Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Radical Footage: Film and Dissent event, Nottingham

Radical Footage: Film and Dissent

FREE EVENT: Friday 9th March 2012 – 11am – 7pm

The Space, Nottingham Contemporary

Experimental film has played a significant role in contesting the political status quo from Lenin's early C20 declaration that cinema was the most revolutionary artform to DIY footage of the Arab Spring and anti-capitalist occupations. Locally and globally, film is being used to provoke, agitate, ask questions and generate new politicized communities.

A selection of short radical films and commentaries - around the themes of anti-capitalism, protest, conflict and uprising - will explore the medium’s potential to contribute to social-political change. The day’s debate will be initiated by Oliver Ressler’s introduction to his films including What Would it Mean to Win? and What is Democracy? which you can watch here: http://www.ressler.at/what_is_democracy_film/

The programme includes shorts by Gary Anderson, Benj Gerdes, Neil Gray, Sacha Kahir, James Rowlins, Alexis Milne, Jordan McKenzie, Jessica Mautner, Fabienne Gautier, Irina Botea, Jacopo Natoli, Nisha Duggal. Discussions will be led by Esther Leslie (Birkbeck University of London), Martin O’Shaughnessy (Nottingham Trent University) and Gary Anderson (Liverpool Hope University/Free University of Liverpool).

Schedule Registration 10.30 for 11am start with Oliver Ressler followed by panel discussion. 1pm break for lunch (NC is near lots of city centre eateries) Film programme and discussion continues through to 6pm, socialising, networking and drinks at bar through to 7pm

To book a place visit the Nottingham Contemporary website: http://ncradicalaesthetics.eventbrite.com/?ebtv=C

RadicalAesthetics-RadicalArt project is based at Loughborough University School of the Arts. Visit the RaRa website at http://www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/sota/research/groups/politicised/rara.html For further information contact RaRa organisers: Jane Tormey: J.Tormey@lboro.ac.uk Gillian Whiteley: G.Whiteley@lboro.ac.uk

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