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Site Gallery is an international centre for contemporary art, offering a changing exhibitions programme backed up with a comprehensive calendar of conferences, artists talks, events and short courses. Housed within the organisation is the Imaging Technologies Innovation Centre, providing a well-resourced production facility for still and moving image making whose focus is on commissiong new work, providing a base for residencies and offering an open access membership. The development of on-line activities, a bi-annual live art event and off-site projects further our mission to make opportunities for creative work and to present new work to new audiences.
Our policy is to present innovative, challenging and creative work addressing contemporary debates and issues within a national and international context. We offer a site for connections and confrontations between the artist and the public and a national focus for critical debate surrounding the creative use of the still and moving image. The programme of exhibitions and educational events includes photography, film and video, installation and work using computer based technology
Closed: Sunday & Monday
Grace Schwindt: Only a Free Individual Can Create a Free Society
- 10 January — 28 February 2015
Our 2015 exhibition programme opens with Grace Schwindt’s feature-length film Only a Free Individual Can Create a Free Society, an installation co-commissioned by Site Gallery.
Grace examines the radical left-wing politics of Germany in the 1960s-70s, taking an interview with a former activist taxi driver as the starting point. The driver’s words and memories of his politically-active student days form a dialogue that the artist weaves through a theatrical setting, drawing on costumes, props and performers to question political ideologies and to ask if we can truly be free.
The film examines the notion of freedom: how it was, and is understood, and who, if anyone, can really access it.