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Spring 2019 programme

What might an artists’ cinema look like? This spring, we’ve three possible answers. Josh Wilson rethinks cinema’s mode of attention in 75,000 Solar Emblems, fusing talk, performance and screening, while Susie Green & Simon Bayliss look to the ubiquitous form of the music video for signs of DIY culture in Artists’ Music Videos. Harriet Plewis’ day of live music, film and movement Loving Attention, meanwhile, proposes a parallel cinema of community and dialogue. Maybe the alternative is hiding in plain sight! More…

Dialogue: Susie Green & Simon Bayliss

'In my mind I associate some of these videos, such as Prodigy’s 'Out of Space', with Derek Jarman’s 'Journey to Avebury,' a trip through the Neolithic landscape of Wiltshire, home of Stonehenge, crop circles, and no doubt lots of outdoor raves.' Read more...


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Contoured Thoughts

'When was the last time that you heard nothing? What sound does your body make? Does it hum? Do you crack? Does the weight of the world pull at your centre?' —Nephertiti Schandorf on 'Contoured Thoughts' Read more...


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Dialogue: Harriet Plewis

'I’m just trying to find a way of watching films and sharing an experience that moves away from discomfort or alienation (a lot of gallery viewing experiences) and ableism (quite a few cinema spaces). It’s not that I want to dis cinemas, though, at all. Part of the reason I wanted to do it at Tyneside was that well nice thing of being able to be alone with films whilst in the company of others. That feeling of letting a sound system or projection seep into you. That indulgent focus. Cinemas are good for that, aren’t they?' Read more...