As many of you know we’re running a project in Nottingham this October called Memories of the Future. This will be a digital meets analogue pop-up shop, but more than just another pesky pop-up shop selling cool stuff, it will be inventive, interactive, inclusive and collaborative. We will specialise in music, moving image, photography and various forms of storytelling and literature, from comics to graphic novels, to new media.
All independent creative practitioners and small businesses from the East Midlands and beyond are welcome to submit work for sale, for exhibition, or to simply say “This looks really interesting, how can I be involved?”
The physical shop and surrounding projects will be based at The Corner, 8 Stoney Street, the new hub of Nottingham’s Creative Quarter. We will also have an e-commerce site running in tandem, which will continue after the pop-up has finished, giving products at least 60 days availability on a sale-or-return basis.
Submissions are open for the following…
The project space will feature a mini-cinema with a showreel of indie film shorts and art video playing on a loop.
The New Media Writing Kiosk will be exhibiting progressive use of digital platforms for storytelling, poetry and literature. From websites, to games, to interactive ebooks, to use of social media.
The Analogue Stack will exhibit vintage and retro objects, oddities and curios, from 16mm cameras, to games, to gramophones.
We will be selling a range of products from independents on a sale-or-return basis at low commission.
We are looking to sell: new vinyl records from independent labels and digital music downloads; books, literature, graphic novels, independent small press magazines, comics and electronic books and zines; a range of fine art photography, both traditional and digital submissions are welcome, use of unusual niches such as daguerreotype are of particular interest; miscellaneous art objects with relevance to other areas may be considered, e.g. we’re hoping to collect a load of old gig posters together. As room will be fairly limited we are not currently interested in clothes, jewellery etc.
We would like to sell moving image, but are struggling at the ‘how?’, if you have any ideas, we’d love to hear them. Should you have feature length DVDs or a compilation of shorts (e.g. from a film club), we’d consider those.
WORKSHOPS, PERFORMANCES & DISCUSSIONS
We have already outlined a programme for this, but there may be room for more if it is sufficiently different (or better) from what we already have. We are keen on projects and workshops that will engage the wider community and capture the imagination, whilst also promoting the independent DIY scene. We are limited by space in the shop, but are open to running some projects on other sites.
THE COLLABORATIVE BRIEF
Memories of the Future is very much a collaborative project itself which hopes to bring together different factions of the creative community and general public. To further this we are running a collaborative moving image based brief in the run up to the pop-up shop. The best projects will be previewed on the final night – Saturday 12th October. The brief will be set later this year.
Memories of the Future – the analogue meets digital pop-up – 8th-12th October 2013 – The Corner, 8 Stoney Street, Nottingham.
For enquiries email Kirsty fox.beesmakehoney(at)gmail.com
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