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THE MAB FILM EXERCISE 1

THE MAB FILM EXERCISE 1

Greetings comrades, the image has now changed its status
Amanda Beech, Harun Farocki, Beatrice Gibson, Maryam Jafri, Pil and Galia Kollectiv, Cerith Wyn Evans

Thursday 3 December, 18.30hrs
Arnolfini, 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1 4QA

FREE but booking recommended (0117 917 2300)

Curated by Bridget Crone, Director Media Art Bath
Presented as part of THE MAB FILM EXERCISE

What is the status of the image today? Where does the image start and stop? Characterised by the speed of its dissemination, the image might be understood as the transmission of digital information, as a fleeting visual impression, compressed, processed and re-processed - what Hito Steyerl has called "the poor image".* Or it might be experienced as affective, as an important factor in the gaining of knowledge, expanded, archival, educative and recuperative, celebratory and informal... It might be all or none of these. Contingent. Staged. A restitution. A refusal.

The MAB Film Exercise - A programme of monthly screenings to exercise ideas in and around artists' film
By inviting curators to present a programme of artists' film, The MAB Film Exercise seeks to address both the diverse potential for artists' film as a form and a sense of the current urgency, social or political timeliness in the work (of both curator and artist). The MAB Film Exercise is produced and presented by Media Art Bath - championing contemporary art and ideas through the development of bold new work.

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