Project COBRA: Call for Films

COBRA : A Critical Response is a five year project to internationally counter-map and creatively respond to the British Governments emergency committee COBRA. See for more details.
COBRA 1.3 Chapter Two –  Invitation for film and video responses.
We would like to invite you to contribute to our project COBRA 1.3 that will respond to the recent emergency meetings in Westminster by producing a DVD and book of artists’ moving image works and texts.
The British Governments emergency response committee COBRA met on the 6th December due to the ensuing storms and tidal surges.
In response to this meeting at Westminster our organization, COBRA: A Critical Response invited a first round of artists to respond in writing or with a piece of moving image, to either the subject of the meeting iethe winter storms or the existence of the COBRA committee itself.
So far responses include works by Nina Power, Chris Collier, Margaret Dickinson, Allison Ballard, Steven Connelly and John Jordan among others. These will be compiled in a DVD of artists moving image, with an accompanying book that will be launched with film screening, in London in mid-late February, 2014. The DVD and book is being produced by COBRA: A Critical Response and will be published by Pamphleteer Films.
As the storms and tidal surges continued over the last month, creating a much greater and extended impact, the COBRA committee reconvened most recently in Westminster on Saturday 11th Jan 2014.
For this reason we would like to include you in a second round of artistic responses to this event to recognise the extended nature of the emergency and subsequent COBRA meetings.
We would therefore like to invite you to contribute to this project by contributing a video work between 1 minutes and 9 minutes long by the 7th February, 2014. This may be an existing work you feel is well suited or a new work produced as a specific response. Any form will be accepted such as fiction, archival, documentary, performance documentation, animation, phone video, etc. This may be submitted via a digital format to or as a hard copy (please contact for postal address).
COBRA: A Critical Response is a five-year project investigating the relationship, and use, of aesthetics and performative means for political power within emergency politics.
Contributors who have so far submitted and those invited.
Nina Power (lead essay/foreword)
Chris Collier
Nicholas Hausdorf
John Jordan
Samuel Stevens
Theo Price
Chapter One 
Margaret Dickinson
Allison Ballard
Stephen Connolly
John Jordan
Zoe Young
Samuel Stevens
Theo Price
Kamal Prashar
Chapter Two 
 Invited filmmakers
John Akomfrah
John Smith
Oliver Bancroft
Nick Stewart
Cara Tomlie
Laure Prouvost
Luke Fowler
The Ontilith Group
Ackroyd and Harvey

Author: Steve Presence

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