Video Jam presents

RNCM Theatre, Manchester
7th February 2020

Spaces-in-between was a programme of five commissioned short films by artists based around the world, each scored by a different UK composer, reflecting on home and history, nationhood and mythology, extinction and exile.

The programme encountered a variety of indeterminate, contested or hidden spaces: deserted opera houses in the Middle East and incomplete cityscapes in Eastern Europe, ancient mythological hinterlands and places now only accessible via Google Maps. Together, these commissioned films offered a variety of perspectives and contexts for encountering how displacement manifests in ways that often go ignored, forgotten or hidden from outside view, whether collectively internalised by communities or lost amongst the ruins and remnants of the past.


Her Right by Saodat Ismailova scored by Seaming To
Canada Park by Razan Alsalah scored by Nabihah Iqbal
Dreaming in Red by Christin Turner scored by Chaines with RNCM musicians
Circulation by Oleksiy Radynski scored by Kelly Jane Jones
Libretto-o-o by Joe Namy scored by Lafawndah with Alya Al-Sultani