This special edition of Progress Bar, presented in partnership with Fabrica Film Forum and Brighton Film School, takes inspiration from the new immersive video installation The Sprawl (Propaganda About Propaganda) by award-winning artists and filmmakers Metahaven, in which they argue that the internet has become a weapon of mass destruction.
Showing a series of short films by Metahaven’s contemporaries, Progress Bar: Film Forum is an opportunity to watch and discuss works by a group of cutting-edge filmmakers and artists creating videos that respond to and comment on the internet. Often drawing subject matter and content from digital culture, including memes, gaming and social media, these works examine contemporary culture and world events as presented on our screens.
The Sprawl (Propaganda About Propaganda) is commissioned by Lighthouse and Brighton Festival, and being exhibited at Lighthouse as part of the festival from 7-29 May 2016. There will be an opportunity to view it during this event.
More information about the films and talks will be available soon.
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