3:00 PM15:00

Moving Image as a Medium. Hosted by Elephant Magazine


Join us for a panel discussion with Dr Cliff Lauson (Hayward Gallery), Tiffany Leung (Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art) and Katy Wan (Tate Modern), moderated by Elaine Wong (BFI) exploring the development of moving image as a medium in East Asia, its diaspora and beyond.

'Moving Image as a Medium' is the first panel discussion part of the public programme of Dreams, illusions, phantom flowers, a collaborative project between Elephant and Edouard Malingue Gallery (Hong Kong/Shanghai) running at Elephant West from 13 - 28 April 2019.

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6:30 PM18:30

Content vs. technology — XR’s false polarity? Hosted by Trajectory Theatre


The first in the ‘Trajectory Talks’ series will explore the nuances of a topic that has long fallen into platitudes and empty conjecture.

Does the answer to broadening audiences for XR lie with content, or technology? It's a challenging binary choice, but it's also potentially limiting.

We’ll unpack the arguments through lively discussion to reach a collective understanding of what a successful content-driven ecosystem looks like.

Four people from across the arts and tech space will frame the discourse, before we open up to a ‘fishbowl’ discussion where everyone has the opportunity to share their views and experiences. You are all experts, so we’ll hear from as many of you as we can.

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2:00 PM14:00

Fear and Film: The Politics of Horror. Watersprite Film Festival 2019


The emotional power of film and television can be a forceful political tool: fear can be used for more than simply terrorising audiences, but to induce social commentary on anything from the race relations explored in 2017's Get Out, to the sinister impact of modern technology portrayed in Black Mirror.

Join us for a discussion of the horror genre in its broadest sense: the panel will explore the ways in which fear is theoretically and practically approached by filmmakers and what this says about ways we respond to and find purpose in visual culture in the modern day.

The panel will be chaired by Elaine Wong and we are delighted to be joined by Tom de VilleMatthew Holness and Jimmy Dean.

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