Festival: Filmic, Watershed, Bristol, until March 31 2012
Art, music and film entwine in a series of screenings and events at Watershed until the end of the month, taking inspiration from scores such as the ones Bernard Herrmann made for Alfred Hitchcock in the inaugural year of this cinematic festival.
It culminates with a visit by triple Oscar winner Michel Legrand, but before then it features an evening of live iPad art from Inkie, a local street artist whose mobile canvasses will be projected in real time, responding to audio and video based on The Windmills of Your Mind, the signature song from Legrand’s The Thomas Crown Affair.
“Sketching with a Tablet is really fast and extremely accurate,” says Inkie, reflecting on a medium given new gravitas by David Hockney's masterful use of it in his highly acclaimed current Royal Academy show.
“I’ll be able to respond to the music on the spot and the audience will be able to watch as I’m creating the pieces and re-animate them in sequence. This is a first for me, and the first time its been used for this purpose for street art in the UK.”
- Visit Filmic online for the full programme.