Unfound Peoples Videotechnic is an itinerant absurdist film and video academy. A modular structure allows for programs of varying length, complexity and emphasis through the combination of discrete micro-courses that refer to a core set of definitions, aphorisms and creative philosophies. Reference is made to the less industrial filmmaker-artists of the past and present, as well as to a particular canon of unfound future filmmakers such as Volodymyr Nanneman, Nola Luna IV and Francis Dove.
As a school, UPV does not find a need to distinguish between terms such as film, video art, or artists moving image, except in connection with material concerns. Rather, we find an active and non-absolute discussion around ideas of amateur, experimental, alternative, expanded, industrial, and avant-garde to be more relevant.
Principal and creator of the UPV program, failed-filmmaker-turned guru, Graeme Cole:
“Unlike many filmmakers, I have never been asked to teach. However, over the years I have accumulated and mis-remembered a vast drip-tray of experience and now, seeking to justify those hollow, echoing years of wasted time, and to find a little company with whom to pass my days, I have decided to open this drip-tray to the public through a form of ‘practical regret’.
The gaps in our knowledge are as the featureless landscape between metropolises of confusion. It is my goal that I, along with my carefully selected and reprogrammed colleagues, can lead artists both new and experienced through this sleepy wasteland towards a Cinema of Doubt.”
UPV was founded as part of an artist residency at Kino Klub Split, April 2016, supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. Please contact the school secretary to arrange a program for your institution or event.