This month, Matchbox Cineclub is taking part in The Old Hairdressers’ FANTOM CINEMA programme, which runs from Friday 8th April to Sunday 24th April. We’re presenting a very special MYSTERY MOVIE. For the next few weeks, we’ll be offering up some clues, but the specially selected film – which you will not see screened anywhere else – will only be revealed to attendees on the evening of Thursday 21/04.
The Fantom Cinema programme sees the Old Hairdressers’ gallery space turned into a temporary cinema. The expansive programme has been selected and developed through an interest in hauntology, the fringes of sci-fi and a curiosity about the potency of the lucid space of cinema in relation to action beyond the edges of the screen. It draws on the connections that can be made between artists’ lives, the complexities of labour and the stories that surround individual practices.
It hopes to conjure up the ghosts that haunt previous manifestations of this exhibition space and explores how changing the format that frames activity can enable new readings of ongoing practices.
Entry is FREE, with an optional donation.