TalEs of Silver CIty: PReMiEre
THURSDAY JUNE 11th with Aberdeen Gallery 19:00 BST
Movie Screening & Open Q&A with Director Kristina Borhes
SUNDAY JUNE 14th on the @NUARTFESTIVAL Facebook page 19:00 BST
Tales of Silver City
Length: 23 mins
Directors: Kristina Borhes & Nazar Tymoshchuk
Executive Director: Martyn Reed/Nuart
Nuart are delighted to be premiering Tales of Silver City at Aberdeen Art Gallery, a key cultural institution in the city of Aberdeen, Scotland. This is the latest event in Nuart’s ongoing Lockdown Edition.
Tales of Silver City is written/directed by Kristina Borhes and Nazar Tymoshchuk. It consists of five short stories filmed during Nuart Festival exploring the city of Aberdeen.
Tales of Silver City is an anthology of Aberdeen tales commissioned by Nuart curator Martyn Reed. It was shot and directed by Ukrainian filmmakers Kristina Borhes and Nazar Tymoshchuk during Nuart Aberdeen. The film is a piece of speculative fiction consisting of a series of five short stories that portray Aberdeen as five very separate fictional cities. Like the festival itself, the film is inspired by, and evokes, Italo Calvino’s novel of 1972, “Invisible cities”. The stories can be viewed as parables or meditations on life itself. Hidden tales of culture, language, time, memory, death, or as in one case – magic.
Runaway city (U ARE HERE short), City as a Garden (“GREEN”), City of Giants (“CITY OF GIANTS”), City of Granite Ladies (“CAROLINE”) and the Magic city (“THE GREAT WIZARD OF THE NORTH”).
Each short story incorporates the art on the streets of Aberdeen as a main character. Most of the street works are interconnected with the history of the city, its architecture and its citizens – these artworks simultaneously inspire and illustrate the storytelling.
The poem “You Are Here” was written by David Henry, a local character and poet based in Aberdeen, and is used as an intro to the opening story and film. The poem was printed out and pasted on the streets of Aberdeen during the festival.