PREVIEW, CHAMPAGNE RECEPTION & ARTISTS SUPPER: Film Première of Martina Amati’s ‘Under’


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Friday 25 October, from 7pm, £50  Bookings

THE DIRECTORS OF MESSUMS WILTSHIRE INVITE YOU TO

A CHAMPAGNE RECEPTION & PREMIÈRE SCREENING
OF UNDER INTRODUCED BY MARTINA AMATI,
AND A CURATOR LED TOUR OF THE IMAGE EXHIBITION

FOLLOWED BY ARTIST’S SUPPER

The film is an eleven-minute installation comprised of two separate looped video projections, each film is named after two of the quantitate means of measuring free-diving ability: Distance and Depth. The two films will fill the barn with light and colour, with Depth projected onto a custom built ‘diving platform’ suspended from the roof for a fully immersive and unique experience.

Amati’s practice spans a number of genres including narrative, documentary, experimental, animated and commercial. Her short film A’Mare (2008) won a UNICEF Award at the Zinebi Film Festival and Chalk (2010) was nominated for a BAFTA. Amati lives and works in the UK.
The evenings menu:
Calamari filled with pine nuts, anchovies and breadcrumbs and fennel seeds
Prawns with garlic and herbs
Samphire and lemon salad
Apple and celeriac salad
Oven baked wild mushroom with garlic and parsley (v)
Dessert: Pumpkin pie
Photo: DaanVerhoeven

EVENT: Vinyl Revival


Saturday 30 November, 9pm – midnight  Bookings

Since 2007 there has been a renewed interest in, and increased sales of, vinyl records in the Western world. And whilst many younger artists – too young to remember vinyl as a primary music format – have committed their music to vinyl via independent outlets committed to the format – last year Sony Music cemented its revival announcing that it would be producing vinyl records in house for the first time since 1989.

Angus Gibson started running a discotheque in 1972, when he was just 16 years old and first met Alistair Margadale – owner of the Fonthill Estate, of which Messums Wiltshire is a part – playing at teenage parties at the Pythouse Club.

In 1975, Angus’ work took him up to London where he joined Juliana’s Discotheques, arranging the music for chic society parties, country weddings and balls all over the country.

By the mid 1980s, he had founded a music company in London arranging parties and providing permanent music systems for private homes. Gibson Music became a pioneering company in home technology, but Angus never forgot his roots playing vinyl records on his discotheque in the 1970s.

We are delighted to welcome Angus back to Wiltshire for a night of Vinyl Revival on 30 November – playing music from the 1970s early 1980s. The music and the sight of spinning vinyl records will evoke memories and have us jiving towards the dance floor. In the words of Marc Bolan…’Get it On’ (1971).

 

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Angus Gibson in the ’70’s