PARTICIPATION: The Film & Video Workshop Movement, 1979 - 1991

2 Jul 2009 – 1 Aug 2009

Event times

open Thu-Sat, 12-5 PM

Cost of entry

admission FREE

Vivid Projects

Birmingham, United Kingdom


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PARTICIPATION: The Film & Video Workshop Movement, 1979 - 1991


THU 02 JULY - SAT 01 AUG 2009 | open Thu-Sat, 12-5 PM | admission FREE Launch event FRI 03 JULY 2009 | 6-8 PM* VIVID is excited to announce details of Participation, an exhibition and archive project centred on the emergence of new film forms, politics and practices in the 1980s. Unearthing the archives of challenging, polemical and social upheaval, the works presented react to and document the rise of Thatcherism and the social and cultural events the period from 1979 engendered: inner city disturbances, the miners' strike, and increasing social disparity. Presented in two parts, Participation brings us rarely seen works from key film and video workshops and groups who, motivated by a desire to effect social change, forged new approaches to political and social themes that emerged nationally. The show includes works by Amber Films, Black Audio Film Collective and Sankofa amongst others, and has a special focus on the Birmingham Film and Video Workshop. SATURDAY SCREENINGS | 2 PM | admission £5/ £3 VIVID will host Saturday screenings with introductions from the film-makers for the duration of the exhibition. Check www.vivid.org.uk for programme details (tickets available on the door). *Join VIVID on Fri 02 July to celebrate the launch of PARTICIPATION. Openings will also take place at Eastside Projects and Ikon Eastside. VIVID | 140 HEATH MILL LANE | BIRMINGHAM | B9 4AR T: 0121 766 7876 | E: info@vivid.org.uk | http://www.vivid.org.uk

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