Blowing Up, London Video Art Festival

October 26th - 30th, 2004

Blowing Up was founded in 1999 by a group of London-based artists. It provides a professional showcase for emerging and established video artists and film-makers to present their work. By presenting diverse, creative and independent films and videos, Blowing Up provides a support platform for artists and filmmakers to showcase their work to a diverse audience. Screening diverse and unusual shorts, Blowing Up creates programs of inspired and eclectic work from contemporary artists and film-makers.

Since 1999, Blowing Up has held video art screening events in venues of local and historical interest in London. It now also hosts the annual Clerkenwell Film and Video Festival. It also works with education and community groups to inspire film-making potential in the neighborhood, conducts film and video education training and workshops for educational and community groups, who would not normally have access and opportunities to work with professional filmmakers to produce challenging short films and documentaries from their perspective. Blowing Up aims to increase and develop audience understanding and participation of independent video and film. A forthcoming project for 2004 is the Blowing Up screening of work at the Whitney Institute, New York.

The next project in 2004 for Blowing Up is a projection of works in Whitney Institute, New York.

Curators for Belgarde: Leona Dodig and Aleksandra Zdravković