4 Apr 2006
StoryRooms - The DVD and the Event 
Following on from its residency at the Museum of Science and Industry Manchester, the dvd of the StoryRooms exhibition curated by Andrea Zapp will soon be available. It will contain a 45 minute film about the show and special features including direct access to the artists' chapters, two new video artworks by the directors Dave Griffiths and Nick Jordan, created in response to the exhibition, a downloadable 30 minute installation soundtrack, written and played by Vini Reilly, and an illustrated booklet with introductions and in-depth work descriptions.

The DVD can be ordered from early May onwards (price GBP 15.99) via:

Cornerhouse Publications
70 Oxford Street
Manchester M1 5NH
email: publications@cornerhouse.org
tel: +44 (0)161 200 1503
fax: +44 (0)161 200 1504


StoryRooms - The Event
Wednesday, 10 May 2006
8.00 pm
46-50 Oldham Street

A very special party to launch the exhibition DVD on Interactive Networks, Media Art and Installations.

An Invitation to re-explore surreal and fascinating interactive media artworks that have been previously exhibited at the Museum of Science and Industry - one of which will be back for the evening!

Plus live performance and music highlights on stage:

Almost ... is the a story of a giant and her tiny one foot charge. Bound together for life, and stuck with a house that won't sell, this three dimensional digital comedy blusters on about white walls, missed opportunities and the evil forces that are estate agents. Written and performed by Mary Oliver.

Followed by Illuminati and Disco Operating System... collaborating on a unique improvised electronic piece of music together with visuals from Hollowsphere/VJ Fusion.

Supported by the Arts Council England/North West.
Entry free


Many thanks to Andrea Zapp for info.



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