Lights Art Film Festival is a event at the wonderful grassroots project space at Partisan collective in Manchester showing contemporary film, new media and digital media made by members of The Tunnel, all to explore the question of where are we now, where we can go next and looking at possible avenues that art and technology can interrelate in the future, from the political, to the social, the revolutionary and the scientific and the subversive.
It will feature film screenings, talks and discussions during the day, as well as tech demos of projects from out artists at the Tunnel, and all are welcome to come along, ask questions and participate in creating our visions of a modern renaissance in both the arts, and the world of engineering and Science.
Major films to be screened include our manifesto film for the 21st century, and various works by multidisciplinary artists including
- Animation pieces by London based animator from Manchester Scott Lockhart
- Political and performance / Exhibition videos by digital artist Mervyn Dyse
- Art videos exploring the psyche and the self by Monika Tobel
- Music and art videos from Mark Rathmell
- Videos and discussion from Macclesfield based painter Rebecca Smith
- Various music projects and videos by Chris Godber including the film version of ‘The Artist Engineer’ a key concept for the show which will include a panel discussion (panellists to be announced)
- Talk and demo of Catastrophic Spaces -a digital project Catastrophic spaces by Becca Smith and Chris Godber.
- Premier of Revolution in Oroboros – a Collage film by Chris Godber, based on ideas from Becca Smith
- A screening of a Classic film – probably Metropolis by Friz Lang