Strangelove Time-based Media Festival



Strangelove Festival is a nomadic project spanning 180 miles and five weeks a unique festival bridging the gap between time-based genres. From art videos, experimental film and conventional cinema; to sound and performance works, Strangelove Festival celebrates the diversity of time-based media, with a programme of exhibitions, screenings, commissioned works, talks and performances responding to the 2019 festival theme of Duration.

Launching at the Photographer's Gallery in London, 23 February,  Strangelove Festival will travel the South East coast from Turner Contemporary in Margate, to Fabrica in Brighton, with seven days in various locations in Folkestone, including a weekend take over of Folkestone Quarterhouse. With two connected discussion events exploring the definition of time-based media, held in London and Folkestone.

Part 1 - Imaging Time: Understanding photography as time-based media, Saturday 23 February 2019 at The Photographers Gallery, London

Part 2 - Practice and Process: Exploring time-based media, Saturday 2 March 2019 at Turner Contemporary, Margate

Part 3 - Past, Present Future: What is time-based media?, Friday 22 March 2019 at Quarterhouse, Folkestone

Open calls will provide opportunities to showcase contemporary practices within time-based media, including 30 second films and Secret Strangelove encounters designed by artists, that will be placed into the Festival, and draw audiences into individual experiences with a single sentence, encapsulating the encounter.

Still from Joel Snowman's film Rotunda, 2017


Secret Strangelove returned in 2018 with a pop-up five hour exhibition consisting of film, photography, print and sound. It brought together four artists, who each consider the bridge between past, present and future.

Strangelove Time-based Media Festival 2018 took a trip across the channel to Dunkerque, France - broadening the sense of a shared coast. La Plate-Forme hosted 16 artists, 2 live performance and 2 weeks of screenings