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Deriving from the Greek word to struggle, ‘agonism’ in political theory refers to emphasising the potential positive aspects of specific forms of conflict. For the Newcastle-based collective Film Bee, the art of agonism is in itself a constructive method to be embraced. Since 2003, the artists, who all share a mutual interest in working collaboratively, have created films and operated projectors like free-flowing improvisers. After dismantling three film labs across the city so far, they’re currently building a new base inside the Star & Shadow Cinema.

While they make the move, Film Bee are taking part in the latest instalment of Tyneside Cinema’s artist programme, Projections, on Thursday 26th September, showcasing Visions of Collisions. Although the work embraces the core spirit of agonist thought, its focus on the idea of conflict won’t be a purely antagonistic experience. Instead, through a collision of images, words and objects, they aim to challenge the usual passive form of cinema. Both using (and indeed misusing) analogue film, Visions of Collisions aims to deconstruct the cinematic experience, presenting a series of both metaphorical and literal imagery that helps to encourage more engaged, active viewing. Prepare for an absorbing, cinematic and artistic experience.

Film Bee; Visions of Collisions is at Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle on Thursday 26th September


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