Anti Gravity Chamber
A selection of British Film Institute (BFI) funded short films will be presented and screened by Stuart Heaney (Anti-Gravity Chamber). The existence of the Anti-Gravity Chamber was initially inspired by a screening of pop-collage films by film artist Jeff Keen, who specialises in performing his expanded cinema pieces live using multiple projectors. The Anti-Gravity Chamber programme completes the cycle by presenting Keen films, alongside contemporaries, in just such a fashion.
Bardo Light Show
Inspired by the projections of the 1960's light shows, the BLS researched, hoarded kit, and experimented to develop an authentic psychedelic light show. Liquids and chemicals are at the heart of the light show... mixed, boiled, squished and literally obliterated on the screen and in the minds of the viewers. These analog effects are "mashed up" with digital footage and effects manipulated live using video processors. The process is "hands on", mechanical, and driven by a healthy trust in chaos. The output has organic, natural, and primordial aesthetics, which integrate with, enhance, and reference the psychedelic experience.
Tokio Aoyama was born in 1981 in the country side of Japan. He began to receive honors at a young age for his new passion of art that has since remained with him at the present age of 31. All of his paintings have the essences of nature and are inspired by space, mythology, and psychedelic states of mind.
Schtinter & Laroche
Schtinter & Laroche is an endless collaboration based in NY. Specialising in sound and film, the duo are relentlessly self-sufficent, undertaking the whole production themselves using exclusively analog techniques; the result of which is hard to define... at once otherworldly, current, foreboding and hopeful. With much emphasis put on the display and distribution of their work, Regeneration will present the unveiling of their most recent project, a mobile platform designed as 'an intimate gesture encouraging the audience to enter the box and think outside of it'.
DJ FOOD is undoubtedly one of the truest originators of the art of the DJ. His 2011 album, "The Search Engine", featured vocal appearances from JG Thirlwell (aka Foetus in his many guises) and Tru Thoughts artist Natural Self. The The's Matt Johnson also reprised his vocal on a cover version of his own song, "GIANT", from his 1983 classic album, "Soul Mining". DJ FOOD provides an audio and visual journey into outer inner space at Regeneration. Psychonauts, space suits to the ready please.
Regeneration is proud to present London's own Wolf People. Purveyors of fine blues influenced, and explorative, psychedelic music, the Wolf People close Regeneration on Sunday evening. Their style has been described as having 'low, heavy churning guitars and warm, epic psych acumen'. Wolf People work musical alchemy, combining blues, folk and an acute appreciation of sounds per se to create sublime psychedelic rock.
A former member of Spacemen 3, Sterling Roswell (aka Rosco), has embarked on an eclectic 25 year career spanning music production, acting and the hosting a TV program in Italy. He is an accomplished musician, deeply inspired by rockabilly blues and psychedelia, and one who can translate his inspiration into music covering many genres, including ambient, psychedelic rock, blues and folk. Rosco draws upon a natural inclination toward and appreciation of melancholy and the sub-conscious mind in composing music using analogue electronics, sound effects and mixes them with modern, contemporary popular song aesthetics.