Loophole Cinema (1989–1998) was a collection of artists, specialising in large scale installation and performance work, usually of a site's specific nature. Core membership included Greg Pope, Bea Haut, Ben Hayman, Paul Rodgers, Ivan Pope.
Loophole Cinema event list
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June 1997, Light Struck, Artis, Netherlands Large scale performance in a cigar factory turned art venue. Collaboration with Karel Doing and Anet van Elzen, making site specific films and soundtracks
New Year’s Eve 1996, Cine Nova, Bruxelles, Belgium. Film and noise collaboration with various members of Metamkine and LLOG, improvised and presented as a cinematic performance.
Oct. 1996, The International Symposium of Shadows, London Event with 36 artists from 7 countries, exposing and exploring the nature of the shadow. Devised, produced and hosted by Loophole Cinema. Including the first ‘Shadow laboratory’ an experiment in working in expanded collaborations, in this instant using all the artists.
Jan 1996, Rotterdam Film Festival, Rotterdam, Netherlands film, shadow and sound performance utilising small sound installations
Dec. 1995, Down There,Bridewell Theatre, London Shadow performance using film and live video with an underground swimming pool and various sound installations
June 1995, Flood, the Castle, London Large scale multi-projection installation and performance housed within a Victorian water pumping station. Live vocals and trumpet, sampled sounds, film and shadow projection sand live video performances using rock climbing technologies. (with thanks to Ragga and Andy Diagram)
June 1995, Nantes, France Outdoor film, shadow, sound and smoke projections within wind-driven sailing screens
June 1995, Poitiers, France Multi-leaved screens lifting above audience during shadow, film, sound projection. Live feed video.
May 1995, Upside, London Film Makers Coop Live feed video performance and shadow show presented in front of and below the audience. Connecting holes cut in the floor allowed water, sound and smoke to pass between these spaces.
Nov.1994, Myriad, Kino Flasch Flood, Belgium Partially outdoor shadow performance,film and fire projection, layered installation, sound performance.
Oct. 1994, Ministry of sound, (Nose Paint) London Multi-screen film and shadow projection with improvised music performance
July 1994, London Underground, Bridewell Theatre, London Film, shadow and live feed video projection, low tech sound installations and disappearing screens.
June 1994, Zap Club, Brighton Multi screen film and improvised sound and noise.
April 1994, Prism Engine, Quick Festival, Purcell Rooms, London Light, shadow, video, film and sound projection from within a screened pyramid enclosure. The performance that was contained in the end broke it’s boundaries.
New Year’s Eve, 1993, Night of the Fire Cabinets II, The Tannery, London Fire, video, kinetics, film, sound installation, and “walk through”performance. Staged in a derelict three storey factory and its surrounding courtyards.
Sept.1993, Circus of the Senses, European Media Arts Festival, Germany Large scale journey performance staged in a deserted steel works and the surrounding, partly cleared landscape. Site specific kinetics, sound, video, film, shadow and fire projection. Physical performance and factory operation within the audience .
June 1993, Night of the Fire Cabinets I, Brockwell park Lido, London, (Exploding Cinema) Fire, film, wind and shadow projection cabinets built in 9 metal changing room lockers spanning a corner of the empty outdoor swimming pool. Live performance involving the operation and investigation of these cabinets including miniature shadow theatres, light manipulation, distress flares and constructed sound scape.
May 1993, Levitation, red rose club, London Musicians Collective Miniature shadow theatre performance, gothic horror/humor and circus tricks involving levitation of a body and hand held shadow engines.
April 1993, Shot in the Dark, ICA, London Shadow and image multiprojection performance culminating in a high, low and no tech walk in installation for the audience. Computer controlled sound and imagery combined with shadow puppetry and light manipulation whilst voice performance and manipulated sound was mapped around the audience. Also used in this event was a probabilistic text generator and a series of prepared lenses for use in image manipulation.
July 1993, Vacant Procession, Condemned 20 storey estate block, Birmingham Film projections in constructed”sight lines” through the walls of twelve 2 bedroomed flats. Performance involving the controlled demolition and creation of new rooms involving the audience in a “walk through” installation.
May 1992, the Bond Gallery, Birmingham Propaganda Beacons- Constructed light and sound mechanisms installed and connected to motion sensors to create an interactive light, sound and shadow engine.
Oct.1991, London Film Festival Installation of propaganda Beacons(-see above)
May 1991, London Film Makers Coop Shadow engine consisting of : shadow wall performance, cacophony room, shadow maze, film projections, live sounds and noise.
Oct. 1990 Effects of darkened rooms, National review of Live Art, Glasgow. Shadow wall performance, cacophony room, shadow maze, film projections and live sounds.
Sept. 1989 Glasgow Third Eye Centre ‘Event’ involving the arrangement of 14 super-8 projectors and one 16mm projector Loophole Cinema archive footage