Opening on the 14th of March, will be the premiere of Alone with Empire: The Counter Archive at Format Festival in Derby. This interactive-display maps out key elements from IC Visual Lab’s recent commission in the British Empire and Commonwealth Film Collection held at Bristol Archives. For this edition an online version of the project will showcase the generated films, catalogued emotional responses and curated soundscape, culminating in Alone with Empire: The Counter Archive. Full details: https://formatfestival.com/whats-on/alone-with-empire/

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  Take a closer look at our recent project Alone With Empire by watching this evaluative film produced by REXTON film & audio. The installation provided a critical space to be alone with films from the British Empire and Commonwealth Collection (BECC), aiming to challenge the ways in which colonial film footage can be presented and experienced. All the resulting films from the installation will be hosted on a project specific website, more details on that soon! The full ...

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“GHOST STORIES: Working from collections” exhibition is now open at Bristol Archives until January 11th. Thanks everyone involved, especially Federico Clavarino for leading the group. Pic from Amak Mahmoodian’s installation, False teeth. —— GHOST STORIES, a workshop lead by Federico Clavarino and IC-Visual Lab as part of ACTIVATING THE ARCHIVE programme in collaboration with Bristol Archives and supported by the Arts Council of England. ”Every object that comes to us from the past is some kind of fossil, ...

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THE CAGE: 2075 CIVIL PRESS Experiments over documentation 2075 Nepali Archive was born in October 2018, two years after the conversation between Julián Barón and Rohan Thapa. 2075 NA has the intention to use images that have had a circulation, a past life. By using a photo copy machine this images survive bringing new meanings. Any document that is photocopied is converted into a imagetext, that is reborn, free and expands the characteristics of the image. We ...

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From over 800 films, and 400 hours of footage, ‘Alone with Empire’ is an installation that allows an archive to reveal itself – creating a unique visual experience that questions the legacy of the British Empire. This installation provides a critical space to be alone with films from the British Empire and Commonwealth Collection (BECC), aiming to challenge the ways in which colonial film footage can be presented and experienced. By embracing ‘chaos’ as a creative method ...

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  IC Visual Lab has received National Lottery backing from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for our current project Alone with Empire. We wish to send thanks to all National Lottery players for making this possible. This funding will allow us to cover the costs of our installation Alone with Empire as well as the satellite workshops and legacy project website.  This backing from the Heritage Lottery Fund is in addition to the support received from the ...

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    Ghost Stories: Working from Collections A workshop with Federico Clavarino 15th, 16th and 17th of June. 10am to 6pm £95 Early Bird (Until 21st May 2018) / £120 (Standard fee) ICVL members will enjoy a 25% discount from standard fee. LIMITED CAPACITY To book your place, send us an email info(at)icvl.co.uk and we will facilitate you with payment details.     “I bought a garden, imagining that I was purchasing a simple space enclosed in walls; but it was not so at all: suddenly the space has become ...

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  Francesca Seravalle, independent curator will be introducing her project The First Photos within one of the most interesting archival institutions in the world at our day-symposium ACTIVATING THE ARCHIVE: Contemporary Uses of Visual Archives held at Arnolfini alongside Thomas Sauvin, Amak Mahmoodian, Vicki Bennett, Charbel Saad, Maja Daniels and guest contributor Kensuke Koike on the May 5th 2018. This event is supported by the Arts Council of England and co-presented with Arnolfini. Early bird tickets are still available, limited ...

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  Charbel Saad, digital collections coordinator at Arab Image Foundation, will be introducing his work within one of the most interesting archival institutions in the world at our day-symposium ACTIVATING THE ARCHIVE: Contemporary Uses of Visual Archives held at Arnolfini alongside Thomas Sauvin, Amak Mahmoodian, Vicki Bennett, Francesca Seravalle, Maja Daniels and guest contributor Kensuke Koike on the May 5th 2018. This event is supported by the Arts Council of England and co-presented with Arnolfini. Early bird tickets are still ...

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  Amak Mahmoodian is a Bristol based photographer who will be introducing her new body of work entitled Neghab at our day-symposium ACTIVATING THE ARCHIVE: Contemporary Uses of Visual Archives held at Arnolfini alongside Thomas Sauvin, Amak Mahmoodian, Charbel Saad, Vicki Bennett, Francesca Seravalle and guest contributor Kensuke Koike on the May 5th 2018. This event is supported by the Arts Council of England and co-presented with Arnolfini. Early bird tickets are still available, limited capacity. BOOK TICKETS HERE  https://goo.gl/5ejZey   1: What has led you ...

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