Steven Bode is Director of Film and Video Umbrella, a London-based agency who are Britain’s primary commissioners of artists’ film and video. As part of Re-sight (a programme of public talks at Manchester Art Gallery discussing the commissioning, production and presentation of film and video within a visual arts context) he will reflect on his career to date. He has initiated and overseen well over 150 different projects, including major new works from internationally-acclaimed artists such as Isaac Julien, Gillian Wearing, Jane & Louise Wilson, Mark Leckey, Johan Grimonprez, Duncan Campbell, Tacita Dean and Ed Atkins. Alongside this commissioning activity, he has also curated a number of group exhibitions, including, most recently, ‘Somewhere Becoming Sea’ for Hull UK City of Culture, 2017. He has written extensively about video, film and contemporary art for several publications, and has contributed essays to many artists’ monographs.