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Southend’s Big Screen launches its 2016 Programme + Call for films

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Southend’s Big Screen launches its 2016 Programme 

12 January – 15 April 2016 

We are pleased to present this year’s programme of curated moving image for Big Screen Southend, a purpose-built display screen in the heart of the town, designed to showcase work by artists and filmmakers.

The first quarter of 2016’s line up, entitled ‘x 308: Space, Site and the Screen’, includes work from eight emerging artists and filmmakers, who were selected to critically examine the technological image within its production or consumption within the public domain.

The title of the programme refers to ‘x 308’, the pixel resolution for digital video on the Big Screen as a starting point to consider both mechanisms of the screen and the situational or social context in which it is embedded. The presented work will also consider how we can make sense of the screen as a disruptive tool for the artist or filmmaker outside of a gallery or cinema context. By drafting attention towards the defining components (image, location and hardware), we can ultimately consider the role the screen plays as a key physical site for the reception of experimental moving image.

Slot 1: 12 January – 8 February
Ollie Dook and Georgia Hollands

Slot 2: 9 February – 8 March
Bryony Hussey, John Lawrence, and Yuri Pattison

Slot 3: 9 March – 15 April
Verity Birt, Laura O’Neill and Lucy Pawlak

Viewable between 8.00 -10.00am, 12.00 – 2.00pm, 4.00 – 6.00pm 7 days a week.

Big Screen Southend welcomes proposals from artists and filmmakers to present work on its purpose-built display screen designed for the presentation of artist commissions, live transmissions and short and feature films relative to the cultural context of Southend, South Essex and further afield. Located at the centre of Elmer Square, the screen is a hundred yards from Southend Central Station. (Trains every fifteen minutes from London Fenchurch Street. Journey time fifty minutes.)

Big Screen Southend is a partnership project between Focal Point Gallery, Southend Borough Council, University of Essex, South Essex College and The Forum.