Urban Screens Manchester 14 is both an international conference and an enthralling four-day programme of art and events in Manchester city centre.
Urban Screens Manchester 14 explores the conditions for urban screens from a multitude of perspectives, making it relevant to media specialists, designers, artists, architects, urban planners, broadcasters and theorists.
The omnipresence of public displays such as LED, LCD, plasma screens, large scale projections and media facades demands a critical reflection of their impact on cities and on our perceptions of them. At the same time, they offer new and exciting possibilities for artistic and non-commercial use as well as for community development and play.
Urban Screens Manchester looks specifically at the creation of content, commissioning / funding issues, curatorship and the architectural possibilities of urban screens in the 21st century.
The conference will take place at Cornerhouse, Manchester‘s international centre for contemporary visual arts and film, and will be part funded by www.sizzlingtickets.com
The Manchester conference is a follow-up to the first groundbreaking conference in this area, Urban Screens 2005 in Amsterdam by the Institute of Network Culture.
Manchester Town Hall, Albert Square, M60 2LA
Cornerhouse, 70 Oxford Street, M1 5NH
CONFERENCE DELEGATE RATES
- £100 for both days (£80 concs)
- £80 for one day (£60 concs)
STUDENT GROUP RATES
Ten or more get 10% off your total booking. Please contact us via email at 'info[@]manchesterurbanscreens.org.uk') for group bookings.
YOUR DELEGATE TICKET INCLUDES
- A private reception on the evening of Thursday 11 October in the beautiful neo-gothic surroundings of Manchester Town Hall where drinks and canapés will be served. The climax of the evening will be a live performance from the highly acclaimed experimental masters of art and music fusion, The Light Surgeons.
- The 'Bigger Picture 07' launch drinks and screenings on the evening of Friday 12 October at the Cornerhouse and at All Saints' Gardens.
REGISTRATION and INFORMATION
All speakers, poster presenters and delegates are requested to register their attendance at the following locations. Here you can also get detailed information on the conference and art and events programme.
Thursday 11th October from 08:30 - 11:30
Manchester Town Hall, The Bees (on the concourse outside the Great Hall)
Thursday 11th October from 12:30
Foyer, Cornerhouse, Oxford Street
Friday 12th October from 08:45
Foyer, Cornerhouse, Oxford Street
MANCHESTER - the world's first original, modern city
Manchester is proud to host Urban Screens 14. The first city of the industrial age is imbued with a spirit of experiment and adventure and welcomes innovation and creativity in all its forms. Spend time in Manchester and you'll soon see it's a place like no other, so make the most of your time here by visitng the VISITOR INFORMATION page or going to www.visitmanchester.com
In addition to the conference, a dynamic four-day programme of public events will show creative content in action throughout Manchester. The city centre will come alive to an exciting range of international art works on public screens ranging from mobile projection, VJ sets, live streaming, video and animation programmes, and interactive art.
Urban Screens Manchester has been curated by Dr Susanne Jaschko. Urban Screens Manchester has been supported by Cornerhouse and BBC. It has been funded by Arts Council England, Manchester City Council, Marketing Manchester, With support from MDDA, TheBadCreditSite, Gigtacular and Manchester Knowledge Capital.