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Cornerhouse

Cornerhouse provides cutting-edge international programmes of contemporary visual culture. The organisation delivers visual arts, new media, cinema, and outreach and education programmes, and is England’s main visual arts publications distribution agency. Our investment is towards a contemporary visual arts programme that debates current practice and artform; to provide international scope to a programme of exhibitions, education and audience development and events; and to begin a new capital development programme.

Funding awards

  • 2012-2013: £870,000
  • 2013-2014: £935,000
  • 2014-2015: £1,028,775

Video feed

¡Viva! 2014 promo

¡Viva! has turned the grand old age of 20! For this landmark edition of our annual film fiesta, we've selected the cream of new filmmaking from across Spain and Spanish-speaking Latin America including Argentina, Mexico, Ecuador, Cuba and Peru. The festival runs from Fri 7 - Sun 23 March. For more information on the programme visit www.vivafilmfestival.com Music credit: Kevin MacLeod www.incompetech.com

Whatever Happened To Baby Jane? Eggs Collective performance

Our screening of Whatever Happened To Baby Jane? earlier this year featured a specially commissioned live performance from Manchester's all-female cabaret-quartet Eggs Collective. Here's a little taster if you missed it...

Hiker Meat: Intro from artist Jamie Shovlin

An exploitation film that never actually existed is at the heart of our exhibition Hiker Meat. We hear from artist Jamie Shovlin to gain a further understanding into the show... Music credit: Euan Rodgers Photo credit: We Are Tape Hiker Meat runs in Galleries 1, 2 & 3 until Mon 21 April http://bit.ly/1aJm83Q

Jamie Shovlin: Hiker Meat - Exhibition Trailer

Watch the trailer for Jamie Shovlin's exhibition Hiker Meat, opening at Cornerhouse in January 2014. http://bit.ly/1aJm83Q

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Double Indemnity: In Conversation with Ming Wong

We talk to artist Ming Wong about his newly commissioned work After Chinatown being exhibited in Gallery 3 as part of our current exhibition Double Indemnity. http://www.cornerhouse.org/double-indemnity http://www.mingwong.org/

Double Indemnity: In conversation with Anicka Yi

Artist Anicka Yi talks about her newly commissioned installation Mutual Gaze in Gallery 3. The piece is part of our current exhibition Double Indemnity.

Rough Cut Teaser - 10

How do you re-make a film that never existed? Watch the tenth teaser from Rough Cut, the debut feature from artist Jamie Shovlin. http://bit.ly/18oAVjT

Rough Cut Teaser - 9

How do you re-make a film that never existed? Watch the ninth teaser from Rough Cut, the debut feature from artist Jamie Shovlin. http://bit.ly/18oAVjT

Rough Cut Teaser - 8

How do you re-make a film that never existed? Watch the eighth teaser from Rough Cut, the debut feature from artist Jamie Shovlin. http://bit.ly/18oAVjT

Rough Cut Teaser - 7

How do you re-make a film that never existed? Watch the seventh teaser from Rough Cut, the debut feature from artist Jamie Shovlin. http://bit.ly/18oAVjT

Rough Cut Teaser - 6

How do you re-make a film that never existed? Watch the sixth teaser from Rough Cut, the debut feature from artist Jamie Shovlin. http://bit.ly/18oAVjT

Rough Cut Teaser - 5

How do you re-make a film that never existed? Watch the fifth teaser from Rough Cut, the debut feature from artist Jamie Shovlin. http://bit.ly/18oAVjT

Rough Cut Teaser - 4

How do you re-make a film that never existed? Watch this teaser from Rough Cut, the debut feature from artist Jamie Shovlin. http://bit.ly/18oAVjT

Rough Cut Teaser - 3

How do you re-make a film that never existed? Watch the third teaser from Rough Cut, the debut feature from artist Jamie Shovlin. http://bit.ly/18oAVjT

Rough Cut Teaser - 2

How do you re-make a film that never existed? Watch the second teaser from Rough Cut, the debut feature from artist Jamie Shovlin. http://bit.ly/18oAVjT

Rough Cut Teaser - 1

How do you re-make a film that never existed? Watch the first teaser from Rough Cut, the debut feature from artist Jamie Shovlin. http://bit.ly/18oAVjT

Rough Cut (Trailer)

