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Diffusion 2019’s theme is Sound+Vision .The festival explores the relationship between sound, photography and lens-based media, and how in contemporary visual culture the transmission, presentation and reading of images is influenced by sound, and likewise how music is experienced visually as well as aurally.

We are interested in work that crosses traditional boundaries between artforms and disciplines, engages audiences in new ways and expands the creative possibilities of photography and lens-based media.

Now in its fourth biennial edition, Diffusion 2019 features a month long programme of exhibitions, interventions, screenings, performances, events and celebrations in both physical and virtual spaces and places. The excitement of directly participating in the festival, and the international reach and visibility of the event, is further enhanced through printed and online publications, websites, mobile content and discussion on social media platforms.

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The Nemesis Machine


Diffusion Festival is excited to welcome Stanza to Cardiff in April 2019. The Nemesis Machine allows visitors to explore Cardiff as a cybernetic cityscape, an evolving installation­­­ activated by real time data collected from the city.

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Go Home, Polish

Michal Iwanowski

Follow internationally renowned photographer Michal Iwanowski on his 1900km journey on foot from his house in Cardiff and home village of Mokrzeszów in Poland, after encountering the words ‘Go Home, Polish’ written on a wall in his neighbourhood. Welsh musician Gwenno’s ‘Crwydro’ was written and recorded as a response to the project.

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John Rea

Atgyfodi, a word that means both to revive and resurrect in Welsh, brings alive the sound and image archive of The Natural History of Wales Museum: St Fagans. An audio-visual installation by award winning composer John Rea, with a score performed by BBC National Orchestra of Wales.

Full Programme revealed February 2019

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