More than 400 people flocked to The Sage Gateshead on Saturday 22 September for the culmination of Space Invasion – Northern Film & Media and Generator’s music-themed digital arts initiative.
A capacity crowd was treated to a series of live acts and film including a headline performance from the Mercury Prize nominated electronic hip hop artist Ghostpoet and a specially Old Grey Whistle Test-themed DVJ set from Coldcut’s Raj Pannu. Other live acts included South Shields soul songstress Lulu James and Liverpool-based indie quintet Jethro Fox.
The event, which was compered by comedian Hal Branson, also screened commissioned creative collaborations from Newcastle-based glacial soundscapers Lanterns on the Lake with projection artists Novak Collective and award-winning poet Lavinia Greenlaw partnership with Maximo Park’s Paul Smith.
“The Sage Gateshead event was a fitting way to round-off one of the UK’s most ambitious Space projects. From the vast Pallion Shipyard to the tiny Morden Tower, Space Invasion put a distinctively North East stamp on a series of exciting creative collaborations,” said John Tulip, Northern Film & Media’s managing director.
“Those who couldn’t make Saturday’s finale will soon be able to watch all of the content made through the project on The Space, which, with the support of Arts Council England and the BBC, has brought digital arts to a worldwide audience.”
All photos: Richard Kenworthy