. A film about family, revenge, history, power, fear and nature.

Untitled #13

UNTITLED #13

(2020) - 55sec

Catch The Light

Catch the Light

(2020)

Catch the Light is a series of candid interviews that reveal the thoughts and dreams of a young girl living in an isolated region of North-West England.

Loci

LOCI

(2020-)

An ongoing series of shorts about ‘alternative’ art in the UK, each one focusing on an individual artist or collective

The Pale God

THE PALE GOD

Coming soon

Shuck

SHUCK

Coming soon