A unique sound experience, an exhibition from award-winning artists, tour York’s historic streets – and more with the Aesthetica Short Film Festival.
The 2022 Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF) is about more than film.
Their fringe events are some of the most exciting new additions to the 12th edition of the festival – designed to offer exciting new experiences and develop meaningful connections to York at its largest cultural event of the year.
ASFF takes place from 1 to 6 November 2022.
Unite. Create. Transform. Creative Expression at Street Life
Art has the power to unite – be part of it at Street Life Hub. For their first fringe event, Aesthetica have partnered with Street Life Hub to develop Unite. Create. Transform., an exhibition of nine artworks from award-winning contemporary artist. Creativity is a form of expression, a way to convene, discuss and make sense of the present moment.
Explore art from Kit Monkman, Jenn Nkiru, Natalia Garciá Clark, Omar Torres and Seb Agnew, amongst others, and discover the transformative power of art.
Be transported to new places, introduce yourself to new cultures and be reminded of our collective humanity. This exhibition also includes a new commission premiere, a site-specific work that looks at identity politics framed around body image.
If you’re looking for a unique experience, discover sounds you’ve never heard before with a premiere from one of the UK’s most exciting sound artists. Aesthetica have worked with Audible and London College of Communication to commission new work by Jin Chia Ching Ho, who meditative soundscapes provide a truly immersive escape.
Located at York’s 600-year-old Bedern Hall, this installation presents the audio of five natural materials: metal, wood, water, fire and earth. These elements are fundamental to the foundation of material things and the natural balance in Chinese philosophy. Sit or lie on one of the cushions provided and listen deeply in these one-hour daily performances.
York City Tours
York is at the heart of Aesthetica Short Film Festival. Take the opportunity to learn more about York’s past with York Dungeon Walking Tours: a one-hour stroll through the historic streets, suitable for every age. Discover exciting tales and secrets of the city, with plenty of fun and laughter along the way.
Where to Find Aesthetica Film Festival
In 2022, Aesthetica Short Film Festival takes place in-person 1-6 November. Official Selection screenings, masterclasses and events will be available On Demand on their digital platform until 30 November.
Unite. Create. Transform. is free to enter 1-30 November at Street Life Hub, 29-31 Coney Street. Sounds You’ve Never Heard Before and York Dungeon Walking Tours are held at various times across 1-6 November and are free with a festival pass.