Following a sold-out April event, BURN returns to the Hackney Attic as part of the East End Film Festival. Expect another hot-mess jukebox of work made for the camera by the cream of east London’s underground cabaret and alternative performance scenes, from comedy and music to documentaries and experimental work. This event includes ‘Vinegar to Jam’, a short documentary by Edward Lawrenson and BURN creator Ben Walters about the final performances of Jonny Woo and the LipSinkers at the seminal Bistrotheque cabaret room in Bethnal Green, accompanied by live performance by the LipSinkers’ Blanche Dubois.
For artists perennially working on a shoestring, the advent of cheap DV has opened up new dimensions of the imagination. From music videos to gorgeously photographed art films, high-concept gags to experiments in light, video-interactive live work to low-budget features, the moving image is being embraced by the underground as never before.
BURN is a place for these sparks to combust.
Since debuting at Bistrotheque in Bethnal Green with three sold-out events (including a screening of Uncle David with David Hoyle), BURN has been part of the London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival at BFI Southbank, Mother’s Ruin at Manchester’s Contact theatre, the Hot August Fringe at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern and Mimetic at the Dugdale Centre, Enfield, and held events at the Hackney Attic and Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club. More details at http://BURNlondon.com
£5.00. Tickets available from the Hackney Picturehouse website here