Schools of Change

Taking place: Thursday 30th November 2017

Schools of Change is a night of performative film and video hosted by Paradise Works as an opener to the Artist Film Weekender at HOME

Each of the artists showing this evening playfully utilise and embody performance within their practice and embrace the potential for performance to instigate change.
Programmed by Chris Paul Daniels and Jenny Baines.


Jennet ThomasSchool of Change (2012), is a Sci-Fi musical film. We witness one day in the life of a school where students’ learning is bio-technically monitored through an ingested device, and high-scoring pupils perform their learning through a rhythmic action practice that produces little white spheres – called Units of Knowing – the currency through which this reality functions.

Laura HindmarshSelf-Registration (2015), an act of self-alignment using hand contact printing, and will also perform a new work deriving from Michael Snow’s La Région Centrale (1971).

Bea HautDefenestration (2015) combines film and domestic structures, reaching out beyond the frame, testing out access and escape, aperture and portal. Pending (2016) is a 16mm film performance using a 100ft length of film formed into a ‘living loop’ by the audience, before being taken up and played out by the projector. This interlacing creates a sympathetic film, which conjoins the audience, the artist and the subject in an act of duration and suspension.

Tariq EmamT.B.M. Reloaded (2017), is a live, site-responsive performance whereby tape noise will not be the only noise, and will feature R.L. Wilson and Guillaume Dujat: exploring recuperation of forlorn demons. The kind you find in charity shops, or wasting precious space in precious homes. The kind of space that could be used for a little bit of paradise. But what if it already was?

Thursday 30th November 2017
Entry price: £4.00 full / £3.00 conc, buy here:
18:00 for a 18:30 start

Complimentary supper provided
Dress Warmly
Access via stairs only



Preview: Friday 27 October, 5:00 - 9:00pm

Saturday 28 October, 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday 29 October, 10:00am - 5:00pm

To coincide with the Launch Weekend, Paradise Works is pleased to showcase selected works from the groups inaugural exhibition, Politics of Paradise. Works by studio artists James Ackerley, William Hughes, Precious Innes, Hilary Jack, Kieran Leach, Jo McGonigal, Robin Megannity, Richard Shields, Cherry Tenneson and Claire Tindale explore the utopian ideals that underpin the groups identity and recent formation on the Salford and Manchester border. The Manchester Contemporary showcase serves as a taster of the group’s extended Politics of Paradise exhibition and open studios across the weekend of The Manchester Contemporary.