C U R A T E D B Y
Described as 'one of Manchester's most innovative nights,' Video Jam is an ongoing series of unique experimental events that seek to explore and re-examine the relationship between sound and moving image. Based around the brief précis, 'an experimental evening of short films with a variety of live musical accompaniment,' our programmes feature a wide variety of short films of all genres, from amateur and professional artists alike. For each of these films we commission a different musical act to compose an original soundtrack of their own interpretation to be performed as a live accompaniment, resulting in what we call a 'blind collaboration.' As curators, we act as the go between, bringing together these two elements to create a new, third entity to be witnessed as a live experience. For Fat Out Fest we will be working with a diverse group of musicians and filmmakers as well as branching out into more ambitious installation based ideas, all to be performed live on the derelict and unique 5th floor of Islington Mill.
M U S I C I A N S
YOUNG BRITISH ARTISTS
2 KOI KARP
F I L M M A K E R S
GONZALO ESCOBAR MORA
AHRKH KHOM FT. SAM WEAVER
MODERATE TWAT KISSA & RAIKES PARADE
PRESENT ALLOTROPE'S OF CARBON
Collaborative piece including live music production, screen printing & live visual mixing exploring the world of Diamonds. The piece culminates with the hand folded & screen printed packaging coming together for a 12" vinyl release that will be available at the performance.
PRESENT 'THE LANDING'
The Landing is an audiovisual installation created to explore new ways of controlling visual composition. The installation consists of an 8 minute contemporary dance performance with audio reactive, projection mapped visuals covering the dancer.
VWB are a Manchester based AV collective specialising in site specific installations.
On the 28th October 1960, Almost 6 months before the first recorded manned flight in space, 2 amateur radio astronomers picked up a frantic Soviet SOS signal, travelling away from Earth. The signal abruptly ended.
How long did the cosmonaut frantically hammer the signal until he realised no one could help? How long did it take him to die? How far did he travel, maybe even further than Voyager 1, launched in 17 years later, which is currently 19,031,719,835 KM from Home.
This is the story of that journey…