We are delighted to announce that Northern Film & Media and Generator's Space Invasion project has been nominated for the Arts Council Award at The Journal Culture Awards 2012. This year's annual ceremony - the sixth and larget so far - will be held at Durham Cathedral on 22 April and aims to recognise and reward the cream of the region's creative practitioners. Tickets for the event are on sale now.
Space Invasion was Northern Film & Media and Generator's contribution to The Space - the experimental £2.5m digital arts initiative developed by Arts Council England and BBC. A multi-strand project, featuring events at a range of iconic venues round the North East, Space Invasion enabled innovative collaboration between musicians, filmmakers, artists and poets
Captured on film, the Space Invasion projects were all uploaded to The Space's online hub, bringing North East projects to national and international audiences. Landmark venues across the North East – including the ancient Morden Tower in Newcastle to Pallion Shipyard in Sunderland – were transformed from regional heritage hotspots to platforms for an exciting, living culture.
From Maximo Park's Paul Smith collaboration with poet Lavinia Greenlaw, to digital projections artists NOVAK Collective working with Lanterns on the Lake, from DJ and VJ Raj Pannu's incredible reworking of footage from Old Grey Whistle Test to the incredible culminating live showcase event at Sage Gateshead, headlined by Mercury-nominated artist Ghostpoet – Space Invasion was one of the largest projects in The Space and one of the most innovative and ambitious digital arts projects to take place in the North East last year.
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