BEEF is a film and sound collective supporting experimental practice in Bristol. BEEF provides an independent platform for artists’ production, distribution and critical engagement, often focusing on analogue practices. BEEF’s members are artists, curators and researchers organising a regular programme of events, exhibitions, film & sound workshops and screenings. Our current residence is at The Brunswick Club, 15-16 Brunswick Square, Bristol BS2 8NX.

Our members are artists, curators and academics: Al Cameron, Libita Clayton, Stephen Cornford, Katie Davies, Matt Davies, Louisa Fairclough, Sam Francis, Kathy Hinde, Joyce Ho, John Hodgson, Elisa Kay, Kim Knowles, Dani Landau, Rod Maclachlan, Shirley Pegna, Laura Phillips, Marcy Saude, Vicky Smith, Snoozie, Niyaz Saghari, Hannah Still, Marko Ray Wilkinson.



Al Cameron is a curator and producer working in contemporary music, film, performance and visual art. From 2008 – 14 he was curator of music and film at Arnolfini, Bristol. Projects for Arnolfini included the festival of contemporary music, performance … Read More


Vicky Smith has been practicing experimental animation for 25 years. Recent exhibitions include:16mm film Stacking at Alchemy Film Festival (2015); Noisy Licking, Dribbling and Spitting: London Short Film Festival (2015); Cornerhouse Artist Film DVD ICA, London (2015); Explorative Sensoriums in Film … Read More


Stephen Cornford (1979, London) is an installation artist and experimental musician who works by reconfiguring consumer electronics. Recent exhibitions include solo shows at Rumpsti Pumsti (Berlin), Lydgalleriet (Bergen) & Campbell Works (London). Stephen’s work has been included in: Open Space … Read More


I am a sound artist, composer and musician. In my practice based (AHRC funded) and recently completed doctorate at Oxford Brookes University the research into low frequency sound and vibration has led me to look at how we perceive these … Read More


Roderick Maclachlan (born 1974) lives and works in Bristol. Studied: BA(Hons) in Fine Art:Sculpture – Glasgow School of Art in 1996, MA Fine Art, University College Falmouth in 2008. Shows include Dissapearance, Enclave, London (2014)  Life’s An Illusion Love Is A Dream, … Read More


Matt Davies is an artist, field recordist and collector whose work is primary engaged with the act of listening and the exploration of chance based composition. Past projects include Piano Loop at Expo Leeds, research residency at Kitev in Oberhausen, … Read More


Louisa Fairclough lives and works in Bristol and co-founded BEEF with the core aim of supporting and nurturing experimental film practice in Bristol. Her work takes the form of film loops, performances, field recordings and drawings. Louisa graduated from the Slade School of … Read More


WHO WAS PERO? In conversation with Fog Bridge, 2015 born 1987, Cornwall. BA Wimbledon School of Art A catalyst. Interested in, the politics of space. Influenced by, the people with in it.


A Tale of Toxicology, 2015, running time 16 min 19 sec My interests lie in obsolescence and precarity as narrative devices to displace monologues and re-frame positions of research, production and modes of moving image.


Kim Knowles is an academic and curator, specialising in both historical and contemporary experimental film. She has programmed the ‘Black Box’ strand for Edinburgh International Film Festival since 2009 and also ran Diversions: a festival of experimental film and video between 2008-2009. She … Read More


Kathy Hinde’s artwork and music grows from a partnership between nature and technology expressed through audio visual installations and performances that combine sound, sculpture, image and light. She performs with adapted and self-made instruments has created works that combine kinetic … Read More


Image: Bea McMahon, Cats, 2011. HD video still. Commissioned by Flat Time House for the exhibition Bea McMahon, ‘Trinity: A Symmetric Metric of Feats and Tales’, April – May 2011.   Elisa Kay is a curator and organiser of contemporary art projects. She … Read More


Sam Francis is a freelance curator and producer working within experimental music, sound, performance and their overlap with the visual arts.  With an active involvement in DIY and artist-led cultures, she is interested in collaborative methods of exploring, uniting and connecting the politics … Read More


Marcy Saude’s work in time-based media involves subjects such as marginal histories, the landscape, counterculture, radical politics and language, and has been presented at venues and festivals including International Film Festival Rotterdam (The Netherlands), Torino Film Festival (Italy), EMAF (European Media Art Festival, Germany), Ann … Read More


Niyaz Saghari is an Iranian born, Bristol based filmmaker. Graduating from Film Directing from Art University of Tehran, she continued her studies on the MA Animation at Newport. Besides following professional work in animation, she has been directing short documentaries and making … Read More


John Hodgson has worked in various ‘substandard’ film gauges (8mm, 9.5mm and 16mm) and is now developing documentary forms that draw on both analogue and digital practices.


Melanie Clifford works in the translation between moving image, sound, drawing, broadcast, material and site, with research interests bridging art and neuroscience. Her work includes silent film and constructing visual scores for variable sound interpretation – soliciting sensitivity to detail, to … Read More