Take the Credits! works from the idea that the final moments of a film — where, conventionally, a point of resolution has been reached, music plays and the credits roll — could become a climactic centre piece to a period of experimentation and collaborative making.
Giles Bailey & CIRCA Projects will run short, drop-in workshops producing texts/scripts, images, objects/props and video that will gradually fill the venue with an installation. Rather than the conventional passive viewing experience, Take the Credits! will be an opportunity to re-imagine what form a film could take.
On Saturday evening at 9:30 the Peace Church will be open to all to gather and watch the credits roll with outro music performed live by Letitia Pleiades. An after ‘wrap’ party will be hosted by Giles Bailey & CIRCA Projects on Saturday evening following the performances with music and Karaoke at the Berwick Brown Bear Pub.
In 2016, arts organisation CIRCA Projects invited artist Giles Bailey to spend two-years producing a new body of work with them in the northeast of England. The project started with a live event entitled World is Sudden: Part I, co-curated and designed especially for last year’s Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival. For this year’s edition, Take the Credits builds upon a current interest in transparent and open-ended art making – sharing works in progress and creating structures in which other people can also have agency.
Giles Bailey works largely with performance, writing or strategically appropriating texts that he performs himself. CIRCA Projects is an organisation that collaborates with local and international artists and partners to initiate contemporary art situations exploring context and format, rooted in the specific conditions of the northeast of England. It is run by Adam Phillips, Dawn Bothwell and Sam Watson. Letitia Pleiades is a Glasgow-based activist, artist, musician and DJ. They are part of the collective performance group Asparagus Piss Raindrop and non-profit community organisation Glasgow Open Dance School.