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For her latest exhibition, London-based visual artist Gail Pickering is bringing a pioneering social experiment to Gateshead’s BALTIC. Entitled Mirror Speech, Pickering documents how an experiment in community television ended in a climate of distrust about its political objectives as eventually the participants disputed the images they once produced as a collective. Pickering explores ideas of mimicry, multiplicity and temporality within her first major UK solo show, presenting an immersive installation where sound and image fill the gallery space.

Alongside Pickering’s exhibition, and to coincides with the themes it explores, the BALTIC and the Research Centre in Film and Digital Media at Newcastle University are inviting the public to a series of film screenings exploring French society, politics and representation during the 1960s and 1970s. The screenings, taking place over a period of three months, include Camarades, Tout Va Bien, A Bientot J’Espere and Puisqu’on Vous Dit Que C’est Possible. All of the screenings are introduced and followed by a discussion from leaders in the field of French cinema and all take place within the Side Cinema.

Gail Pickering’s exhibition Mirror Speech runs until 11th January 2015 at the BALTIC.

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