Multichannel - Variable Economies

Variable Economies provides the theme for the programme of works for Multichannel 2010. The theme implies the current global economic downturn, decreased availability of resources influenced by human intervention in the natural environment, shifts in national and global political emphasis, and formally in relation to the making of artist film and video. For Multichannel 2010 artists are invited to submit works for selection that touch upon the themes of the programme in terms of the use of the medium/material of film and video.

Multichannel is a screening programme of artists film and video, organised and curated by ArtSway and SCAN in ArtSway’s galleries. The programme, which previously took place at ArtSway in 2007 and 2008, will once again feature both established practitioners, as well as ground breaking video works by artists from across the UK, and around the world. This year we are pleased to announce that Animate Projects will partner on Multichannel.

The selection panel for Multichannel 2010 is: Gary Thomas, Co-director Animate Projects; Helen Sloan, Director, SCAN; Peter Bonnell, Curator, ArtSway.

Criteria / Format of works for selection: Please submit your work for viewing on DVD. Should your piece be selected, we will ask you to supply your work as raw uncompressed files preferably on MiniDV, uncompressed .mpg or .avi.

Duration: We will accept pieces of any duration but please be aware that the screenings last up to 2 hours and shorter pieces will take preference. In exceptional circumstances we may be able to consider one-off screenings of longer pieces.

Open to: artists of any age, in any part of the world, working in the format of film or video.

Deadline for submitting works: Thursday 28 January 2010
Selection panel meets: Week beginning 8 February 2010
Notification of selection result: 26 February 2010
Exhibition at ArtSway: 2 April - 11 April 2010

Contact and address to send work: Peter Bonnell, Curator, ArtSway, Station Road, Sway, Hampshire SO41 6BA

For more information please contact Peter on 01590 682260 (ext.4) or email:

What: Multichannel - Variable Economies
Where: ArtSway, Station Road, Sway, Hampshire SO41 6BA
When: Sat 3 Apr - Sun 11 Apr 2010
Further Details:
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Contact: contact Peter on 01590 682260 (ext.4) or email:
Deadline: Thu 28 Jan 2010