Collaboration with Black Triangle
Several anarchistwood related pop Videoswere screened Portobello Film Festival this Autumn. Body, (dir. Lynda Boudjeltia & George Pritchard, edit Zoe Rixon 2016); Bomb in a Luggage Rack (dir. Black Triangle with anarchistwood 2017); Clowns Anonymous (dir. Black Triangle & funkcutter 2018) & Fear is the Mind Killer (dir. Black Triangle & funkcutter 2018.) The big news is that this film won the Music Film award at Portobello Film Festival 2018.
Fear is the Mind Killer first review on screening of 28th July 2018 at Subterfuge in Overdrive Studios, Deptford was from David Barlow
"Video was awesome! Aphex Twin meets League of Gentlemen, but weirder. Can’t wait to see it again!!! So Pro (0;"
We most enjoyed the audience reaction. It was a first view for the cast too. Enormous thank yous to our stars Jenny Runacre, Sobriety Twist, Sexton Ming, Peter Kopinski - our intrepid reporter and supplier of the Clown Catchers van, Jan Daniels - who not only performed three roles, but made great special effects and giant heads, Stella Meltdown - Group Leader of Clowns Anonymous, Ella Guru - funkcutter's fearless stunt double, Andrea Pyke, Nik Llawr, Amanda Hull and all the other people who gave up time and space Knox and Marie at Rock n Roll Rescue, The Dublin Castle and particularly Ron & Jenny for locations in Kent and Deptford & use of the lovely Lily Mars. Not to forget Steve Teers for use of his DVcamera. Biggest of all thank yous to our very own Black Triangle, film maker Lindsey Studholme : thee most Premier of Pros and also to Pink Charlotte & Nigel Camp for additional filming, the video editing suites and continued support throughout this project.
Bomb in a Luggage Rack (2017) by Black Triangle & anarchistwood
Clowns Anonymous (2018) by Black Triangle & funkcutter
With a background in VJing and visual installation punkvert made their first narrative film piece 'One Useless Prick' back 2003. The idea had been with funkcutter for some time, but the invitation to submit work to the Women VJs special at a VJ Culture event hosted by Oli Sorenson gave punkvert the necessary target to 'get her done'.
With Adobe Premiere firmly ensconced on the hard drive punkvert went to work furiously only to find that hard drives seem to melt in July as the 8th August deadline approached.
Luckily the old analogue skills honed from many years in squat parties came into use and the piece was eventually extracted onto a VHS tape and handed to Oli.
The screening in the ICA was a rare old evening although the prospect of answering questions about the 'meaning' of the film baffled punkvert who were mostly white knuckled trying not to snigger. Particularly during the parts where most of the men in the audience made a sharp intake of breath as a penis was ground into a lemon squeezer.
Excerpt from The Beautiful and the Rare
The Beautiful and the Rare 2010
Erreth Sondabeng produced the Rude Mechanicals album Cyclops and the Wildebeest in the autumn of 2009 after a frenzied recording session at Shed studios in July 2009. Bivalve Productions have brought together a special show about the making of the album and how the Rudes have been affected by fame in the months since the album release in January 2010. Premiered at the Portobello Film Festival 2010
Tuli Kupferberg / Thelma Blitz Punkvert Remix 2009
Ardent fans of Tuli's Perverbs on Youtube, punkvert decided to include some of these words of wisdom in their Portbello Film Festival special event. Eventually punkvert uploaded the mix to archive.org for Thelma and Tuli to see. Thelma broadcasted the mix on PBS in the US for a special Tuli show. Tuli passed over 12th July 2010
402 - 2008 Award winning AV documentary about the relationship between Treatment Rooms artist - Baroness von Reichardt and her pen pal - Texas death row inmate - John Joe Amador otherwise known as Ash. The Baroness flew to Texas in August 2007 to witness Ash's execution. Texan family and friends welcomed artist Nick Reynolds and allowed him to make Ash's death mask hours after his state ordained murder.
Nocioception 2007/8 - by Sobriety Twist. Filmed by Sobriety and funkcutter - edits by funkcutter, original soundtrack composed by Paul Blackwood.
Flush 2008 - made with Fancy Chance, Erreth Sondabeng and Sista Kist. Sound track by The Nylon Bypass.
Tales From the Treatment Rooms - The Luis Ramirez Story - 2006 Award winning AV documentary about the relationship between Treatment Rooms artist - Baroness von Reichardt and her pen pal - Texas death row inmate - Luis Ramirez and the subsequent mosaic ceramic art wall she erected in his honour.
Strip 333 - 2005 - Art Installation and Animated Film - a lush masonic Drag Striptease shown at Redgate Gallery Loughborough Junction and the Foundry where Mr Blackwood's arse was stolen from it's frame....
One Useless Prick - 2003 - Acid house meets Carry On - a tale of housework and jilted sex toys. Batteries Not Included.
Moments of Bliss - 2014 collaborative performance work with Nigel from Tunnelmental Experimental Assemble and Jason Doghouse of Sicknote - film edited by James Steele