Experimental Motion

Experimental Motion: the art of film innovation
Brighton Museum & Art Gallery

Saturday 22 October 2016 to Sunday 4 June 2017

A new display ‘Experimental Motion: the art of film innovation’ at Brighton Museum & Art Gallery will tell the story of experimental film-making in Brighton & Hove, from 1896 to the present day.

The exhibition includes rare objects from the history of film-making in Brighton & Hove, such as ground-breaking cameras made in the city. There will be film by key avant-garde director Jeff Keen, and work by leading contemporary artist-filmmaker Ben Rivers. The show will include work made in Brighton by amateur filmmakers and held within the collections of Screen Archive South East, which highlight the city as an inspiration for filmmaking.

The exhibition will also include Hong Kong-based new media artist Choi Sai-Ho will take up temporary residence at the museum to develop a new piece of moving image work, working with the city’s Film & Media collections and those of Screen Archive South East. Sai-Ho experiments with sound and visual imagery to present his ideas, and he will draw inspiration from Brighton & Hove’s filmmakers as well as the city itself.

Brighton and Other Places of Interest (ca. 1966)Brighton and Other Places of Interest, by John Midderigh (ca. 1966)