How do you remake a film that never existed? A documentary about a film that never was, Rough Cut by London-based artist Jamie Shovlin explores the making of a 1970s exploitation film, Hiker Meat; an imaginary concept by fictitious Italian director Jesus Rinzoli. This film-within-a-film operates as both affectionate homage to and academic deconstruction of the exploitation genre, creating a Frankenstein-esque cut-and-paste of the era's concerns and fascinations, emphasising the archetypes and mythologies of this often critically maligned period of filmmaking. Principal photography for Rough Cut took place in the English Lake District over an intense shoot that pulled together not one but two alternate casts for both live action and dubbed sequences, a motorcade of vintage US vehicles, pyrotechnics, gallons of latex and something monstrous in the woodshed. Key recreated sections are contrasted with on-set footage and with details of the development of the soundtrack, storyboards, design and models, combining to form a feature-length work that Shovlin describes as a 'metamentary', stripping back the making, unmaking and remaking of both the film and the idea, as a kind of ode to the power of imagination. Rough Cut is a co-commission between Cornerhouse Artist Film and TIFF: Toronto International Film Festival. Rough Cut goes on general release Fri 6 Dec 2013. Rough Cut / Dir Jamie Shovlin / Great Britain / 2013 / 86mins / In English / Cert TBA Director: Jamie Shovlin Writer: Mike Harte Producer: Bren O'Callaghan Assistant Producer: Marisa Draper Executive Producer: Sarah Perks Director of Photography: John Grey Composer: Euan Rodger Produced and Distributed by: Cornerhouse Artist Film

That Dame Upstairs

Earlier this month we let The Sisters Gorgeous and Tales of Whatever loose in our galleries for our Vogue Fashion's Night Out event That Dame Upstairs. It was the perfect way to kick off the Manchester Weekender and allow people to explore our current exhibition Double Indemnity. Here's a quick taster if you missed it... Music by Kevin MacLeod / incompetech.com

My Noir film season trailer

Our film season My Noir features some of the classiest, sexiest film noirs selected by artists, curators, filmmakers and musicians. It runs from Sat 14 September - Sun 29 December 2013.

Double Indemnity exhibition trailer

Watch a trailer Double Indemnity, our exhibition exploring desire, inspired by Billy Wilder's classic film noir. Double Indemnity features work by Andrea Fraser, Bunny Rogers and Filip Olszewski, Emily Jacir, Frances Stark, Hito Steyerl, Jenny Holzer, Laurel Nakadate, Sharif Waked and Sophie Calle, and new commissions from Ming Wong and Anicka Yi. The exhibition is on in galleries 1, 2 & 3 from Sat 14 September 2013 - Sun 5 January 2014. Entry to the galleries is free.

Double Indemnity Intro Video

Curator Michael Connor introduces you to our current group exhibition Double Indemnity. Inspired by Billy Wilder's classic film noir of the same name, the show explores questions of desire, possession and complicity through new and recent work by a selection of high profile artists, including Sophie Calle, Jenny Holzer, Ming Wong, Anicka Yi and Frances Stark. Music by Kevin MacLeod / incompetech.com

Hiker Meat Trailer

The trailer for Jesus Rinzoli's 1981 slasher, Hiker Meat, the dark heart of Cornerhouse Artist Film's feature-length release, Jamie Shovlin's Rough Cut (2013). A hybrid documentary about the making of a film that never was, and homage to the spirit of collaborative filmmaking that flourished in the gore-pooled mire of vintage horror cinema. #RoughCutMovie http://bit.ly/1ahMLy4

Anguish and Enthusiasm Intro Video

Curator Declan Clarke gives you a quick introduction to our group exhibition Anguish and Enthusiasm. The show runs across all 3 galleries until Sun 18 August and is free to attend.

Anguish And Enthusiasm promo

Anguish and Enthusiasm is our group exhibition of new and recent contemporary art from across the globe, which explores social contexts in the wake of a revolution. The show runs from Sat 13 April - Sun 18 August in Galleries 1, 2 and 3. It's free to attend so pop by and take a look for yourself.

Yoshua Okón: Octopus

Mexican Artist Yoshua Okón talks about his video work Octopus (2011) which re-enacts battle scenes from the Guatemalan Civil War. Octopus continues its run at Cornerhouse until Mon 1 Apr 2013. FREE Entry. Edited by Digital Reporter Nathan Jennings.

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