Past work

Since its launch in 1992, SASE has had an active history of engagement with academics, communities, organisations, broadcasters and artists.

Still from Quadrophenia

This work has included involvement with:

  • the development of an Impact Case Study dedicated to its work for the Research Excellence Framework, 2014
  • research projects on subjects such as the magic lantern in the late 19thC, seaside piers and entertainments, the Church Army, World War Two, the representation of the countryside, amateur film and cine-clubs
  • community history projects such as SASE’s HLF-funded Movies & Memories project of 2009
  • television programmes on a wide range of people, places and events (eg the suffragette movement, railways, the International Brigade, the Home Guard, VE Day, Brighton, hop-picking, holidays & the histories of tourism and the Festival of Britain)
  • the exhibition of work by artists such as Agnes Varda, Mark Lewis, Andrew Kotting, the Quay Brothers, Jeff Keen, Peter Tscherkassky and Jan Švankmajer (in association with Cinecity)
  • the touring exhibition Twixt Two Worlds (the Whitechapel Gallery and Towner in 2014/15) at the Whitechapel Gallery and Towner in 2014/15
  • Brighton Festival and its annual film/media programme
  • public exhibitions (such as Frank Gray’s curation of the AHRC-funded exhibition Capturing Colour: Film, Invention & Wonder for Brighton Museum & Art Gallery in 2010)
  • special events such as the hosting and co-direction of Domitor’s 2012 conference (Domitor is the international academic early cinema society)