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Topic: Sheffield Fringe 2016: OBJECT DOCUMENTARY programme announcement

Bloc Projects is pleased to host Sheffield Fringe 2016: Object Documentary, a nine-day programme of screenings, presentations, and artists’ talks exploring the intersection of art & documentary practices.

Participating artists: Mox Mäkelä, Timo Menke & Nils Agdler, Patricia Bandeira, Ted Kennedy, Peter Martin, Francesco Pedraglio, Leafcutter John, Emma Leach, Alison J Carr, Jumana Manna & Sille Storihle, Rosalind Nashashibi, Richard Wiebe, Pat Law, Sasha Litvintseva, Sarah Beddington, Mairéad McClean, Xiaowen Zhu, Tinne Zenner, Daniel Jacoby, Ben Balcom, Sky Hopinka, Andrée-Anne Roussel, Zachary Epcar, Patricia Azevedo & Clare Charnley, Scott Willis, Ian Nesbitt, Liz von Graevenitz, Alistair Macdonald, Michael Day, Richard Bartle, Maud Haya-Baviera, Lesley Guy & Lea Torp Nielsen & Dale Holmes, Jenni Olson, Bloc Studio Artists.

The programme launches on Friday 10 June 2016 with screening programme Reciprocal Relations and a live light-controlled performance by award winning musician and artist Leafcutter John. Saturday 11 June sees two further programmes, with a special discussion involving featured artists, guest curator Gareth Evans and writer Adam Pugh, while Sunday 12 June sees an Open Studios event at Bloc Studios along with two screening programmes. From Monday 13 June, the gallery hosts two daily showings of Jenni Olsen’s exquisite 16mm film The Royal Road.

Now in its fifth edition, the third to take place at Bloc Projects, Sheffield Fringe includes both emerging and established artists working with the moving image in diverse ways. Formerly an annual event, Sheffield Fringe is now held in the city biennially, outside of which it operates nomadically through international exhibitions, events and research projects. Its Sheffield-based manifestation coincides with Sheffield International Documentary Film Festival (Doc/Fest), with the intention of creating a complimentary platform for artists’ moving image work, and a context in which to encourage creative collaboration between the communities surrounding contemporary art and documentary film.

This year’s programme Object Documentary investigates the ethical challenges of regarding documentary film as an object, and documentary material as a resource, through a diverse series of screenings exploring themes ranging from international conflict resolution, the nature and creation of stories, the political use-value in filmmaking, colonialism and reflections on memory and nostalgia.
For full programme listings and information, please visit the Sheffield Fringe website and view the 2016 catalogue: http://www.sheffieldfringe.com/flipbook/