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Night and Day the Arena Time Machine


Throughout the Festival

next to Interstellar Ideas on the Green

Arena: Night and Day is a filmic meditation on the most elemental experience of every living thing on the planet – the inexorable rhythm of day and night. As the cycle progresses it explores the story of the art, history, politics and memory of the past century. It is also the story of our technology and expectations, back to the unimaginable days before instant communication, mobile phones and the internet. Global, entertaining, beautiful, unsettling and unforgettable, striving to render an acute awareness of our most basic and fundamental experience – night and day.

“There is nothing, absolutely nothing, which can match Night and Day by Anthony Wall and Emma Matthews, a 24 hour compilation of Arena’s back pages which provides, as well as anything can, a tangential history of the past 40 years and reminds us how vital and supple a medium TV can be”. Jonathan Meades nominates his all time favourite documentary in The Guardian