Video Jam is an on-going experimental event, promoting collaboration between film-makers and musicians. The concept is simple: musicians are chosen to compose a soundtrack for a short film. That film is then screened with a live performance of the soundtrack, creating a third artistic entity. Since its inception in 2012, Video Jam has gone from strength to strength, working with over 300 artists and organising events as far away as Falmouth and Ibiza. The next outing is set back at Manchester Art Gallery, which Video Jam last visited in January. The theme responds to the forthcoming Ryan Gander exhibition. Gander is a modern conceptual artist who combines different media to explore relationships between artist, art and viewer. This Video Jam features music by 11 acts including Denis Jones, From The Kites of San Quentin, Vitalija Glovacktye, The Hipshakes and a.P.A.t.T and Money’s Charlie Cocksedge (pictured), with films by Adam Scovill, Amelia Crouch and Katarzyna Parejko, among others. Stop Making Sense will be hosting an after ‘Arty’ in Common from 9pm, featuring DJs who have performed earlier in the evening.

Thu 17 Jul, Manchester Art Gallery, Mosley Street, M2 3JL. Tel: 0161 235 8888, 6pm – 9pm, FREE,

Thu 17 Jul
Frank Balmer
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Mon 14 Jul 2014