You can see some other images from the night here.
You can see some other images from the night here.
Karen and I were big St Etienne fans when at college ... in fact there is a now notorious incident in the Somewhere back catalogue where we once drove 100 miles down the wrong side of a loch so happily were we singing along to one of their albums ... tonight we get to meet them in person!
Sadly if you haven't already bought a ticket the event has sold out, if you do have a ticket make sure to be there by 8.45 as there are no late entries ...
An outdoor screening of the acclaimed, locally-shot film directed by Paul Kelly, What Have You Done Today Mervyn Day? (50"00') - described as a ‘A hymn to the East End’ (Telegraph newspaper).
Before the main screening we will be showing Night in Hackney (16"09') Directed by Shehani Fernando. "Night in London is a brief period of infinite possibility" wrote the journalist and travel writer HV Morton in the 1920s, and nowhere is this truer than in Hackney, this films records from doors open until the dawn chorus.
Come along to this Open Thursday on the Floating Cinema - we're showing a great programme at Old Ford Locks (River Lee Navigation).
The films screened will include:
Dancing Voices (5"30') Dir.
Jevan Chowdhury, choreographer Jeanefer Jean
Commissioned by Westfield Stratford City with East London Dance.
A short dance film that creatively showcases multiple dance styles across East London, locations include the Westfield Stratford City site, Eastbury Manor House, Trinity Buoy Wharf and The Viewtube with styles from Bellydance to Bollywood.
This Was Forever (10"08') Prod.
A prize winning film from Mark Aitken and young film makers from polkadotsonraindrops which follows the story of the Manor Garden Allotments which struggled to hold their own before being demolished in 2007 to make way for Olympic projects.
Games (16"50') Dir. Hilary Powell Optimistic
A film shot in 2007 staging a surreal Olympics amid the sites set to become the London 2012 Olympic Park.
Printed Matters (10"30')
Dir. Verity-Jane Keefe
A cinematic portrait of the process of print in Hackney Wick
Night in Hackney (16"09') Dir.
"Night in London is a brief period of infinite possibility" wrote the journalist and travel writer HV Morton in the 1920s, and nowhere is this truer than in Hackney, this films records from doors open until the dawn chorus.
Memo Mori (23"00')
Richardson with commentary and readings
fromHackney, That Red Rose Empire by
Memo Mori is a journey through Hackney tracing loss and disappearance. A canoe trip along the canal, the huts of the Manor Garden allotments, demolition, relocation, a magical bus tour through the Olympic park and a Hell’s Angel funeral mark a seismic shift in the topography of East London. This film has been put together from fragments of footage shot over 2006 - 2009, each section being an event or observation of something that has been or is about to be erased from the landscape. It has been woven together with a commentary & readings by Iain Sinclair.
No booking necessary
Thanks to Britt Hatzius for shooting and editing down the first films of our tours and performances which are now starting to go up on the film section of the website ... more to follow soon from the Olympic park outsider tours.
Team Floating Cinema are all lying a bit low for a few days as we recover from the definite high of the Olympic Park Tours which took place over the last four intense days.
Meanwhile culture on London's creeks continues though - tonight you could go along to see the opening of this new piece of work by Somewhere's pals Shona Kitchen & Dominic Robson ... It's situated on the same stretch of water that inspired The King of Deptford Creek that we showed in Docklands.
"HIGH...LOW is a tribute to the historical importance of Deptford's all-but-forgotten tidal Creek. It resurrects the area's unique qualities where the uncompromising urban landscape dissects the natural rhythms of the Creek tides. Situated at a point of transport convergence, the slow-changing installation requires repeat encounters, encouraging viewers to ponder the changing sign and its significance in the landscape.
The commission was part of the Deptford Creekside Charrette, an ambitious, participatory urban design exercise run by Creative Process in 2008 and supported by the London Development Agency."
HIGH...LOW was an Art in Regeneration (AIR)
project by Creative Process funded by Deutsche Bank with in-kind
sponsorship from Workspace Group.
Project Manager: Ben Eastop for Creative Process
Invaluable assistance: Olga V Reid
LAUNCH Monday 25 July 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Opening address: Joan Ruddock MP
Masons Cafe Reception
Faircharm Trading Estate
8-12 Creekside Deptford,
SE8 3DX United Kingdom
...is how today's Olympic Park Tour host Michael Smith described the small but perfectly-formed Floating Cinema :-)
I'm sure there will be many more dynamic photos from the last two days of the 'outsider's guide tours' actually in progress but I rather liked these two portraits of Holly Burn and Michael Smith taken at the end of the their respective tours ... there were a lot more streamers on the floor at the end of Holly's day! I can't wait to see the film documentation as I only caught snippets from the bank or barge front.