Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard
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Viper Basel: Generations on the Move

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Precious Little
The Weasel
History Will Repeat Itself


Silent Sound
Jerwood Space
Kate MacGarry
Anyone else isn't you
Everybody else is wrong
File under Sacred Music
A Rock 'N' Roll Suicide
The Kids are Alright
The Smiths is dead
Doing it for the kids
The World Won't Listen


Street: behind the cliche
Switch on the Power! Music For People
Surfing the Surface
Rhythm-a-Ning, Derry
Rhythm-a-Ning, Dublin
Viper Basel
Yugoslav Biennial
Far Away So Close
This Much is Certain
Artists Films About Music Culture
We're Coming To Take You Away, Hurrah!!
Shooting Live Artists
Modern Love in London
Modern Love in Düsseldorf
Century City
Kill Yr Idols
Double Life
New Contemporaries
Yerself is Steam
The Hanging Picnic



Video still of File under Sacred Music
Video still of File under Sacred Music

VIPER Basel International Festival for Film Video and New Media ran between 18 November and 22 November 2004. VIPER presents the best 133 works from the International Competition, including a large-scale installation of Iain and Jane's File under Sacred Music.

Viper Basel catalogue entry for File under Sacred Music
Viper Basel catalogue entry for File under Sacred Music

File under Sacred Music was selected for the exhibition by the festival's jury, which included Rebecca Allen, Gerhard Buurman, Michael Connor, Runa Islam, Geert Lovink, Matthias Micalka, Rene Pulfer, Hans Rudolf Reust, Nicolaus Schaffhausen, Yukiko Shikata, Hansmartin Siegrist and Sarah Zürcher. The festival presented an extensive film/video and exhibition programme, a conference, workshops, performances and numerous premiers and events and offers an up-to-date overview over Swiss and international positions in art and new media. Festival venues: Kunsthalle Basel, Stadtkino Basel, Kultkino Atelier, Museum für Gegenwartskunst, [plug.in], Gare du Nord, Kaskadenkondensator, Cargo Bar, and others

Viper Basel Catalogue cover
Viper Basel Catalogue cover

Viper International Festival for Film, Video and New Media
Kunsthalle Basel and Gare Du Nord

18 to 22 November 2004
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Works in this show
File under Sacred Music

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Related work
File under Sacred Music (Reverberation)
File under Sacred Music (This much is certain)

Related shows
File under Sacred Music
We're coming to take you away, hurrah!
Switch on the Power!
Music for People
Artists' Films about music culture
This Much is Certain
Shooting Live Artists

Related essays and press
'Nests, Puke, Frames and baby Faces', Tom McCarthy
'It Beats Bingo!', The Guardian
'Rewind and repeat to fade' - Art Review
'Psychotic Reaction' - Mojo
'Spastic Fantastic' - Sleazenation
'Would a band by any other name...' - i-D Magazine

Related sites
File under Sacred Music
Gare Du Nord
Shooting Live Artists

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