Life and Play (working title) © Maja Daniels, Anne Hovad Fisher
Work by over 50 artists and photographers will be on display at the first Night Contact festival, which is taking place on the evening of 27 September 2013 at Dalston, London.
Established to display innovative photographic works engaging with other media, projections will be screened across indoor and outdoor spaces in this free festival. Three artist collaborations have been awarded £1000 to create new site-specific work for a three‐screen projection in Gillett Square, the centrepiece of the festival.
Maja Daniels and Anne Hovad Fisher will produce an experimental film centring on questions of identity and duality, borne out of Daniel’s photographic series of Monette and Mady, two identical twins from Paris. Steve Ryan, Pablo Jargstoft and Charlie Doran’s work 'Dalston Dining' will be a colourful, atmospheric work shot in five restaurants in the Dalston area. 'Forecasting' by Mariah Skellorn and Laura Copsey is a parable set in an unknown time in the future where hybrid part‐human, part animal skeletons have evolved.
The work in the festival is curated from a combination of invited artists and open submissions to create an engaging and inspiring programme. Artists invited to participate include Clare Strand, Augustin Rebetez, Mishka Henner, Rrrrrrroll, Penelope Umbrico and Stephen Gill. Artists were also asked to submit work through the creative network Ideas Tap and 18 artists from the open submissions have been selected for the festival.
The festival is taking place from dusk until midnight on 27 September 2013. For more information, take a look at the Night Contact