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FACT Symposium – ‘Had to be There?’

To celebrate the launch of FACT’s online archive ( and Re: (Video Postive) Archiving Video Positively, an exhibition of video art from FACT’s Video Positive festivals. We are bringing together leading artists, producers and institutes from around the world to consider time based media in a digital age.

Had to be There?
A One-day Symposium
Symposium dinner 15 October 7.00pm
Symposium 16 October 10.00am-5.30pm

‘You had to be there’ is the common phrase used when you try to relay an experience or event that already took place.
Did you have to be there? is the underlying question around this one day symposium.

Invited speakers will include: Artist and Director/CEO of FACT Mike Stubbs, collaborators on FACT’s new online archive, A: Database, artist and filmmaker David Hall, artist and founding member of London Video Arts, Tamara Krikorian, artist, producer and lead on REWIND at the University of Dundee Stephen Partridge, artist specialising in interactive computer and net based media art, Lynn Hershman Leeson, artist and marketer and Director of KiskyNet Media Katie Lips.

For more information visit the website

Discount of £10 per perosn is now available on group bookings of five or more people!