The Programme

Programme 1 available to view, online for a fortnight by special arrangement

Update – Carmen Billows is coming to Preston to introduce her programme (Programme 5 on Friday 27th March)

Artists’ Moving Image Festival

Monday 23rd March – Friday 27th March

Evening Screenings Daily from 6pm

You are invited to attend The Programme, a film festival of artists’ moving image work at HanoverProject, Hanover Building, University of Central Lancashire, Preston. The festival runs from Monday 23rd until Friday 27th March, with specially introduced screenings at 6pm daily. The Festival Begins on Monday 23rd March with a screening introduced by Gill Park, Director of Pavillion, Leeds. The screening will be followed by a Q&A.

Selected from an open call, The Programme film festival attempts to rethink what the artists’ film programme can be today. On the internet we watch current and historically important moving image artworks individually. While, in the gallery and group exhibition singular works produced to very high standards (often feature length) are shown. With this emphasis on viewing solo works, can the artists’ moving image programme be reimagined for the present moment?

Five curators of moving image programmes have been invited to respond to this premise and select programmes: Amy Charlesworth & Gill Park (Monday 23rd), Anne-Sophie Dinant (Tuesday 24th), Marina Vishmidt (Thursday 26th) and Carmen Billows (Friday 27th). Heather Ross and Claire Hope, Lecturers at UCLan (Wednesday 25th) are producing a programme from their perspective as moving image artists and viewers of film programmes. One programme will also be made available to view online from Wednesday 24th March.

The Programme includes moving image work by artists selected from the open call:
Peter Barnard, Sophie Barrott, Amelia Crouch, Danielle Cunningham, Danielle Cunningham, Benjamin Davies, Rozaliya Dimitrova, Till Gombert, Isabella Gresser, Maj Hasager, Claire Hope, Jason Keener, Assaad Khoueiry, Kirk Lake, Tao Lashley-Burnley, Pheobe Law, Michael Lyons, Shehrezad Maher, Amy Mckenny, Harry Meadley, Evguenia Men, Nicholas Norcross, Zoe Phylactidou, Heather Ross, Nuno Sá, David Steans, Maryam Tafkori, Hasan Tanji, Ilhami Tunç.

Programmes include additional works by artists:
Aurelien Froment, Kathryn Elkin, Nooshin Farhid, Kari Robertson and Maya Inbar.

For more information please contact Claire Hope – CHope@uclan.ac.uk

Curator Biographies

Amy Charlesworth is Lecturer in Art History at the Open University. She writes predominantly on lens-based media histories, gender and realism. Amy has also worked as a curator and programmer for the last nine years.

Anne-Sophie Dinant is an independent curator based in Bordeaux, France. From 2007 to 2012 she was associate curator at the South London Gallery where she ran the Live Art and Film programme.

Carmen Billows is a London-based curator, specialising in the moving image. She has an academic background in Cultural, Film and Curatorial Studies from Universität Bremen, Paris 8, Vincennes, and the Royal College of Art, London. An independent curator, she has curated various exhibitions and film screenings.

Claire Hope is an artist working with moving image and live performance, and a Lecturer in Fine Art at UCLan. Claire gained a PhD in Fine Art (by practice) from the University of Leeds in 2015, graduated with an MA Fine Art from Chelsea College of Art, London in 2004 and she is a former LUX Associate Artist (2007/8).

Gill Park is Director of Pavilion, a visual arts organisation based in Leeds that produces new work with artists. Recent commissions have included films by Lucy Skaer, Aurelien Froment, Mathieu Kleybe Abonnenc, Luke Fowler and Mark Fell. Gill is also undertaking doctoral research at the University of Leeds, exploring the relationship between feminism and photography in the 1980s.

Heather Ross is an artist working with moving image, text, drawing and painting; she is concerned with how human experience is mediated, by exploring the tensions between reality and representation.  She is an Associate Lecturer in Fine Art at UCLan. She graduated from a Masters in Fine Art, from Chelsea College of Art, London, in 2013.

Marina Vishmidt is a London-based writer occupied mainly with questions around art, labour and value. She is the author of Speculation as a Mode of Production (Brill, early 2016) and A for Autonomy (with Kerstin Stakemeier) (Textem, 2015). She is a member of the working group which organizes Cinenova, a feminist film and video distributor in London.


The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has developed an enviable reputation as an institution that innovates, evolving its course portfolio to over 500 undergraduate programmes and 180 postgraduate courses.  The University has an established research reputation within the areas of Business, Health, Humanities and Science. In the recent Research Assessment

Exercise, all 17 subject areas submitted were rated as containing research of international excellence while 11 areas were assessed to be undertaking research which is world-leading. In 2012 UCLan was awarded four stars in the QS Stars Development Road Map, indicating a University that is highly international with excellence in both research and teaching. UCLan has approximately 35,000 students and indirectly contributes close to £300 million into the regional economy every year. Over the past five years UCLan has invested more than £100 million on new buildings and facilities to support teaching, learning and leisure activities.


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