Night Contact Launches

Night Contact Launches

©Rrrrrrrroll, Japanese artist collective.

©Rrrrrrrroll, Japanese artist collective.

On Friday 27th September, as darkness begins to fall, indoor and outdoor projections will pop up across a range of venues in Dalston, East London, beaming out inspiring artworks for one night only.

Supporting and promoting contemporary image making, Night Contact aims to bring together exciting and innovative photographic works that provoke or engage in conversations with other media, such as film, music and literature. All of the works will embrace the projection format, through experimental edits, collaborations with other artists, and the use of sound, narrative, movement, colour and rhythm.

Centred around Gillett Square, a specially installed bank of screens will show site-specific commissioned and curated work. There will be stalls, music, food and drink, with vouchers offering deals at local bars and eateries. Beyond the main square, the festival will break out into a trail of six satelllite venues, taking over the streets of Dalston across outdoor spaces, bars and music venues, each showing a programmed screening.The majority of the work we show will come from open submissions; these will be accompanied by a curated programme to ensure a varied, engaging and inspiring final line-up.

Three £1,000 grants are available for the production of collaborative works, in addition to an open call out for submissions. Submit your work here.

New Work judges are:
Katrina Sluis: Digital Curator, The Photographers Gallery
Charlotte Cotton: Curator
The full judging panel will be announced soon

Deadline: 27th May 2013

Existing Work judges are:
Aaron Schuman: Photographer and Curator
Carmen Salas: Founder and Director, Alpha-ville
Celia Davies: Acting Director, Photoworks
Ravi Amaratunga: Media Project Manager, Channel 4

Deadline: 15th July 2013

Night Contact is produced by Contact Editions with the support of the Arts Council England.


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