Video Jam

Friday 20 May / 7.30pm / Gallery 1 / £5 plus booking fee, booking required

Video Jam, 'One of Manchester's most innovative nights' (Manchester Wire), have curated a unique programme of film and live sound work in response to the sensory work of Ryoichi Kurokawa. Featuring a variety of short contemporary films, each accompanied live by different composers and sound artists from Liverpool and Manchester. Some audio/visual work will be specially commissioned to respond directly to Kurokawa's exhibition themes.  


Video Jam is on an ongoing series of unique, experimental events which seek to explore and re-examine relationships between live sound and moving image. Expect a wide range of music and film genres in the backdrop of FACT's brilliant multi-screen gallery space!



  • Cross-disciplinary artists Isabel Benito Gutierrez and Ged Barry will be scoring Abstraction 41+50 by London-based experimental artist Morgan Beringer 
  • Musician and sound designer Ant Dickinson will provide the music for Simon Faithfull's 30km, for which the artist used a weather balloon to film this cyclical journey
  • Liverpool-based duo Ling and Kepla will provide a hypnotic, industrial soundtrack for Kara Blake's Timbre, a film which deconstructs public space into private experiences of sight and sound to explore the psychological phenomenon known as synaesthesia
  • Manchester-based free rock improv duo Yerba Mansa will provide the live accompaniment to Fragment by Sam Wiehl 
  • Melodic, emotive duo Shield Patterns (whose work has been remixed by alt-J and Dutch Uncles) will be scoring untitled by Alice Dunseath, an animation director who works with materials, liquids, chemicals, crystals and other elements 


This event is presented by FACT and Video Jam in association with Bido Lito.

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