The Big M
The Big M is gearing up for a fun-filled tour around the North East this summer. We're taking The Big M out on the road to showcase our brand new screening programme On the Precipice.
The Big M is an inflatable mobile exhibition venue and cinema. The eye-catching structure fits into a transit van and can travel almost anywhere to showcase film and media artworks in unique settings.
On the Precipice is a stunning new programme of immersive film installations exploring - through large-scale moving image artwork - our relationship with contemporary landscape and the effect humans have had on the natural environment.
The programme features new and existing artworks by internationally renowned digital artists; Kelly Richardson (Canada/UK), Gordon Cheung (UK), Alexandra Crouwers (Belgium), Jenn E Norton (Canada), Jillian McDonald (Canada/USA), Emily Richardson (UK) and Brigitte Zieger (Germany/France).
On the Precipice Tour Dates
Fri 17 - Sat 18 May 7pm - 11pm
Fri 7 June 3pm - 5pm - Sat 8 June 11am - 5pm
Saltwell Park, Gateshead
Sat 15 - Sun 16 June 11am - 5pm
The Links, Whitley Bay, North Tyneside
Wed 31 July 11am - 5pm - 1 August 11am - 7pm
mima, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, Centre Square, Middlesbrough
Sat 14 - Sun 15 September 11am - 5pm
Woodhorn Museum and Northumberland Archives, Ashington
Fri 27 - Sat 28th September 11am - 5pm
Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival, Berwick upon Tweed
About The Big M
The Big M is a inflatable, mobile exhibition venue that incorporates state of the art media facilities. The eye-catching structure is the only one of its kind; it fits into a transit van and can travel almost anywhere to showcase film and media art works in a completely unique setting.
A purpose built environment for delivering diverse and interactive film and new media work, The Big M has toured all over Europe showing screening programmes featuring specially selected international artists.
The Big M features a specially designed touch screen interface allowing viewers to interact with the screening programme and features three projectors showing work on three screens. Full HD widescreen can be provided on linked screens with 6:1 surround sound.
The Big M can host a variety of events and specialises in hosting bespoke audio-visual content: it could operate as a ‘pop up cinema’, it could house a media centre broadcasting live events to screen or as a festival bar with a VJ arena. The Big M fits in a large transit van and is able to tour anywhere, allowing it to reach remote locations that may not have access to specialist technology.
It is also the perfect event space to create a strong presence in key locations such as city centres.
The Big M is the only inflatable, mobile touring venue of its kind, and can be assembled on concrete or grass in cities or rural locations, often attracting in excess of 2000 people per day, making it a fantastic arena for showcasing your event. The Big M is a fun and captivating structure and will continue to draw new and inquisitive audiences.
Produced by ISIS Arts,Structural design: Inflate,Technical design: Tom Cullen,Conceived by Simon Northrop and developed with curator Michelle Hirschhorn
For more information on hiring The Big M for your event or festival contact: email@example.com