Episode 1: A Film is a Statement
About the event
Or, as Godard said: a tracking shot is a moral issue. A Film is a Statement is an open, convivial sort of screening/performance/ ideas hybrid - a cross between a festival, magazine and discussion about experimental artists’ films. Everything will be introduced by the filmmaker, or artist, or a critic or someone who will talk about it, very often with you. And it’s meant to be informed, but informal: there will be plenty of room for just hanging out, chatting, generally thinking together. The festival programme includes world leading radical moving image artists, some of the most important political filmmakers of the last 50 years, activists and leading philosophers including:
The Museum of Non-Participation (Karen Mirza, Brad Butler & Nabil Ahmed), Lutz Becker, Anthony McCall & Andrew Tyndall, Nina Power, Hito Steyerl, Ayreen Anastas & Rene Gabri, Graham Harwood, Chto Delat?, Jean-Marie Straub & Danièle Huillet and Hartmut Bitomsky.
Read more on the thinking behind this festival in our Introduction to the Episode.