AV FESTIVAL 10: FILMS
Fri 5 March 2010 – Sun 14 March 2010

The AV Festival 10 film programme focused on artists who produce new work by recycling found film footage and archive material. These artists use a range of sources such as historic newsreels, home movies, feature films, advertisements, industrial or educational films.

Bringing neglected, forgotten or unseen archive film to life relies on the work being shared, re-circulated and sometimes altered. Without such openness, the archives are doomed to wither into oblivion. The Recycled Film programme explored the creative possibilities that come from digital technology coupled with this spirit of openness.

The programme presented work by artists who have pioneered this cut-and-paste culture. It included screenings of films by Craig Baldwin, Bruce Conner, Johan Grimonprez and Christian Marclay; a national symposium keynoted by Rick Prelinger; two live performance evenings; artist residencies at the Northern Region Film and Television Archive; and a guest appearance by Kenneth Anger.


Kenneth Anger: In Person

Fri 12 March 2010, 7pm

Tyneside Cinema

The legendary filmmaker and writer Kenneth Anger made a special guest appearance at AV Festival 10. Anger is a pioneering force in avant-garde cinema and a prolific writer...more


Rick Prelinger: The Lives of Energy

Sat 13 March 2010, 12pm

Tyneside Cinema

World premiere of a new feature-length montage film by Rick Prelinger, founder of the world famous...more


Prelinger Archives: A is for Atom

Thu 11 March 2010, 6.30pm

Tyneside Cinema

The US Prelinger Archives is one of the world’s largest collections of industrial, public information, educational, advertising...more


Craig Baldwin: Mock Up On Mu

Thu 11 March 2010, 9pm

Star and Shadow Cinema

This screening includes a special guest appearance by Craig Baldwin, filmmaker and founder of the Other Cinema in San Francisco. Mock Up On Mu...more



James Benning: Ten Skies

Mon 8 March 2010, 9pm

Star and Shadow Cinema

Ten Skies is one of the great works of US experimental filmmaker James Benning: ten shots of the sky, each lasting ten minutes. The experience of watching...more


Christian Marclay: Up and Out

Sat 6 March 2010, 12pm

Tyneside Cinema

Up and Out is Christian Marclay’s feature length video collage in which Michelangelo Antonioni’s 1966 masterpiece Blow Up is overlaid with the soundtrack...more


Johan Grimonprez: Double Take

Sun 7 March 2010, 12pm 

Tyneside Cinema

A hit of the 53rd London Film Festival 2009, Belgian artist and filmmaker Johan Grimonprez uses an assemblage of TV and newsreel material to muse on Alfred...more


Bruce Conner: CROSSROADS (1976)

Fri 5 March – Sun 14 March 2010

Tyneside Cinema

Depicting energy at its most dramatic and brutal, CROSSROADS (1976) is a montage of...more



Kenneth Anger Presents: Things to Come

Sat 6 March 2010, 6pm

Tyneside Cinema

In a special last-minute addition to AV Festival 10, Kenneth Anger personally introduced one of his favourite science fiction films...more


Archive Newsreel: Operation Crossroads

Fri 26 February – Fri 26 March 2010

Tyneside Cinema

The Tyneside Cinema was originally built as Newcastle’s News Theatre in 1937 and today is the finest...more


King Coal: A Century of Coal Mining on Film

Sun 14 March 2010, 12pm

Tyneside Cinema

Drawn from the BFI National Archive, King Coal offers a remarkable insight into an industry which came to define 20th...more


Symposium: Recycled Film

Fri 12 March 2010, 9.30am

Tyneside Cinema

This national symposium brings together leading film organisations, filmmakers, artists and archivists to discuss online access to film archives and...more



Recycled Film Lab: Craig Baldwin

Tue 9 March - Sat 13 March 2010 

Star and Shadow Cinema

As part of our Recycled Film programme, filmmaker Craig Baldwin led a five-day workshop for...more


Double Bill: Nervous Energy

Sun 7 March 2010, 7pm

Star and Shadow Cinema

This double bill features two classic global disaster films from the 1960s and 1970s. First up is The Day the Earth Caught Fire (1961) a journalist...more