Visions of Collisions uses and misuses analogue film to deconstruct and rebuild the cinema experience in the spirit of ‘agonism’ – the idea of embracing and bringing about the conditions for the forceful clash of ideas, perspectives and viewpoints. Visions of Collisions will invigorate a cinema architecture designed for passivity and anonymity. Expect a metaphorical, and occasionally literal, collision of images, words and objects.
About the artists
Newcastle-based collective Film Bee shoot film and operate projectors like musical improvisers. Started in 2003 by artists with interests in working collaboratively, as a group they are more often associated with the Star and Shadow Cinema, where they are based and have performed previously. They have built and dismantled three film labs in Newcastle and will soon be building a new one inside the new Star and Shadow.