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Screenings of The Good Dark in Edinburgh (April 19) and Stirling (April 26)

April 17, 2018

There will be screenings of The Good Dark, made by Lucas Chih-Peng Kao, in Edinburgh and Stirling over the next fortnight. First in Edinburgh at the Cameo Cinema, 7pm, Thursday 19 April, and in the Mediterranea Restaurant, Stirling, 7pm, Thursday 26 April. The screenings are part of the unDependence Film Festival, and you can read their whole programme here.

A poet wanders through a desolate house and sees the reanimated lives of Jim and Flo, the previous tenants. As the poet recites his poem, bringing the worlds of the past, present and imagination closer, the couple struggle to grasp the last breath of their relationship.

The Good Dark is A Short Film

May 24, 2017

My poem has become a short film. Here’s a peek.

The Good Dark is a short film based on the poem ‘Untitled (Snoopy)’ by Ryan Van Winkle. Directed and produced by Lucas Kao. Produced, shot and scripted by Leo Michael Bruges (AyeFilm 2017). ‘Untitled (Snoopy)’ was published in ‘The Good Dark’ (2015) and is featured here with the kind permission of Penned in the Margins, London.

Ryan hosting Highlight Arctic

April 2, 2015

If you like great films about parts of the world that don’t tend to cross our radar, Highlight Arts has just the thing. On Tuesday 14 April in the Red Lecture Theatre in Summerhall I’ll be hosting Highlight Arctic an evening of films, slides, stories and discussion on the landscape, ecology and culture of the High North, at a time when the Arctic region is experiencing enormous and rapid transition.

I’ll be joined by award-winning author Gavin Francis, geographic-architects Lateral North and the Highlight Arctic team to uncover some of the unique peoples, events, research and artworks shaping and defining life in the Arctic today. Hope to see you there!

What: Highlight Arctic

When: Tuesday 14 April, 8-9.30pm.

Where: Red Lecture Theatre, Summerhall, Edinburgh

How Much: £8/£6, (£4 for #SciPals students)

Ryan Collaborates with Hiva Oa and Ania Urbanowska

January 7, 2014

If you’ve got a bit of time out today, or fancy putting something relaxing in your ears (and maybe eyes), have a listen to ‘water with wind, later fire’, a piece by Hiva Oa featuring words by Mesa Begic and myself from the Commiserate project and pictures by Ania Urbanowska. Enjoy.

Ryan joins Screen Bandita in the Battersea Arts Centre

October 30, 2013

I’ll be in London this weekend working on a scratch theatre piece with Screen Bandita, cooking up some collage poems with your old photos and spools of super 8 film. It’s at the Battersea Arts Centre, Sunday 3 November, 10am-1pm, and it’s totally free. See you there!

Screen Bandita and Ryan Van Winkle invite you to contribute to their participatory, community gathering: a welcoming space in which to share, speak and see.

Do you have any spools of Super 8 film or old slides gathering dust in the attic? Bring them along and we’ll project them for you! And if you have any old photographs you’d like to share, come and display them in our pop-up gallery! Soundtracking the afternoon will be a pair of antiquated Russian gramophones and a myriad of interesting records from our collection.

Poet Ryan Van Winkle would be pleased to see any old newspaper clippings, scrapbooks or to talk about memorable local events. We’ll also have copies of posters and clippings from the BAC archive and Ryan will be leading a workshop on ‘collage poems’ melding your own history with that of the area.

Suitable for young and old, this friendly, informal session is a chance to rediscover films from your collection, as well as an opportunity share memories, recollections and stories.

What: Bring Your Own Archive with Screen Bandita

Where: Battersea Arts Centre, Lavender Hill, Battersea, London, SW11 5TN

When: Sunday 3 November, 10am-1pm

How Much: FREE

Shining Through the Shadows with Screen Bandita

June 18, 2013

STTS flyerOn Saturday 29 June I will be performing live at the Traverse Theatre alongside a gramophone and an 8mm film in Screen Bandita‘s Shining Through the Shadows, a mesmerising and surreal piece of expanded cinema that unfolds themes of memory, place and experience.

The piece is part of Black Box Live, and will be followed by Paris-based Collectif Nominoe and Finnish artist Sami van Ingen. Join us for a very special evening of analogue adventures!

What: Black Box Live

Where: Traverse Theatre Edinburgh

When: 21:15, Saturday 29 June

How Much: £6 / £5

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