<videovortex> FilMobile Conference, London April 4 - May 4
shirley at networkcultures.org
Sun Mar 30 18:54:32 CEST 2008
Press Release March 2008
Exhibition, Conference & Screenings
4 April – 4 May 08
FILMOBILE is a network project developed at the University of
Westminster bringing together the mobile phone industry, filmmakers
and artists working with mobile devices. In April and May 2008
FILMOBILE is organising a major international event consisting of a
gallery exhibition, cinema screenings and an international
conference. This event will explore the cultural and economic impact
brought about by new mobile technologies and initiate debates between
artists, the media and the new mobile industry.
The FILMOBILE EXHIBITION at London Gallery West will feature mobile
art works by Mark Amerika, Camille Baker, Bebe Beard, Melissa Bliss,
Elly Clarke, Romain Forquy, Steve Hawley, Brian House, Brooke A.
Knight, Simon Longo, Anne Massoni, Kasia Molga, Sylvie Prasad,
Michele Pred, Henry Reichhold, Max Schleser and Jo Thomas.
The FILMOBILE CONFERENCE at The Old Lumiere Cinema includes more than
22 speakers from the USA, South Africa, Australia, Germany, Italy and
the UK addressing the global impact of mobile technologies in the
domain of art, media and communication. A live web broadcast with the
Mobilefest in Brazil is scheduled to take place during the
conference. For detailed conference program see www.filmobile.net.
To complement the event, SCREENINGS of world premiere mobile feature
productions, including SMS Sugar Man, Why Didn't Anybody Tell Me It
Would Become This Bad In Afghanistan, NAUSEA and Max With A Kaitai
will also be presented at The Old Lumiere Cinema, Regent Street.
For detailed program information see: www.filmobile.net
The events are free to attend but registration via email or text-
message is essential. Email to info at filmobile.net or text FILMOBILE
to 81707 including your name and email address to register (texts
cost 1 standard message).
FILMOBILE EXHIBITION at London Gallery West, Watford Road, Harrow HA1
3TP (tube: Northwick Park)
Exhibition Private View:
Thursday 3 April, 5pm – 8pm at London Gallery West
Featuring a live performance by Jo Thomas and Visual Rhythms
Exhibition Opening Times:
4 April to 4 May, 2008. 9 am to 5pm daily
FILMOBILE CONFERENCE AND SCREENINGS at The Old Lumiere Cinema, 309
Regent Street, London W1R 8AL (tube: Oxford Circus):
Friday 4 April
4pm – 6pm: FILMOBILE Conference
Melissa Bliss (Artist), Emma Bewley, (TV Producer, Leo Burnett), Tony
Fish (AMF VENTURES), Helen Keegan, Kasia Molga (artist), Dennis
Morrison (zzizzl Films), Emily Renshaw-Smith (Current TV) and Jo
Thomas (sound artist),
6.30pm - 8.30pm: FILMOBILE Cinema screening
8.30pm: FILMOBILE Reception
Saturday 5 April
10:30 – 18:30 FILMOBILE conference
Bebe Beard (Suffolk University, Bosten), Camille Baker (SMARTlab,
University of East London), Professor Emiliana De Blasio (University
of Campobasso, Italy), Mark Brill (Ping Corporation Ltd, immedia24),
Chris Chadwick (ICDC, Liverpool), Elizabeth Evans (University of
Nottingham), Daniel Florencio – Mobile content producer (Brazil /
UK), Professor (Dr) Lizbeth Goodman (SMARTlab), Marcelo Godoy
(Mobilefest, Brazil), Paulo Hartmann (Mobilefest, Brazil), Professor
Steve Hawley (Manchester Metropolitan University), Larissa Hjorth
(RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia), Monica Horten (University of
Westminster), Brian House (Knifeandfork – New York, USA), Dr. Thomas
Meyer (University of Siegen, Germany), Max Schleser (University of
Westminster), Professor Michele Sorice (Crisc-Cmcs, University of
Rome, Italy and University of Lugano, Switzerland) and Dr. Terry
Wright (University of Ulster).
FILMOBILE is supported by the University of Westminster, HEIF (Higher
Education Innovation Fund), London Westside, CREAM (Centre for
Research and Education in Art and Media), London Gallery West,
Immedia 24 and the new media eXchange. FILMOBILE is part of the
NODE.London Spring ’08 season – http://nodel.org. FILMOBILE works
in collaboration with the Mobilefest in San Paulo, Brazil.
Press images available on request.
London Gallery West, University of Westminster, Watford Rd, Harrow,
Middlesex HA1 3TP
FILMOBILE www.filmobile.net e: info at filmobile.net m: 0791 9032 166.
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