Film at the intersection of art and documentary
This year’s extended edition of Sheffield Fringe (June 6-14) considers the relationship between aesthetics and emergency politics, manifested as experimental narratives. Encountering both domestic and institutional arrangements, cultural conditioning, and national political milieux, the ethics of artistic agency and representation are brought into question as filmmakers cross-examine their chosen subjects from many angles. Improvisation may inform both subject matter and approach, with egos incisively and humorously dismantled; the specifics of a given place or circumstance may be scrutinized. The films, performances, and discussions that make up Sheffield Fringe 2014 are by turns playful and unsettling, with monologue emerging as a strategy for preservation, and dialogue as the option to move things forward into the future.
Amongst others the participating artists include Jobina Tinnemans, Miranda Pennell, Solmaz Shahbazi, Walid Raad, Marielle Nitoslawska, Juliette Joffé, Angus Braithwaite, Rose Butler, David Blandy, Farahnaz Sharifi.
Sheffield Fringe 2014 is produced in collaboration with Bloc Projects and Bloc Studios. Studios will be open to the public Sunday 9 June 12-6pm. Admission to all events is free. Sheffield Fringe is an artist-led curatorial project exploring the intersection of art & documentary practices through screenings, talks, exhibitions and research, presented in partnership with Openvizor, Diversity Art Forum and Goldsmiths University of London. Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.
Full programme at: http://sheffieldfringe.com/programmes/year-2014/