Smile, Analogue is here again!
“Be kind, rewind”, those over 25 probably remember this infamous phrase very clearly. Two decades ago, every photo taken was a life-decision, watching a movie on your VHS required rewiding it afterwards and bands were said to have a “soul”. Then came digital: selfies, Youtube video stars and not-so-great autotuned music went mainstream. But if until a couple of years ago the so-called analogue media was still a mystery for a whole new generation, this has definitely changed. New photographers, film-makers and musicians started (re) discovering the perks of analogue media. And – BANG! – analogue was hot again. From amateur photographers using Lomography cameras to high-quality movies made in 35mm, analogue proved it was as live as ever.
To celebrate this revival of analogue – as well as its great history -, the London Analogue Festival was born. A fun, witty and experimental Festival that had its first edition in 2013 on a weekend of exhibitions, talks, workshops and a lot of interesting artists in Deptford.
This year, the London Analogue Festival moves to a bigger, better and more central venue, at Bargehouse, within the famous OXO Tower Wharf in South Bank. From the 12th to the 14th of September, London will have a chance to see, learn and experiment with analogue film, photography and sound. Gathering works from different parts of the world (Argentina, Romenia and Spain to name a few), the Festival is open for all those who love analogue or just want to understand it a bit better. Needless to say it’s free!
Same as last year, BrokeinLondon will proudly support the festival as we are big fans from the start. That means you will hear more about the fest in the next weeks!
More about London Analogue Festival 2014
The London Analogue Festival is a free of charge annual festival that had its first event in 2013. It is a non-profit organisation that works mainly on a volunteer basis, and want to promote the analogue art and artists by making their work accessible to as many people as possible. The Festival comprehends works in the fields of Photography, Sound and Moving Image/Film. This year the LAF 2014 will stage the work of 120 artists from 25 different countries: a fantastic and multicultural display of talents. The Festival entrance is free, but some workshops have an attendance fee.
What? London Analogue Festival 2014
When? 12th-14th September
Where? Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf, London SE1 9PH
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