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Mead Gallery screen grab competition

For the chance to win a NEC Spectraview digital screen, worth £2900 for your department or society, send us your chain reaction film.

As part of the Big Screen Piazza purchase earlier this year, screen manufacturer NEC are donating a 30” Spectraview digital screen, worth around £2,900, each year for 5 years to the University of Warwick to use as an award to a group of students or department.

This year, the competition is being run in conjunction with Warwick Arts Centre and the Mead Gallery and will tie in with their major exhibition, The World Turned Upside Down – Buster Keaton, Sculpture and the Absurd, which explores, through the work of over twenty international artists, the legacy of Buster Keaton’s anarchic comedy on conceptual art practice.


On Friday 4 October Warwick Arts Centre launched the Great Mead Screen grab competition to encourage teams of students, representing their academic department or society, to create a short film on the theme of ‘chain reaction’ – similar to those in the Fischli & Weiss video The Way Things Go, screening at the exhibition this autumn. Teams must also relate the theme to their subject areas or society interest.

The competition will run from 4 October – 14 November 2013.

The email address for entries (or queries) is press dot artscentre at warwick dot ac dot uk and the competition information is published on the Mead Gallery website.

The Big Screen Piazza was installed in June this year. Over the summer, the screen has been used to stream graduation ceremonies, show films, broadcast major events such as Wimbledon, Proms, Tour de France as well as supporting a number of conference activities. We have been testing different gaming and other interactive elements so this can also be utilised by the community.