Wednesday 27 November 2019, 6.30-9pm Lighthouse, Brighton, BN1 4AJ
The Informals is a new performance by artists Polina Medvedeva and Andreas Kühne about ways of living in the digital age, decentralisation and non-conformity.
This autobiographical work uses live music and documentary film footage, to focus on the experiences of young ‘digital natives’ in the Russian city of Murmansk. In order to escape the norms and social constructs of northern Russia, young people in Murmansk gravitate to deserted areas of space where they collectively improvise, creating new narratives through their digital community and culture.
There will be a Q&A with the artists at the end of the performance.
The event is free, but due to capacity, booking is advised.
The annual Brighton Film Festival opened yesterday – it is in its 17th year, co-directed by Tim Brown / Frank Gray from the University of Brighton. Two weeks of world cinema, premieres, shorts, student films and talks and live cinema.
The whole events programme is here:
From the Cinecity website:
SUN 24 NOV / 4PM DEPOT in Lewes:
‘Frank Gray’s new book, The Brighton School and the Birth of British Film, examines film’s early history through the work of the Hove film pioneers, G. A Smith and James Williamson. For this conversation with art historian and psychoanalytic psychotherapist Dr Robert Snell, Frank will explore Smith’s relationship with contemporary ‘spirit’ culture at the end of the 19th Century.
Smith was a mesmerist, magic lanternist and a member of the Society for Psychical Research, and expressed a particular fascination with the representation of the ‘other side’ through a set of ‘vision’ films. They enabled both the conscious and unconscious realms to be visualised simultaneously, a compositional concept which had had its origins both in painting and the theatre.
Presented by The Arts Forum of Psychotherapy Sussex which promotes and encourages an exchange of ideas between psychoanalysis and the arts and all are welcome to its events. Frank is the Director of Screen Archive South East at the University of Brighton.’
Care(less) by Lindsay Seers is a deeply moving 15 minute long artwork currently showing at Fabrica, Brighton, which responds to research being conduced at University of Brighton, University of Birmingham and University of Lincoln.on ageing and care provision for older people
From the exhibition brochure:
‘Using a combination of lens based and digital 360 degree images, viewed within a virtuality headset, Seers explores the hallucinatory and embodied effect of VR. We are drawn into a state of the aged: a state in which we can quickly become invisible’.
For further information on the research go to olderpeoplesselffundingcare.com
For more information on Lindsay Seers exhibition and the extensive program of events go to fabrica.org.uk/events