Music Loves Video
with Karen Krizanovich
ICA Cinema 1 Sat 7 Mar 4-6pm
The latest and the best work from women directors: featuring Kinga Burza (Katy Perry, Kate Nash) and Ali Taylor (Emiliana Torrini, Shitdisco). With director Q&As.
Presented in partnership with thelipster.com
Our specially selected crop of the best recent promos celebrating the dazzling creativity of women in music video, including Kinga Burza (Katy Perry, Kate Nash) and Ali Taylor (Emiliana Torrini, Shitdisco). Enjoy an eclectic mix from this ever-innovative medium, from the latest low-budget debuts, through inventive animation to full-scale choreographed productions, including exclusive premieres. Director Q&As hosted by journalist and commentator Karen Krizanovich.
Karen is Britain's much loved American commentator on films, modern culture, relationships, sex and other fun things. Born near Chicago and trained as a philosopher, Karen came to Britain in the late 80s where she first wrote under Auberon Waugh for The Literary Review. Appearances on Sky News and Sex Talk followed, as did a stint as Sky Magazine's comedy agony aunt Dear Karen - a column which ran for the life of the magazine itself.
Able to speak candidly but not coarsely on the topic of sex and the delicate topic of relationships, Karen appeared on such shows as CNN, Newsnight, Breakfast With Frost as well as Richard & Judy, GMTV, BBC News and radio shows such as Woman's Hour, The Today Show and the World Service.
Recently, Karen was on the panel of The Compatibility Test for UKTV Style and regularly crops up as a talking head, giving her opinions on everything from war films to annoying celebrities.
Karen has also had her own radio and TV shows, namely The Karen Krizanovich Show on Liberty Radio and The Movie Show with Karen Krizanovich on Channel One. She has hosted and co-hosted many other TV and radio programmes.
Currently researching a self-help book called Be Nice To Men, Karen has furthered her knowledge of health, fitness and beauty - she was the Sunday Express Magazine's beauty columnist for six years - by becoming qualified as a personal trainer. She has volunteered for the YMCA's Positive Health programme for two years.
Avidly interested in the film industry and film in general, Karen has worked on several features and produced several shorts: currently she is script reading and in development on other film and media projects.
Snappy, to the point, kind and clear, Karen is the perfect sound byte creator. With a logical mind and a quick wit, she tackles any topic - from American politics to marrying for money - with aplomb, skill and fun.
Click here for Karen's IMDB page.
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After art directing for Vivienne Westwood and teaching eraotic life drawing at Coco de Mer, Ali recently made a switch to music videos, gaining plaudits for her work with Emiliana Torrini.
One of the hottest young directors around, Kingo has shot promos for the likes of Katy Perry and Kate Nash, and received 5 nominations at the 2008 MTV VMA Awards.
Former Head of Creative Affairs and Music Video at EMI turned hugely successful director best known for her highly stylised work with Girls Aloud.
Former choreographer Shelly's striking promo for Turin Brakes was a favourite with our audience last year, and she's back to unveil her latest video, and ambitiour collaboration with Circus Space