Göteborg Culture Festival, Sweden
Summer 2012 saw us travel to Sweden with our inflatable mobile exhibition space, ‘The Big M’ to the Göteborg Culture Festival (Göteborg’s Kulturkalas). We screened a contemporary video programme of works by filmmakers from the UK and the Nordic, we co-curated it with Göteborg Culture Festival (Sweden) and A Gallery (Göteborg, Sweden) on the theme of ‘Rights to a Future’.
Our trip to the Göteborg’s Kulturkalas was a great success, we attracted over 7000 visitors over 5 days, thanks to the team at the Kulturkalas for having us and the people of Göteborg for coming along and welcoming us to your lovely city, hope we will be back next year!
Rights to a Future
Borjana Ventzizslavova (UK/BG), Migration Standards
A programme of short films from artists and filmakers based in the UK and the Nordic countries. 'Rights to a Future' sees artists and filmakers use short film to consider our many possible futures. At a time of austerity, and global economic downturn, societies and their media consider the impact on communities and individuals alike, and the basic human rights that need to be defended. In the programme artists and filmmakers have responded to questions such as;
- As the divide between the ‘haves’ and the ‘have-nots’ grow, which aspects of our health, safety and happiness are under threat, and which are being upheld?
- Has access to knowledge and information fed our souls, or starved our ambitions?
- As our children grow up in an increasingly complex world, are we still defending their right to a childhood?
Chris Oakley (UK), Revisions
Adam Butcher (UK), Bradley Manning Had Secrets
Caroline Theobald, Honorary Consul for Sweden and Chairman of International Newcastle says: “I’m so pleased that the collaborative work that we have been engaged in with West Sweden and The Creative Links programme has produce tangible results for ISIS Arts. It’s really good news when innovative creative companies like ISIS can export their services whilst creating ever stronger links with their peers in Sweden and the rest of Scandinavia.”
Clymene Christoforou Co-Director at ISIS Arts says: “This is a great opportunity for ISIS and The Big M. We have put together an interesting programme and are very much looking forward to presenting it in Gothenburg this summer.”
Jonas Nilsson (SE), The Loony Rooms
David Franzén Curator for the Gothenburg Culture Festival and A Gallery says: We are looking forward to seeing The Big M in the Gothenburg Culture Festival this August. The annual festival has been running for many years, giving over 750 000 people the opportunity to enjoy almost 1200 free events. We are very pleased to be working with ISIS Arts to present the ‘Rights to a Future’ screening programme in The Big M for the first time in Sweden. Borås Contemporary Art Museum together with the Framefestival and the Novemberfestival are also contributing special screenings alongside ‘Rights to a Future’ in The Big M.”
The ‘Rights to a Future’ screening programme and the Swedish tour is funded by Göteborg Culture Festival and supported by A Gallery. The development period for this project was supported by UK Trade & Investment.