Symposium - 'Random Acts: Artist Interventions into Broadcast', FACT, in partnership with Channel 4, Arts Council England and the Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool, 2012

Billingham, Richard ORCID: 0000-0002-6474-5656 (2012) Symposium - 'Random Acts: Artist Interventions into Broadcast', FACT, in partnership with Channel 4, Arts Council England and the Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool, 2012. In: Random Acts: Artist Interventions into Broadcast, 26 October 2012, Liverpool.

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Abstract

'Random Acts: Artist Interventions into Broadcast', FACT, Liverpool, 2012 was a one day event of discussions and live performances celebrating Channel 4’s Random Acts and the history of artist interventions into television. 'Random Acts' was a series of 25 artists’ short films for Channel 4 Television, UK and Co-commissioned with FACT, Liverpool. Random Acts included works by Marina Abramovic, (Dangerous Games); Lewis Klahr, (The Moon Has Its Reasons); Mark Leckey, (Pearl Vision); Rachel Mayeri, (Primate Cinema: Movies for Monkeys); Shahryar Nashat, (Knee Bruise Left Edged); Martha Rosler, (Because This Is Britain); James Richards, (Today); Zineb Sedira, (End of Life); Mark Wallinger, (Ever Since); Apichatpong Weerasethakul, (Monsoon) as well as Richard Billingham's 'Siberian Tiger'. FACT produced the event in partnership with Channel 4, Arts Council England and the Liverpool Biennial. The symposium took the Channel 4 Random Act programming strand as its starting point and bought together artists and key figures to reflect on the histories of artists working with the medium of television, from early broadcast interruptions to contemporary approaches that have materialised since the rise of the internet new media. It addressed how television must become an increasingly shared and collective space for artist and audiences. Also discussed were new models of broadcast and their dissemination into an increasingly networked culture. Billingham took part in a panel discussion with Zineb Sedira, Sarah Wood and Marisa Olson. Other international speakers included Tabitha Jackson (Commissioning Editor for Arts at Channel 4); Chip Lord, (co-founder of multi-media collective Ant Farm), who was in conversation with John Hill (of cross-platform collective LuckyPDF). Lucy Dusgate (Arts Council England) looked at the future of artist interventions into broadcast. Artist performances also took place, including Jeremy Bailey’s The Future of Television, a tele-presence augmented reality performance, and IKAST project, which performed an intervention by Ronald Fraser-Munroe. Random Acts films (including Richard Billingham's 'Siberian Tiger' were also screened throughout the event.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
Subjects: N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Arts > Art
Research Priority Areas: Creative Practice as Research
Depositing User: Richard Billingham
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2019 13:11
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2019 13:11
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/7551

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