This is the third collaboration by mac and VIVID, investigating the crossover between artists' film and video and traditional cinema.
Exploring the notion of illusion and visual trickery through contemporary and historical references, this unique event will include work by Georges Méličs, Pathé Frčres and Edison alongside recent video works by Elizabeth McAlpine, Jonathan Allen, Jason Dee, Sara Fletcher & Edward Adam and Tobias Sternberg.
The programme references the artifice of early cinema and theatre whereby the practice of magician and filmmaker were often indistinguishable, each aspiring to 'trick' the audience through a series of manipulations and visual effects.
Using both gallery and cinema environments across the two venues, this programme will investigate modes of presentation, whilst challenging the audiences perception of screen based media. Exhibitions and screenings will be accompanied by a series of related talks.
Exhibition Opening Times
mac, Cotton Gallery, Thursday - Sunday, 12-6pm
VIVID, Thursday -Sunday, 12-5.30pm
Programme 1: Framing the Illusion
Saturday 1 April, 1 – 2.30pm
Programme 2: Acts of Looking
Saturday 1 April, 3 – 3.45pm
Programme 3: Montage/sound and vision Sunday 2nd April, 1 – 2.00pm
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A 4 day festival pass costs Ł3 /2 concessions
To book please call mac box office on
0121 440 3838