Cross-cultural moving image programme
Common Ground forms part of Platforma Festival 2017 - a biennial showcase of artistic expression by, about and with refugees and migrants.
Working across Europe, Juan delGado has focused his recent practice on gathering and presenting stories from newly arrived communities. For Common Ground, he has curated a short artist moving image programme by and about refugees and migrants. From the every day to the cataclysmic, the films and animations are tender, funny and heart rending.
The programme centres on Juan’s own work Altered Landscapes - an immersive multimedia installation that traces a personal narrative through the scarred vistas of Europe in the midst of the largest mass migration in living memory. Through the use of video, photography, light and sound, Altered Landscapes brings the viewer on a journey; an intimate account of the experience of traveling through an unfamiliar landscape echoing the real life experience of tens of thousands of refugees.
Common Ground, 18-21 October, VANE, First Floor, Commercial Union House, 39 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle. Preview is on Wednesday 18 October, 5-8pm. More: http://www.isisarts.org.uk/common-ground.html and http://www.alteredlandscapes.net andhttp://www.platforma.org.uk/