"Artists are explorers...
...so who better to show us the town and the landscape anew? Artists take us into that building that we pass every day and never went into. Artists can show us people in our midst that we might otherwise overlook."
- David Binder, The Arts Festival Revolution, TED Talks
Video credits: Filmed contributions by Darryl Smith, Greg Francis, Arran Green, Sally Watkins, Katy Star, Sandy Kirkby. Edited by Lucy Watkins. Soundtrack: Extracts from b-side 2012 commissioned artists
b-side multimedia is an artist-led arts organisation based in Dorset.
We work with and commission artists to make new site-responsive work revealing the marginal , often forgotten and less commercial aspects of our coastal towns and communities. There is a b-side festival every two years in Weymouth and Portland – the next b-side Festival will be in September 2014.
Amid the hustle, bustle and jubilant London 2012 celebrations in Weymouth and Portland b-side provided moments of reflection, beauty, poetic conundrums, surreal interventions and art by stealth. Have a look at the film to get a taste of last year’s Festival.
What else do we do?
b-side now has a year round programme of activity that includes working with young people, communities, artists and other organisations. For more information about this work download our new publication Moments Not Monuments.
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