51zero/festival 2017 DECREATION October 27th – November 2nd
This year’s programme launched at Rochester Cathedral, presenting a rich programme of artists’ films and live music scores, followed by installations, talks and performances, alongside workshops, animations and a dedicated children’s programme, at Guildhall Museum. Screenings took place at Huguenot Museum and a final showcase of films by emerging artists, as part of Open Projector, was hosted by the University of Kent, as well as a final discussion forum, bringing together a mix of international and emerging artists, local students and graduates, curators, critics and musicians.The festival presented a cross-section of work from different generations of artists, many having taken part in Biennials, and raised aspirations of emerging talent, offering platforms for exposure to up and coming artists and students from the region and beyond.
51zero/festival 2017 took place in various venues and locations across Medway. Programme details can be found here
51zero/festival 2018/19 LOCATE 51zero presents Locate, a consideration of languages perceptible in Contemporary Art of the Moving Image, a cross-border programme of artists’ film, moving image and digital-art linking Kent and Medway with Bulgaria and Sweden.
This festival will be part of a wider project that enables an international cultural dialogue through moving-image; the development of public awareness of the opportunities for expression and new thinking through digital arts; opportunities for emerging artists to develop their skills and work practice through travel and study in the EU.
The Locate project facilitates the exchange of work practice, movement of curators, artists and students, establishes transnational mobility and benefits the experience, skilling and education of all involved.
51zero/festival 2018/19 will take place in various venues and locations across Medway and Kent; more details coming soon.