Urban Screens Manchester Art + Events Programme
11 – 14 October
Take a new look at your city!
A dynamic, groundbreaking four-day programme of free outdoor screen and art
events; a showcase for the creative future of our cities, featuring the work
of over 90 international artists.
Three giant LED screens in city centre Manchester will show a wide range of
individual programmes 24-hours a day. The screens will be sited at All
Saints’ Gardens on Oxford Road, Exchange Square, and Cathedral Gardens
outside Urbis. We’re looking forward to exclusive live events, interactive
works, streaming media, film shorts and animation, late-night video events
and live internet broadcasts.
A detailed schedule for the three screens can be found on
Special event at Manchester Town Hall, Great Hall, Albert Square
The Light Surgeons present True Fictions: New Adventures in Folklore
European premiere / One performance only
The Light Surgeons, a UK-based collective of designers, film makers and
musicians, set out to explore the stories and myths surrounding Uncle Sam
Wilson, bearded idol and personification of the United States of America. A
sizzling multi-screen fusion of documentary filmmaking, genre hopping
soundtracks, animation/motion graphics and digital video performance fuses
with the stunning, neo-gothic splendour of the Great Hall.
The Light Surgeons are best known for their pioneering design of visual
displays at clubs, commercial events, music tours & exhibitions. They have
been at the cutting edge of multimedia sound and light installations,
working across a range of media such as video, 16mm film, photography, print
based design, music & spoken narrative.
Thursday 11, 9pm
Limited tickets available at £5 (£4 concession) from Cornerhouse Box Office
on 0161 200 1500
A Wall is a Screen
UK Premiere / Promenade event / One night only
Part guided tour, part roaming film night, A Wall is a Screen leads its
audience through the streets of the city, stopping at previously unnoticed
locations where films of different genres are projected. After each film,
the equipment is loaded up onto a handcart and the group moves on to the
next wall. Working with the North West Film archive at Manchester
Metropolitan University, this event includes localised footage that peels
back the layers of inner-city history.
Members of A Wall is a Screen will also be presenting their work on Day 1 of
the conference, during the poster session on creating screen art for an
urban & architectural context.
Friday 12, 9-10.30pm
FREE. Start location: Outside Kro Picadilly, Picadilly Gardens
Please feed back your comments on the artworks to
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Screens weblog at www.manchesterurbanscreens.org.uk.
Curated by Susanne Jaschko