Cinema or gallery – artist film makers between two pathways?

  • 14/03/2016
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Monday, 14 March 2016, 6-8pm in PS²:
cinema or gallery- artist film makers between two pathways? 

With Vivienne Dick, Dan Jewesbury, Nicholas Keogh, Jacqueline Holt & Cian Smyth.

A conversation about production processes, intentions, distribution channels, funding opportunities, support networks, luck and more for artists working with moving images.

With 3 film projects in a row, one by young film-makers, one by a video artist and one by an animator, PS² started to wonder about the differences in approach, production process and professional development for the artists involved. All ‘films’ were shown in a gallery set up, but could they have been screened in a cinema as well? Or why not?

What defines a moving image as an artist film, installed in a gallery and what a ‘commercial’ film, shown in a cinema or TV? Is it down to opposites like autonomous/narrative, DIY/production team, low-/high budget? Or is it personal intention?

And what can or must be changed to make the professional path more diverse?

VAI and PS² teamed to highlight  a diversity in an ever expanding media form and analyse shortcomings, from funding to support-and distribution networks.

Free and everyone welcome

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PS² = Paragon Studios / project space -[pssquared], is a small artist collective, with studio space in the centre of Belfast. Alongside the studio space, PS² uses a former shop, project space, on the ground floor of the building as a platform for art projects and cultural activities which often include fringe sites in the city and further afield. The focus of PS² is on urban intervention and social interaction by artists and cultural practitioners, architects, multidisciplinary groups and theorists. Experiment and risk, social relevance and artistic quality are key elements of a diverse programme; from installations to projects with communities, classes, talks, curatorial residencies and research. PS² is run on a voluntary, non-commercial base, supported by funding from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and other sources. The projects are initiated and organized by Peter Mutschler together with Ruth Morrow as curatorial adviser and Yvonne Kennan as project- and curatorial assistant. Increasingly more, (artist)-curators are invited to realize projects.