filmpro limited
Thursday, March 5, 2015
06:00 PM
filmpro, Studio 3, 1 - 15 Cremer Street, London E2 8HD
filmpro ltd & Foteini Galanopoulou

Chas will perform a live soundtrack to classic film portrayals of mental health and its treatment in the setting of psychiatric hospitals.

There will be a combination of live electric violin, synthesizer, drumming, voice and pre-selected tracks. The soundtrack will come from the position of an enchanted glade in the woods.

Using this classic form of live music to film Chas is seeking to re-interpret his relationship to the film ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’ (1975), the experiences expressed within them and by extension to societal attitudes towards people with mental health problems and their reflection on the definition of ‘treatment’ in institutions. The film will be screened as part of the event.

A deeply personal and extended journey, exploring the massive highs and lows, and most importantly humour, coming from the films.

Chas’ explorations will be mediated through the creation of a safe space inspired by the healing power of nature.

Come and experience 5 mins of madness or 2 hours and 8 mins if you have the stamina!

About Chas de Swiet

Chas is an artist mainly working with sound and music. His musical progression has been from a classical violinist through to a world music and ambient DJ and then on to playing in bands and producing music for film, dance, theatre and events.

Commissions have come from Historic Royal Palaces, Drake Music Project, Graeae Theatre Company, Half Moon Young People’s Theatre, Rachel Gadsden and Rupert Goold.

He has played in many bands with performances at Glastonbury Festival, the Big Green Gathering and the Atomium in Brussels.

In film and digital media, Chas created the film Water, competition short listed at the KynnysKIN06 festival, Helsinki, and was the subject of an Animated Minds short, broadcast on Channel 4. He was the recipient of an Artsadmin digital bursary which resulted in the experimental website which was exhibited at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington DC.

Chas has had a parallel career in arts management and has worked for a number of organisations including London Disability Arts Forum, Mental Health Media, The Jasmin Vardimon Dance Company, Audio Addiction Guy Bar-Amotz, Creative Routes, LOCOG (London 2012), Arts Council England, DaDaFest, Core Arts and Greenwich+Docklands Festivals.

Find out more about Chas


Event details:

Thursday 5 March, 6pm – 8:30pm

filmpro, Studio 3, 1 – 15 Cremer Street, London E2 8HD
Level access is provided from the street entrance to the filmpro studio.

filmpro  is very close to the Hoxton Overground Station, on the left as you come out of the station and at the opposite side of Cremer Street on the left again, towards Hackney Road. The station is wheelchair accessible. There is a big ‘ACAVA’ studios sign above the door.

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Part of filmprolates, a joint venture between filmpro and Foteini Galanopoulou.