The Light & Shadow Salon



Curated by Guillaume Vallée

Doors open at 7:30pm, programme begins at 8pm sharp

(£5 entry on the door)

Groop Index is a Montreal-based collective of filmmakers and visual artists. The group formed in 2011 in order to review, support, advise, and produce each other’s projects. Our primary concern is to produce work with a sense of community.

Groop*Index is Irene Boleda, Igor Boudnikov, Vitalyi Bulychev, Olivier Creurer, Ralitsa Doncheva, Sonya Mladenova, Mandi Morgan, Sonya Stefan, Guillaume Vallée.


L’Écho des Îles – Sonya Stefan – 16mm – 11:15 Unfortunately it was Paradise – Ralitsa Doncheva – HD – 10:00 The Yellow Ghost – Guillaume Vallée – 16mm – 04:00 Analog Hellraiser #3 – Guillaume Vallée – VHS – 04:00 Untitled – Guillaume Vallée – 16mm – 01:10 Square Sequin – Sonya Stefan – 16mm/Vidéo – 06:00 No Somos Invencibles – Irene Boleda – Super8 – 07:00

The night is curated by one of the members, Guillaume Vallée, who is currently traveling across Europe and will be present on the night to talk to you and answer your questions. The evening will also feature an extra special performance by London's very own Harmergeddon!

The Light & Shadow Salon is a place for artists, writers and audience to meet and share ideas about the past, present and future of the moving image in all its forms. The Salon is a place for exchange, interaction and cross-pollination and it welcomes active contributions and interventions from all its participants. The Salon endeavours to support a structured and informed dialogue around film, the moving image and all that it involves: from magic to science, from sound to the eye, from ritualism to storytelling, from myth-making to hypnosis. The Salon intends to act as a temporary and ephemeral container  for all the work, ideas and people with an independent, radical and idiosyncratic nature, who renounce to find a home in existing movements/institutions but rather embrace the nomadic and transitory nature of art. The Salon supports individual thought, inquisitive minds and a desire to further knowledge through dialogue and exchange.

‘So when you hear yourself invited to ‘see’, it is not the sight of this eye (of the flesh) that I would have you think about. You have another eye within, much clearer that that one, an eye that looks at the past, the present, and the future all at once, which sheds the light and keenness of its vision over all things, which penetrates things hidden and searches into complexities, needing no other light by which to see all this, but seeing by the light that it possesses itself.’ (Hugh of St Victor)