Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Scratch The Surplus

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Two-day screening event organised by Re-make and part of Deptford X 201

Scratch the Surplus opens up a dialogue around archives, their distribution and mediation, from our own personal hoardings to more formal collections and the ever expanding terrain of the internet.

The event is set within a recently built Big Yellow Self Storage Unit in New Cross, London. Its studio-like storage cells are rid of the customary boxes filled with carefully catalogued and stored belongings. Once home to personal archives of material stuff, the Self Storage Unit, for this weekend, hosts the immaterial image; drawn from within archives, salvaged from forgotten collections or screen-grabbed from the accumulating data of our online clouds and YouTube collated media hits.

The weekend programme is made up of one-off, on the hour screenings. Saturday sees work selected by practitioners who are engaged in distribution within specific UK film and video collections including REWIND, Dundee and Women's Art Library, MAKE. Sunday's programme of artist moving image work, moves from scratch video of the 1980s to new video work that delves into the vastness of the internet.

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