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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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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    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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  What will we do?   You’ll learn about the cultural significance of these monuments and investigate what past-values they represent, and whether they hold any relevance nowadays. You’ll also construct monuments that represent modern, and contemporary values. You’ll be using images from the British Empire and Commonwealth Collection, and applying storytelling and collage techniques. Each workshop will be led by a professional in their specialist area, and participants will learn different skills and produce original outcomes. All the outcomes produced at ...

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    Symposium Activating the Archive: Contemporary Uses of Visual Archives   Saturday 5th May 2018 11am  – 6pm (Doors open at 10.30 am) / £20 – £25  Tickets available here: https://goo.gl/5ejZey     IC Visual Lab warmly invites you to its upcoming symposium, ACTIVATING THE ARCHIVE:  Contemporary Uses of Visual Archives, taking place at the Arnolfini on the 5th of May. This one-day symposium explores the many ways archives are activated within the arts through a series of talks with international artists, curators, and ...

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  VISUAL REGIME Artist Talk by Julián Barón Thu 22 February 2018  // 19:00 – 20:30 GMT at Dark Studio, Arnolfini. 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol, BS1 4QA BOOK TICKETS HERE IC-Visual Lab presents a new programme of talks and workshops entitled Activating Archives. The first international speaker invited is Julian Barón, one of the most active and committed figures of the new Spanish photographic scene. In this talk, Julian will share the ideas behind his most recent projects, produced in Spain since 2011: C.E.N.S.U.R.A, Tauromaquia, and Los ...

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      “ A secure and affordable place to live is a basic human need. ”   This 3 DAYS COLLABORATIVE WORKSHOP will encourage participants to create and produce artwork responding to the theme of the current UK housing crisis. The final results will be displayed as part of a public intervention in the city of Bristol. Participants will need to bring personal photographs, documents and other printed/graphic material to use in the workshop. IC-Visual Lab in collaboration with Spanish artist, Julián Barón, will coordinate the creation, ...

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Shadows of the State by Lewis Bush Thursday 23h Nov 2017, 19:00 £6/4 CONCESSIONS. Free to ICVL Members Dark Studio, 2nd floor, ARNOLFINI TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE   IC-Visual Lab presents an evening with photographer Lewis Bush. In this specially developed multimedia talk, Bush will discuss how intelligence agencies and militaries put their faith in secret broadcasts, psychic spies, surveillance satellites and doomsday machines. The talk will combine audio-visuals with audience participation and interaction for a (hopefully) refreshing take on the sometimes stale format ...

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  The Worst Kind of Betrayal by Natasha Caruana Thursday 26h Oct 2017, 19:00 (CANCELLED) NEW DATE 2nd Nov 2017, 19:00  £6/4 CONCESSIONS. Free to ICVL Members Dark Studio, 2nd floor, ARNOLFINI BUY TICKETS   We are very happy to introduce our first event of the Autumn season at Arnolfini, an evening with artist Natasha Caruana discussing cheating, performing love, fighting disconnection and excess. The talk will include a discussion of her seminal photographic series Married Man, which documents infidelity of 80 married men ...

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