Light Readingís 2007 series continues with a conversation between filmmaker and artist Matthew Noel-Tod and writer and curator William Fowler. Work by Matthew Noel-Tod will be screened alongside a rare viewing of Lindsay Andersonís Raz Dwa Trzy (The Singing Lesson)
Matthew Noel-Tod studied Fine Art at The Slade School of Fine Art, London, Fachhochschule Aachen, Germany and Norwich School of Art and Design. In 2005-06 he produced the video and book project Obcy Aktorzy / Foreign Actors
(2006) at a-i-r laboratory, Centre for Contemporary Art, Warsaw, Poland. Previous videos include Nausea
(2003) and Jetzt Im Kino
(2003). Recent screenings and exhibitions include EMAF, Germany (2007) and Houston Centre for Photography, USA (2007). Previous screenings and exhibitions include Whitechapel Project Space (2007), 35th International Film Festival Rotterdam (2006), The Times bfi 49th London Film Festival, National Film Theatre (2005) and San Francisco Art Institute (2005).
William Fowler is Curator of Artistsí Moving Image at the BFI National Archive. He previously worked for LUX on the projects Visionary Landscapes (2003) and Keep Moving Images (2005). He has written articles for Vertigo magazine about both contemporary filmmakers and archival moving image. Forthcoming curatorial projects at the BFI include New Lands; a weekend of artists' moving image, performance and installation (June 2007), The Politics of Experience: R. D. Laing (Summer 2007) and the production of a Peter Whitehead DVD. He is also the co-programmer of regular cult film slot, The Flipside.
Matthew Noel-Tod and William Fowler are founding members of the critical cinema group Free Cinema Seven.