OFF SCREEN: Musicking archive film and reinterpreting collective memory in Coventry

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Tuesday 13 June 2023

05:30 PM - 07:00 PM


The Litten Tree, 1 Warwick Rd, CV1 1EE



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OFF SCREEN: Musicking archive film and reinterpreting collective memory in Coventry is a project designed to animate and interpret the mute television news collection from the Media Archive for Central England (MACE), led by researchers from Coventry University and the University of Warwick, and the participation of local communities, artists, and students. Using a collection of mute television Coventry news archive, the team delivered a series of community-based workshops to stimulate and respond to this silent footage. These workshops were the basis to produce the creation of an improvised score, veejaying and spoken word performance to accompany the screening of the curated programme archive films. The project is also a celebration of Coventry-based talent and the city’s constant dialogue with its past and future. 

This is a Research Excellence Development Fund awarded project, led Dr José Dias, Assistant Professor in Critical Practices at the Centre for Arts, Memory and Communities, Coventry University, and co-led by Prof Helen Wheatley from the University of Warwick.


Andrew Woodhead – keyboards and electronica

Felicity Evans-Waite – baritone saxophone

Jose Dias – guitar and effects

Leon Trimble – VJ

Navkiran Mann – poetry and spoken word