Wednesday 20 July
7pm – 9 pm
The NewBridge Project Screening Room (off the Gallery)
Video art struggles within online attention economies — Youtube, Vimeo, TikTok, etc. Often, the patience and suspension of judgement that most video art needs cannot be provided by these massive platforms (video art doesn’t make for good clickbait!). As such, Neighbourhood Watch offers a dedicated environment for showing, watching and discussing video art, affording levels of engagement that aren’t currently offered by like-driven social media.
Taking place in The NewBridge Project screening room (next to the gallery), Neighbourhood Watch is an opportunity to show digital moving-image works of all kinds, whether that be computer animation, documentary, abstract video or anything in between. All types of video art are welcome, from lo-res clips filmed on your phone to more ‘produced’ hi-res works. Similarly, it’s a space open to all artists, whether they work exclusively in video or not, and anyone interested in viewing contemporary moving-image works.
Anyone is welcome to share work of up to 10 minutes or come, view and offer feedback. Participants can show clips, excerpts, sketches, half-finished things or fully realised pieces — with an opportunity to briefly say what kind of feedback they’re hoping to get. After showing each work, there will be a moment for others to respond and offer their thoughts. It’s also fine to show something and not talk about it too. This will be a space for all kinds of feedback, allowing for both casual discussion and critical engagement – whatever you want to get out of it.
There will be a digital projector, computer and speakers set up. If you have any questions, you can email NewBridge’s Artist Development Programmer Dan Russell on firstname.lastname@example.org and email Dan to share a work or bring a USB.
Neighbourhood Watch has been set up by NewBridge members Aaron Dawson-Riley and Liberty Hodes.
Poster by Liberty Hodes.