Do Billboards Dream Of Electric Screens? – Derby/ Leicester/ Nottingham

Derby/ Leicester/ Nottingham

Do Billboards Dream Of Electric Screens?
Trampoline Lights up the Urban Screens as Three Cities Unite

As dusk falls over the East Midlands this weekend, the cities’ largest digital screens will play host to a moving canvas of films from regional and international artists.

Trampoline, the region’s innovative new media arts organisation, brings this first programme of artists’ shorts to the public screens of the East Midland’s three cities, Nottingham, Derby and Leicester, as part of Trampoline’s 10th anniversary celebration, to taking place on November 29th at Broadway Cinema.

These three programmes, ‘The Citizen,’ ‘These Four Walls’ and ‘The Thousand Yard Stare’ operate to either draw the viewer into micro narratives or delicately play with their audience’s experience of advertising.

Trampoline has chosen short films, submitted from all over the world, that explore our relationship with the moving image in the public realm. Subtle interventions become interactions with the influx of dynamic digital signage and advertising to our high streets and public spaces. Do Billboards Dream of Electric Screens? endeavours to uncover the possibilities of this new digital infrastructure and how we perceive our developing surroundings. This is an opportunity to watch how cultural content can strengthen local identity and enrich city life.

Whether it’s a brief escape to hinterland or simply man’s best friend chomping on air, Do Billboard’s Dream of Electric Screens? will interact and enlighten as it lights up the three urban screens.

Derby – Big Screen Derby
22nd Sep – 5th Oct
Throughout the day and evening

Leicester – Phoenix Arts Centre
22nd Sep – 30th Sep
dusk – 11pm

Nottingham – Royal Centre
24th Sep – 30th Sep
dusk – 2.30am

Manchester – All Saints Gardens
11th – 14th Oct
Urban Screens Conference

Participating Artists:

Adi Shniderman, Merav Ezer
Collectif Fact
Corine Stübi
Frank Abbott
Frauke Havemann, Eric Schefter, Neal Wach (On Air) George Drivas Gob Squad
Harry Sachs James Johnson-Perkins, Dr. Conor Lawless Jonathan Velardi Kim
Collmer Lizzie Hughes Martha Gorzycki Miles Chalcraft Oliver Husain Pat Lockley Petra Weidemann, Robert Bischof Sean Capone (Supernature) Susanne Schuricht Suzanne Moxhay Xtine Hanson 8gg

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A Trampoline Project in Partnership with Royal Centre Nottingham, Derby Big Screen, Phoenix Leicester. Thanks to Derby Quad and Broadway Media Centre. Do Billboards Dream of Electric Screens? is funded by Three Cities Create and Connect European Regional Development Fund (Project Part-Financed by the European Union) Arts Council England