Manchester Art Gallery

Steven Bode | Director of Film and Video Umbrella

Steven Bode has initiated and overseen well over 150 different projects, including major new works from internationally-acclaimed artists.

Manchester Art Gallery
Thursday 19 July 2018, 6pm–7pm

Free, booking required

Steven Bode is Director of Film and Video Umbrella, a London-based agency who are Britain’s primary commissioners of artists’ film and video. During his time with the organisation (which spans from 1990 to the present), he has initiated and overseen well over 150 different projects, including major new works from internationally-acclaimed artists such as Isaac Julien, Gillian Wearing, Jane & Louise Wilson, Mark Leckey, Johan Grimonprez, Duncan Campbell, Tacita Dean and Ed Atkins. Alongside this commissioning activity, he has also curated a number of group exhibitions, including, most recently, ‘Somewhere Becoming Sea’ for Hull UK City of Culture, 2017. He has written extensively about video, film and contemporary art for several publications, and has contributed essays to many artists’ monographs.

Booking

The event is free but booking is essential. Book tickets at Eventbrite.

Re-sight talks programme

Re-sight is a programme of public talks at Manchester Art Gallery discussing the commissioning, production and presentation of film and video within a visual arts context. Featuring renowned artists, academics and commissioners from across the UK, the programme will contextualise Mark Devereux Projects’ represented artist David Bethell’s own artistic research developing his skills within script writing and working with actors.

As part of the project, David Bethell will undertake a month-long residency in Norfolk and receive tailored mentoring from artist Len Horsey, Producer Bren O’Callaghan and the Mark Devereux Projects team to support the creation of a new performative video work, which will be presented in October 2018 (venues and dates TBA).

Re-sight is funded by Arts Council England, supported by Manchester Art Gallery and produced / curated by Mark Devereux Projects. David Bethell is represented by Mark Devereux Projects.

Programme information

Venue: Manchester Art Gallery Lecture Theatre, Mosley Street, Manchester, M2 3JL Times: 6-7pm
Tickets: free