[rohrpost] Urban Screens Manchester Newsletter 6

Sarah Turner sarah.turner at manchesterurbanscreens.org.uk
Don Okt 4 12:57:02 CEST 2007

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 www.manchesterurbanscreens.org.uk. 


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 info at manchesterurbanscreens.org.uk. We will publish them on the Urban Screens weblog at www.manchesterurbanscreens.org.uk.


Curated by Susanne Jaschko



Sarah Turner
International PR
Urban Screens Manchester 07
+49 (0)162 526 5624