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Artists' Film Biennial

Artists' Film Biennial: Professional Practice with Sarah Perks, Artistic Director of HOME, Manchester

27 May 2016

This professional practice seminar is an informal opportunity for a small group of arts professionals to gain a deeper understanding of the interconnected relationship between the artist, production, distribution, collection, and exhibition of artists moving image with the opportunity for discussion and debate.

Formed by the merger of two of Manchester’s best-loved arts organisations, Cornerhouse and the Library Theatre Company, HOME is a place for curiosity seekers, for lovers of the dramatic, the digital and the deeply engaging; for radicals and reciprocators. HOME’s two theatre spaces are a platform for playful, daring, new and commissioned work. Five screens light up with independent, challenging, provocative film. The gallery is home to trailblazing new contemporary art, and last year launched the first ever training programme for visual artists making their first feature film, Feature Expanded, with Lo schermo dell'arte, Florence. 

Sarah Perks is Artistic Director: Visual Art at HOME, Manchester, and Professor of Visual Art at Manchester School of Art at Manchester Metropolitan University. Sarah is a curator, producer, writer and academic with significant experience of international contemporary visual art, independent film and engagement. A specialist in artist long form film (HOME Artist Film), performance and participatory art, Sarah has worked extensively with international established artists including Phil Collins, Stanya Kahn, Rosa Barba, Clifford Owens, Al and Al and her latest exhibition, co-curated with Omar Kholeif, is on now at HOME, Imitation of Life: Melodrama & Race in the 21st Century including Sophia Al-Maria, Jacolby Satterwhite and Martine Syms.


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The ICA Artists’ Film Biennial 2016 is a four-day celebration of artists’ film and moving image. The Biennial’s comprehensive series of screenings and talks extends the ICA’s Artists’ Film Club, our regular programme of artists’ film, which profiles and debates the best international artists’ moving image.

Programme supported by the Art Fund, British Council, the Royal Norwegian Embassy and Film Hub London, managed by Film London. Proud to be a partner of the BFI Film Audience Network, funded by the National Lottery.

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