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Common Ground: Aurora 2009
Aurora 2009

Aurora 2009

Dates: 5-15 November | Location: Norwich

Aurora is a unique festival based in Norwich which focuses on artists’ moving image in the most diffuse sense. Under the theme Common Ground, this year’s festival spans ten days, with a Festival Week (5 – 12 November) of films, live music, workshops and talks; and the unique Festival Weekend (13 – 15 November), an antidote to the ever-bigger, ever-faster policy forced upon moving image festivals and attempt to create a temporary community, in which divisions between guest artists and audience are dismantled.

Highlights of the Festival Weekend include programmes of work by artists Jem Cohen (New York), Milena Gierke (Berlin) and Jon Bang Carlsen, introduced by the artists; discussion sessions about the moving image as social project with Beatrice Gibson, Shezad Dawood, Mark Wilsher and Graeme Hogg; and about the moving image and the social network with Jamie King, Richard Wright, Andrew Kotting and Gareth Evans.

The Festival Week features a packed programme of workshops with Alex Mackenzie, Milena Gierke, Richard Wright’s Video Sniffin’ and others, plus live music and film.

For more information about tickets, accommodation deals and online booking, visit

Look out for our upcoming interviews with Festival Director Adam Pugh and artist Richard Wright.

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