Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Anti-Design at Design Week!

So our next stop was in collaboration with the Royal college of Art at Neville Brody's Anti-Design Festival which was situated in Redchurch street in London as part of Design week! We were joined by half a dozen or so young people who were from an organisation called New Deal for the New Mind who work with people to create creative opportunities in disenfranchised areas.
We had a great day with great people and the results were terrific. We were also pleased to work with some of our friends and tutors from the RCA including Jon Wozencroft, Jennifer Nightingale, Nicky Hamlyn and the legendary Al Rees (everyone with a passing interest in artists film should read Al's book A History of Experimental Film and Video). Our friend Rebecca Davies was also there and she is currently setting up a two week residency at the Elephant and Castle Shopping Centre, documenting the demolition of the space and the regeneration of the area. More on that again soon as we will be taking up the offer to spend three days at the Elephant in November...
Chris will be putting up the results on here ASAP but we were pleased to meet so many people who will hopefully come out to see us at our next gig in London on the 17th at Dalston Eastern Curve Garden.
A big gig next weekend coming up at Abandon Normal Devices Festival with our two day residency at Noise Lab...


We are really pleased that our first workshop was a great success .
Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival was a fantastic festival and wonderful setting run by lovely people.
We arrived late on saturday night and were annoyed to realise we'd missed the special performance by the legendary Guy Sherwin but enjoyed meeting Felicity Sparrow who was there to install her late husband, Ian Breakwell's film installation 'The Other Side' which was filmed in Bexhill at the De la warr Pavilion - a venue that we will be visiting in October for one of our workshops!
Throughout the day we met many young people who were there to witness the prizegiving of the young filmmaker's showcase followed by many older residents of Berwick who came to see the amazing archival footage of the town filmed by the Rev John Jackson. We couldn't have asked for a better start to Unravel! Next stop...Neville Brody's Anti Design Festival!

A taster from Iceland

Chris recently was lucky enough to go to Iceland and led a camera-less film workshop with thirty experienced and classically trained musicians from across Europe here are the results of the two hour session...