Roundtable Discussion/ UnSpooling – Artists & Cinema

all day event – 13:00 until 19:00

This keynote lecture and roundtable discussion co-organised by Dr. Felicia Chan (The University of Manchester) and Cornerhouse brings together Dr. Janet Harbord (Reader in Film and Screen Media, Queen Mary, University of London), Dr. Vicky Lowe (Lecturer in Drama and Screen Studies, The University of Manchester), Sophia Crilly (Director and Curator of Bureau Gallery), Dr Johannes Sjoberg (Lecturer in Screen Studies in Drama, The University of Manchester) and artists Wayne Lloyd and Ming Wong, to explore performance art practices and how they engage with and expand film and cinema, as well as questioning practice as research and its value within the academic field.

This event features a keynote paper ‘Excentric Cinema’ by Professor of Film Studies Janet Harbord, plus an exclusive performative talk from artist Ming Wong and a performance by Wayne Lloyd. For further details, click here to download the full programme.

Click here to download the biographies of all the speakers/contributors involved.

The event also celebrates the launch of the exhibition publication UnSpooling – Artists & Cinema. 

For information about the artists in UnSpooling visit  

Supported by the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in the Arts (CIDRA) and the Institute for Cultural Practices (ICP), The University of Manchester.

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