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25 Sep 2021
02 Jan 2022
Radical Reel: 40 Years of Moving Image
Family friendly
Event organiser:
Leeds Art Gallery

Radical Reel is an exhibition and season of screenings and events celebrating 40 years of artist’s film and video from Leeds Art Gallery’s collection.

Drawing connections between cinema, performance, television and the internet, Radical Reel reflects the revolutionary development of this art form as it has undergone rapid technological and social changes and as its status has been called into question due to social distancing, online streaming and escalating screen time.

While not intended as a thematic exhibition, there are many shared sensibilities between the works on display addressing themes of community, identity, inequality and the environment. Some were originally made using 16mm film, others are presented as video on monitors, on multiple screens or projected on a large scale. Playing with time and space, they are a reminder that there is a type of art that was made to be seen and heard on screens all along, albeit one that relies on scale and physical experience.   

From the earliest work that calls attention to participation and memory to others that draw from television and the internet to investigate the relationship between the media and representation, Radical Reel culminates with the gallery’s most recent acquisition, Harold Offeh’s Reading the Realness (2020-). Together, they explore how we can strengthen bonds and connections between people in our current divisive times and as communities have found themselves increasingly fractured and isolated. 

Radical Reel has a life beyond the gallery and includes a series of city-wide screenings, interventions and community led initiatives exploring these works through the lens of today. As part of our project Commoning the Collection supported by The Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund, this has been developed to expand public encounters with artist’s film and video, amplifying and archiving community voices in response to the gallery's collection.

Look out for news and information about forthcoming events and screenings on our website and social media channels and become your own film critic by leaving your thoughts on our guest curated comments board. 

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Leeds Art Gallery

The Headrow
Leeds
LS1 3AA
United Kingdom

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    Date
    25 Sep 2021 - 2 Jan 2022
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    Thu 28 Oct 2021
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Fri 29 Oct 2021
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Sat 30 Oct 2021
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Tue 02 Nov 2021
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Wed 03 Nov 2021
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Thu 04 Nov 2021
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Fri 05 Nov 2021
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Sat 06 Nov 2021
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    Tue 09 Nov 2021
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    Wed 10 Nov 2021
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    Thu 11 Nov 2021
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    Fri 12 Nov 2021
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    Sat 13 Nov 2021
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    Tue 16 Nov 2021
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    Thu 18 Nov 2021
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    Sat 25 Dec 2021
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    Tue 28 Dec 2021
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    Wed 29 Dec 2021
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    Thu 30 Dec 2021
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    Fri 31 Dec 2021
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    Sat 01 Jan 2022
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Sun 31 Oct 2021
    11:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Sun 07 Nov 2021
    11:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Sun 14 Nov 2021
    11:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Sun 21 Nov 2021
    11:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Sun 28 Nov 2021
    11:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Sun 05 Dec 2021
    11:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Sun 12 Dec 2021
    11:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Sun 19 Dec 2021
    11:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Sun 26 Dec 2021
    11:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Sun 02 Jan 2022
    11:00 am - 3:00 pm

    Ticket price

    Free

    A large proportion of the Art Gallery is fully accessible. Please contact the venue for full information 0113 245 8256.

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    Leeds Art Gallery