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.

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.

The Team

Directors: David Gryn and Terry Smith

Programming Team: Philippa Wall & Luke Jones 

Project Management Team : Karen Pamplin Browne & Faye Golley

Marketing Consultant: Chantelle Purcell

Advisory Panel: Eddie Berg, Rose Cupit, Tony Grisoni, Tony Heaton OBE, Greta Hewison and Nikki Tompsett

Original Design Consultant : Stuart Brown

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