circumstance is an international artists collective that creates cinematic experiences in uncontrolled environments.
These experiences take many forms, from mass participation performances and intimate in-ear stories, to books, installations and workshops. We are composers, technologists, programmers, writers, and designers making the extraordinary manifest in the everyday. Using both emergent and commonplace technology, we try to make films without cameras. We explore the politics of mobile technology and public space, wrapping our questions in melancholy and romance.
Established in 2010 , it’s current directors are Tom Abba, Sarah Anderson and Duncan Speakman. circumstance acts as an umbrella for a number of international artists working on specific projects, and the doors remain open.
They are regularly invited to present their work internationally and recent exhibitions include Microwave (HK), TPAM (Tokyo), Kontraste (Krems), SonicActs (Amsterdam), Playpublik (Berlin), Serralves (Porto), MOCA (Taipei), Vooruit (Gent), MediaCity (Seoul) and ArteMov (Sao Paulo), Barbican (London), FutureEverything (Manchester), Edinburgh Film Festival, and Soho Theatre (London).