A BROKEN LINK is a survey of contemporary practice in artist film and video. The themes explored include ideas of temporal and geographical displacement, of how digital technologies bring people and ideas together but also reinforce the essence of distance and alienation.

The first two screenings of A BROKEN LINK were comprised of discrete programs that explored the similarities and differences of aesthetics and conceptual concerns of artists’ film and video from different ends of the globe. The subsequent programs are thematically led. The Australian programming is curated by Samantha Ferris and Claire Taylor. The German programming is curated by Uta Daur. The UK programming is curated by Simon Hollington and Andrew Marsh.

In presenting works made post-2007, A BROKEN LINK surveys emerging digital imaginaries during the internet era after the introduction of the smartphone. The project is a meditation on slippage and displacement, exploring how artists reconcile the local and the global within their work and how this is communicated to a diverse audience.

Image above: Hollington & Kyprianou, The Olympic Torch, 2012. Duration 2:50 mins. Courtesy of the artists.