14 February 2015
Following our recent 3 part national tour, Video Jam are delighted to be returning to Manchester for our first event of 2015. Amongst a weekend of celebrations, we will be hosting a special hour long programme of entirely new works to mark the grand re-opening of The Whitworth gallery following its major extension.For this unique programme, we have commissioned 4 emerging film artists to each work with a distinct sound artist or group to produce a film with live accompaniment. Especially for this event, we have obtained the rights to a small range of footage chosen by the North West Film Archive which relate in varying ways to Manchester’s social history and cultural development. The commission is an opportunity for each pairing to produce an audio/visual piece using their personal choice of this footage combined however they choose with their own visual and aural material. All of the artists involved will have access to the same archive footage, making the commission an experiment in individual interpretation.
All of the artists in the programme have been selected due to their affinity with the city as a place of influence in some way on their practice. The pairings are:
Mike J Scott & Negra Branca
Amy Lawrence with Ella Deacy (and guests) & David McLean (and guests)
Ralph Pritchard & 2 Koi Karp
Paul Daly & O>L>A
‘Fall in love again’ and join us for the evening and celebrate what will undoubtedly be one of Manchester’s most significant celebrations of the year.