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Summer 2019 programme

This summer we invite slime and sock puppets, colliding perspectives and awkward tourists into the cinema for a season marked by three new performance works. Sophie Soobramanien’s new film performance Ou est le pouce? returns to her parents’ birthplace to unpick assumptions around heritage and nostalgia, while Bryony Gillard explores the dangerous female voice in Harmonic Anatomies / Wet Mouths (+linked workshop with Maggie Nicols), and Visions of Collisions sees Film Bee take apart and rebuild the cinema experience itself. Start them early, meanwhile, with Gayle Meikle’s Video Ga Ga — artists’ film for babies!

Dialogue: Sophie Soobramanien

I was wanting to find something rooted, a connection, those filmic gems that would edit themselves. What came through more prominently were the in-between, inconclusive moments where it’s a little awkward, and the subtle frustrations that go with it. Read more...


A new co-commission with MIMA by Laura Harrington, in the context of the exhibition ‘Fragile Earth: Seeds, Weeds, Plastic Crust.’ Read more…

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Uncontrollable Universe

'James Richards specialises in moving images that prod the attention of their viewer: which image, when and why, are the parameters he leaves open.' —Joseph P Henry on 'Uncontrollable Universe' Read more...


Artist interviews


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...