25 episodes

A podcast dedicated to artists’ moving image, experimental film and festivals and installation art. We talk to artists, programmers and curators, film festival producers and anyone else we meet whose work we enjoy or who we think you’ll find interesting. We will be asking people about what inspires them, how they approach their work, the highs and lows, how as artists we deal with criticism and self-doubt, and anything else that comes up.

Into the Mothlight Podcast into the mothlight podcast

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A podcast dedicated to artists’ moving image, experimental film and festivals and installation art. We talk to artists, programmers and curators, film festival producers and anyone else we meet whose work we enjoy or who we think you’ll find interesting. We will be asking people about what inspires them, how they approach their work, the highs and lows, how as artists we deal with criticism and self-doubt, and anything else that comes up.

    EP 24 Mark Jenkin

    EP 24 Mark Jenkin

    The filmmaker Mark Jenkin is best known for the film Bait from 2019, which earned him a BAFTA. However as you will hear in this episode of Into the Mothlight Podcast, the journey that led to him creating this outstanding film is a long and interesting one.

    You’ll find links, information and images, plus a list of some of the people and films mentioned in the interview, on our website at www.intothemothlight.com

    • 59 min
    EP.23 - Karel Doing

    EP.23 - Karel Doing

    This time we are in discussion with independent artist, filmmaker and researcher Karel Doing. Karel is a prolific filmmaker, his films, performances and installations have been shown widely. In recent years his work has revolved around experimenting with a new organic process he calls Phytography - a technique that uses the internal chemistry of plants for the creation of images on photographic emulsion.

    You will find links and images on our website:

    https://www.intothemothlight.com

    • 37 min
    EP. 22 - Mark Lyken & Emma Dove

    EP. 22 - Mark Lyken & Emma Dove

    Artist filmmakers Mark Lyken (films, video installations and sound works) and Emma Dove (film, installation and photography) live and work together in rural Dumfriesshire, Scotland. Together they combine their experience as individual artists to produce immersive films and moving image installations. See our website for images and links to some of the films featured in the interview.

    https://www.intothemothlight.com/home/ep22-mark-lyken-emma-dove

    In the interview we discuss the work they made during residencies on The Black Isle and The Cromarty Firth where they explore the relationships between nature, industry and rural life. Mirror Lands (2014) and The Terrestrial Sea (2015) have both been screened internationally, with Mirror Lands winning the Award for Creativity at Document.Art International Film Festival in Bucharest.

    “..a deeply moving, absorbing and haunting film and sound study.” - The Quietus
    “Genuinely breathtaking” - Aesthetica Magazine
    “A surrealistic meditation on the way that different environments encroach on each other" - Financial Times

    ​Their latest collaboration 1300 shots (2020) is A single-take portrait film that returns two ex-patrons of Dundee cinema 'The Steps' to their favourite seats, 20 years after the cinema was decommissioned. A still camera observes those ex-patrons - the artist LAW and the musician VEX - watching one last film.

    We talk about this new work and the companion piece LAW, VEX & THE STEPS (2020) - a short film that profiles those two characters and Dundee’s forgotten arthouse cinema.

    • 44 min
    EP.21 - Demelza Kooij

    EP.21 - Demelza Kooij

    Demelza Kooij is an artist, filmmaker, and lecturer. Her work is presented at film festivals, museums, art exhibitions, and conferences. Her latest film 'Wolves From Above' won the Jury Prize at the 57th Ann Arbor Film Festival. She has previously taught at Edinburgh College of Art and worked at the Scottish Documentary Institute. I talked to Demelza about a few of her films, including her latest work Wolves from Above. We discussed her approach to presenting the work as a single channel installation at Alchemy Film and Arts, projected on the ceiling and viewed from the ground. You can find images, links and more on our website at www.intothemothlight.com

    • 34 min
    EP20 - Emma Penaz Eisner

    EP20 - Emma Penaz Eisner

    San Francisco filmmaker and visual artist Emma Penaz Eisner on her love for the work of Jan Švankmajer, the importance of meeting with like minded people, her passion for sharing and discussing her work and how she represents dream scapes and dream logic through animation.

    • 36 min
    EP.19 - Exploding Cinema

    EP.19 - Exploding Cinema

    This time we have been in London to talk to members of the Exploding Cinema, a volunteer collective of filmmakers and film lovers who run an open access film show where anyone can show any film under 20 minutes.

    • 28 min

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