Urban Screens Manchester was a dynamic, ground-breaking conference in 2007 that explored the conditions for urban screens from a multitude of perspectives; of relevance to media specialists, designers, artists, architects, urban planners, broadcasters and theorists.
This was supplemented and enhanced by a four-day public programme of free outdoor screen art and events, ranging from mobile projection, VJ sets, live streaming, video/animation programmes, responsive applications and outdoor art.
A platform for the creative future of our cities, this tandem showcase for both expert and everyday citizen looked particularly at the creation of content. This included commissioning and funding issues, curatorship and the architectural possibilities of urban screens in the 21st century.
Featuring the work of over 90 international artists, three giant LED screens in city centre Manchester displayed a wide range of content 24-hours a day, located at All Saints’ Gardens, Exchange Square and Cathedral Gardens outside URBIS. The conference programme and public hub was anchored at Cornerhouse, Manchester’s international centre for contemporary visual arts and film.
Curator, Urban Screens Manchester: Susanne Jaschko
Producer, Art & Events Urban Screens Manchester: Bren O’Callaghan