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Strangelove Time-based Media Festival: Duration

Festival dates: 23 February - 24 March 2019

Strangelove Festival is a nomadic project spanning 180 miles and five weeks, a unique festival bridging the gap between time-based genres. From art videos, experimental film and conventional cinema; to sound and performance works, Strangelove Festival celebrates the diversity of time based media, with a programme of exhibitions, screenings, commissioned works, talks and performances responding to the 2019 festival theme of Duration.

Launching at the Photographer's Gallery in London, 23 February, Strangelove Festival will travel the South East coast from Turner Contemporary in Margate, to Brighton, with seven days in various locations in Folkestone, including a weekend take over of Folkestone Quarterhouse. With connected events exploring the definition of time-based media, held in London, Margate and Folkestone.

Part 1 - Imaging Time: Understanding photography as time-based media
Saturday 23 February 2019 at The Photographers Gallery, London

Part 2 - Practice and Process: Exploring time-based media
Saturday 2 March 2019 at Turner Contemporary, Margate

Part 3 - Past, Present Future: What is time-based media?
Friday 22 March 2019 at Quarterhouse, Folkestone

Open calls will provide opportunities to showcase contemporary practices within time-based media, including Every Second Counts an open call for 30 second films and a open call for ‘encounters’ as part of Secret Strangelove. These ‘encounters’ will be advertised as part of the festival programme and draw audiences with a single sentence description only.

Every Second Counts

Open Call for 30 second films Strangelove Festival 2019 invite artists to submit a 30 second film, responding to the theme of duration reflecting our fast-paced consumer culture of digital media. Thirty seconds is: how long most adverts last, how long most people look at an artwork in a gallery, 12 breathes and an 0.008th of an hour. Click here to enter now (Entry Fee $7)

Secret Strangelove Open Call

Strangelove Festival curators have coined an iconic feature, Secret Strangelove, which are encounters that take place during the Festival. The Secret Strangelove audience is invited to the ‘encounter’ through a single sentence description only. The audience can only guess at what they might encounter - what will happen remains a secret until they visit the location of the ‘encounter’ where all is revealed. The ‘encounter’ you propose can be defined within performance, poetry, sound and visual-art. Secret Strangelove highlights public spaces that are overlooked or ignored and celebrates the festival location of Folkestone, enhancing locations with encounters that explore time-based arts. Click here to find out more

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Strangelove Festival is supported by Arts Council England, Kent County Council and the Roger de Haan Charitable Trust.

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