Artist Film Workshop Screening Programme
Curated by Richard Tuohy
AFW is an open, membership funded and membership run collective in Melbourne, Australia. Its focus is on creating a space for learning about and using motion picture film in art practices. Like other labs in the ever expanding network of artist run labs, the centre of gravity at AFW is the dark room. It’s a DIY thing, the point being to make film use, and film experimentation, both affordable and accessible. This program represents a sample of some of the recent output from the lab. It must be born in mind that the artist run film lab is not a substitute for the commercial film lab; we can’t do what they do. Rather, the artist run lab is always about something else, about what else cinema can be, outside the possibilities of commercial realm.