The Light & Shadow Salon


doors open at 7:30pm for a prompt 8pm start

(£5 entry on the door)




curated by Rogan Productions and Chiara Ambrosio

Tonight's Salon explores the visionary aspects of craft, the ways in which it shapes our world, bringing vision literally into existence. The curated programme of short films will look at the relationship between craft and the imagination form a variety of angles: from an intimate portrait of traditional crafts to unorthodox, quixotic construction projects, to the magical world of animated matter in stop-motion animation. It will be a celebration of the wonderful ways in which the hand translates the inner workings of vision.

Featuring work by:

John Gutierrez

James Rogan

Mikey Please

Chiara Ambrosio


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)