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Film Night: Chen Chieh-jen


Thursday 18 January, 6pm - 7.30pm

Running Time 52 minutes

Free, Booking Required
Part of Archive and Library Events

CFFCA Film Night returns with Empire Boarders I (2008) and an episode from Realm of Reverberations: Tree Planters (2014) by award-winning Taiwanese artist Chen Chieh-jen. The films explore the roles of bureaucratic control and urban redevelopment on the oppressed and disadvantaged underclasses in Taiwan. The film screening will be followed by a discussion on some of the themes.

This film screening is part of a wider programme of activity related to CFCCA’s library and archive. These free events are designed to showcase our extensive art archive and collections as we invite audiences to delve into our unique 32 year history.

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Chen Chieh-jen, still from Empires Borders I 2008 - image courtesy of the artist

Film Night: A Body of Tools


Thursday 1 February, 6pm - 7.30pm

A free event run with the University of Salford, Body of Tools presents performance art from CFCCA's archive, which explores the concept of the physical body as a tool, an art object, or an extension of an apparatus. Organic physiques are transformed into automated machinery and "inorganic" bodies are regenerated through interacting with organic substances.

Deathless Love (2015) by Li Binyuan

The Photocopier (2011) and The Photobooth (2011) by Household & Dario Utreras

Moss Machine (2012) by Ting-Tong Chang

Plant the Seed (2006) by Yuen Kin Leung

Total running time: 46 minutes followed by discussion.

Run in association with University of Salford, this event is part of a wider programme of activity related to CFCCA’s library and archive. These free events are designed to showcase our extensive art archive and collections as we invite audiences to delve into our unique 32 year history. Run in association with University of Salford.

This event will take place at the University of Salford, location to be confirmed.

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Deathless Love, Li Binyuan

A window on… Toxicity in the environment


Thursday 25 January, 6pm  - 7pm, £4

Part of Thursday Late

Join CFCCA’s Research Curator Marianna Tsionki in conversation with Dr Anna Lora-Wainwright, Associate Professor in the Human Geography of China at the University of Oxford. This event will explore the real world impact of electronic waste on culture and the environment and offer an audience Q & A on the subject.

Marianna Tsionki is the curator of Digital Matters: The Earth Behind the Screen. Anna Lora-Wainwright is director of the project Circuits of Waste and Value: Making E-waste Subjects in China and Japan, funded by the Leverhulme Trust.

This event is part of our ‘Window on…’ series designed to offer further insight and encourage conversation around our exhibitions. Our current exhibition that this is related to is Digital Matters: The Earth Behind the Screen, which runs until 4 February 2018. We offer these events in addition to our Thursday Lates, which fall on the last Thursday of every month when we open our doors to the public until 8pm for a chance to view our exhibitions outside of our usual opening times (10am to 5pm).

 

 

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Exhibition Tour – Digital Matters: The Earth Behind the Screen


Exhibition Tour

Digital Matters: The Earth Behind the Screen

Saturday 27 January, 11.30am to 12.30pm

Join a member of CFCCA’s Programme Team for a free tour followed by an open discussion of the artists’ work and exhibition themes. Informal and accessible these tours are ideal for anyone who would like to find out about contemporary art and Chinese culture, whether this is your first visit to the gallery or one of many. Come along for the opportunity to discover more about the artists and exhibitions, and have your questions answered by our team. No previous knowledge required!

Digital Matters: The Earth Behind the Screen is a group exhibition exploring the contradictions of resource exploitation, ecological protection and technological development through artworks produced in Hong Kong, China and the UK. The participating artists attempt to interrogate the material foundations of our contemporary digital universe and its related socio-political and environmental concerns.

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