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Dr Patrick Tarrant

Dr Patrick Tarrant

tarrantp@lsbu.ac.uk

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Having recently completed 12 years as Course Director of the BA Film Practice I now look forward to focusing more intensively on my filmmaking and writing whilst helping to develop practice-led research in the Division of Film. My writing has concentrated in recent years on The Portrait Film, an under-theorised area of non-fiction film practice, while my filmmaking is always of an experimental nature. I recently completed an experimental documentary about my home town, and am currently making a film out of old advertising and instructional brochures and pamphlets for the Bolex Camera.

My recent film, Patient's Copy, was made in my office at LSBU using old biology transparencies that were left behind by the previous occupant. This film screened in 12 film festivals, from London to New Jersey. I have screened films in the London, Cork, Hong Kong and Melbourne International Film Festivals (among others) in a period where I have also written peer-reviewed articles on the portrait films of other filmmakers. I have twice acted as a reviewer for Screenworks, an online, peer-reviewed publication for practice research and recently applied to be an associate editor of the journal.

Three of my films were shot by pointing my camera at the holes in a spinning film reel, producing depth-defying visual effects. Two of these screened in the London Film Festival, including The Trembling Giant, which was nominated for best short film in the festival in 2016 and was later turned into a stand-alone, peer-reviewed research output published in a special issue of Screenworks that was focused on the Anthropocene.

Postgraduate Research Supervision
Current
Mrs Hakima AlemiGender, cross-dressing & oppression in AfghanistanMRes
Miss Logamathangi PatheesanTHOUGHTS ON UNDERSTANDING NARRATIVE WORLDMRes
PhD

Queensland University of Technology

2004
2008
Prizes, awards, and accolades

Best Short Film Nominee: London Film Festival 2016 (Oct 2017)

BFI London Film Festival

For my short film The Trembling Giant.


Official Selection (Oct 2014)

London Film Festival

I had films selected three years running in the London Film Festival, 2014-2016.


Official Selection (Nov 2019)

Cork International Film Festival

For Patient's Copy (2019)


Reach and Impact

Sight And Sound Review of The Take-Up (2014) (Oct 2014)


The Serial Portrait and Coeval Time on the Cable Car Up Manakamana Mountain
Tarrant, PA (2018). The Serial Portrait and Coeval Time on the Cable Car Up Manakamana Mountain. New Cinemas: Journal of Contemporary Film. 15 (1), pp. 49-62. https://doi.org/10.1386/ncin.15.1.49_1

The Trembling Giant As Hyperobject
Tarrant, PA (2018). The Trembling Giant As Hyperobject. Screenworks Showcase: Digital Ecologies and the Anthropocene Special Issue. The Cube, Bristol 20 Jun 2018 Screenworks.

Reading the morphology of Ben Rivers’s chemical landscapes
Tarrant, PA (2016). Reading the morphology of Ben Rivers’s chemical landscapes. Moving Image Review & Art Journal (MIRAJ). 5 (1-2), pp. 58 - 69 (11). https://doi.org/10.1386/miraj.5.1-2.58_1

Montage in the Portrait Film: Where Does the Hidden Time Lie?
Tarrant, PA (2013). Montage in the Portrait Film: Where Does the Hidden Time Lie? Alphaville : Journal of Film and Screen Media.

Camera Movies: Awesome, I Fuckin' Shot Them!
Tarrant, PA (2009). Camera Movies: Awesome, I Fuckin' Shot Them! Journal of Media Practice. 10 (2-3), pp. 149 - 165. https://doi.org/10.1386/jmpr.10.2-3.149_1