The Dark Horse Moving Picture Show
The Dark Horse Moving Picture Show is a Film and Live Performance event by Jennet Thomas and Paul Tarragó featuring special guest Leo Chadburn (a.k.a. Simon Bookish). It will premiere brand new Film/Performance/Music works by all three artists, as well as explore work from their extensive back catalogues of films and songs. This rich and strange cocktail of aesthetic pleasures, urgent ideas and cerebral experimentations will explore new hybrid territories that include a Mystery Event, plus Quiz with Prizes …
Jennet Thomas makes videos, performances and installations using speculative, experimental writing. The work can look like T.V. news, experimental film, childrens’ drama, or performance art behavior, with uncanny visual and verbal puns, opening up collective constructions of the meaningful. It is often absurd and disturbingly entertaining. Based in London, her work emerged from the anarchistic, experimental culture of London’s underground film and live art club scene in the 90′s, where she was a co founder of the Exploding Cinema Collective.
Her work shows across Europe and North America with recent solo shows SCHOOL OF CHANGE and ALL SUFFERING SOON TO END! at Matt’s Gallery, London, THE ADVICE SHAPE at Outpost, Norwich, THE BROKEN SHAPE at the Pleasure Dome, Toronto, and RETURN OF THE BLACK TOWER at Peer.
Paul Tarragó’s work is a mix of underground experimentation and metafiction, tugging at the leash of film language but with narrative often held close at hand. His work has shown widely on film festival and gallery circuits (International Film Festival Rotterdam, NYUFF, EMAF, National Review of Live Art, Triangle France, Brooklyn Museum of Art, ICA London), and includes several award winning experimental narratives, video installation, a collaborative feature film, cinematic sketchbooks, moving image + live soundtrack performance work, etc.
Leo Chadburn is best known as Simon Bookish, under which guise he has released three albums of transgressive, investigatory pop and electronic music. He is also a classically-trained composer, producer, arranger, vocalist and live artist, whose work includes experimental music, improvisation and remixes for some brilliant artists. He has a special interest in contemporary visual art, collaborating on some acclaimed video and installation art projects in the last few years. He occasionally writes on creative music. He is also currently an associate composer of the LSO (London Symphony Orchestra), as part of their 'Soundhub' scheme.