Video Jam is an ongoing series of unique, experimental events which seek to explore and re-examine the relationship between moving image and live sound by commissioning sound artists to compose original accompaniment for short, contemporary films. Initiated from scratch by a very small team of emerging artists, curators and promoters, the events act as a catalyst in bringing together these two mediums to create a new, third entity to be witnessed as a live experience.
Video Jam has swiftly become an indispensable part of the arts and experimental events culture in the North West and beyond, providing an accessible critical forum for dialogue surrounding live sound and moving image. Since its inception in January 2012, the collective have hosted 30 unique, site-specific events within the UK and beyond, in venues as diverse as a Cathedral, a glass atrium, underground vaults and a music hall in the round, and have worked with over 300 artists including Jeremy Deller, Dieter Moebius, Soda Jerk, Phil Solomon and Ryan Gander.
Quays Culture Programme presents Video Jam at The Lowry 13.03.15
Performance & Film | Deadline: Wednesday 11th February
Video Jam are looking for films of 5 - 15 minutes in length for their debut at The Lowry: a unique 3 hour event that will transform the Promenade Gallery to showcase a programme of films and film performances each with accompanying live original sound.
Inspired by the multidisciplinary nature of The Lowry as an arts space, and Quays Culture’s emphasis on experimentation and innovation, the thematic focus for this event is ‘Performance.’ We are seeking artists, musicians and filmmakers of all disciplines and of any genre whose work may be relevant in terms of form and/or content.
Filmmakers: Ideas may include expanded cinema, film performance, live film, dance film, performance in film. All genres accepted. We have the facilities to screen digital film but are keen to include work by artists in variety of disciplines such as 16mm, 8mm, who may be able to provide their own relevant equipment. We are very open to hearing your suggestions.
Please send your submissions and enquiries with online links/examples of your work to: [email protected]