About 2019

Manuel Vason, presenting at the Strangelove symposium

Manuel Vason, presenting at the Strangelove symposium


It all started when…

Strangelove Festival 2019 crossed 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 traveled the South East coast from Turner Contemporary in Margate, to Fabrica in Brighton, with five days of events in Folkestone’s Quarterhouse in the Creative Quarter.

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

Secret Strangelove encounters designed by artists, were placed into the Festival, and drew audiences into individual experiences with a single sentence, encapsulating an encounter. Secret Strangelove audiences were invited to these encounters through a single sentence description only. The audience can only guess at what they might encounter - what will happen remains a secret until they visit the location of the encounter where all is revealed.

The 2019 Festival 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

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