THE LONG PROGRESS BAR
A FESTIVAL OF RADICAL IMAGINATION
3 - 4 SEPTEMBER 2015
BRIGHTON DOME STUDIO THEATRE AND LIGHTHOUSE, BRIGHTON
BRIGHTON DIGITAL FESTIVAL 2015
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*Concessionary prices are for full-time students or anyone in receipt of an income-based benefit, please bring ID/proof with you.
Loved our previous Improving Reality conferences? Then join us for The Long Progress Bar...it's Improving Reality rebooted!
Playful, inspiring, timely and critical, The Long Progress Bar gathers global artists and innovators to explore radical new methods of empowerment through collective spirit, the politics of paradise and the rebooting of democracy.
Mixing talks, presentations, workshops and live music performances, this two-day festival unites creatives, and thinkers and radical change-makers shaping our world through contemporary art, music, design, technology, economies and social innovation.
Ever wondered what a 'social clinic for the future' might look like? How data mining can be used to create plays? Are you happy to be a member of the so-called Precariat? This is an open platform to discuss some of the most interesting questions facing us today. From basic income and social innovation, to the art of engineering and direct democracy, the festival responds to real-world issues and is a chance to hear new ideas, take part in conversations, and meet the people shaping our world.
Participants are: Paul Mason (UK) /Guy Standing (UK) / Jam City (UK) / Holly Herndon (USA) / Lars TCF Holdhus (NO) / Zach Blas (USA) / Mat Dryhurst (UK) / Kei Kreutler (USA) / Metahaven (NL) / David Blandy (UK) / Katrina Burch/Yoneda Lemma (FR) / Diann Bauer (USA) / Benedict Singleton (UK) / plus reportage from (g)host Warren Ellis (UK).
DAY 1 – Thursday 3 September 2015
Talks, performances and screenings from guests including: Channel 4's Economics Editor Paul Mason; basic-income advocate Guy Standing; members of xenofeminst collaborative Laboria Cuboniks, Diann Bauer and Katrina Burch; boundary pushing visual artist David Blandy; critically acclaimed electronic music producer Jam City; rising electronic musician Holly Herndon; social innovator and unMonastery member Kei Kreutler; artist and writer Zach Blas; contemporary artist and musician Lars TCF Holhus; experimental sound artist Mat Dryhurst; and cutting-edge design and research group Metahaven.
Venue: Dome Studio Theatre, Brighton, BN1 1UG
Times: Registration from 12.45pm / 1pm – 6pm (talks) / 7pm – 8.30pm (performance)
DAY 2 – Friday 4 September 2015
A chance to meet many of the guests from Day 1. Attendees become festival participants via a series of caffeine-fuelled conversations, informal Ask-Me-Anything sessions and workshops with, amongst others, Holly Herndon, Lars TCF Holdhus, Metahaven, Mat Dryhurst, Benedict Singleton, Guy Standing and Kei Kreutler.
Venue: Lighthouse, 28 Kensington Street, Brighton, BN1 4AJ
Times: Registration from 9.15am / 10am – 4pm (workshops, screenings, discussion)
ABOUT THE LONG PROGRESS BAR
The Long Progress Bar is part of Lighthouse’s monthly Progress Bar series and builds on its former annual conference of contemporary culture, Improving Reality. It is part of Brighton Digital Festival – a month-long celebration of digital culture, made up of events, exhibitions, performances, workshops, conferences and meetups that take place in venues and outdoor spaces across the city throughout September.
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Lighthouse is an arts and culture agency that connects new developments in art, technology and society. We produce commissions, exhibitions, events and education schemes that support radical new contemporary art, digital culture, music, film and much more. Our programmes include Guiding Lights, the UK’s leading mentoring scheme for filmmakers, Lighthouse Studio, a residency programme for creatives to develop their practice and build an audience, and Progress Bar, a club night for “cutting edge thinking and dancing” (FACT Magazine). We are a co-founder of Brighton Digital Festival and we present our work in our Brighton venue as well as across the globe, in partnership with leading festivals and institutions.
DAY 1: Thur 3 Sept, Brighton Dome Studio Theatre / DAY 2: Fri 4 Sept, Lighthouse
Lighthouse is a contemporary culture agency in South East England, connecting new developments in art, technology and society across the globe.