West Ten, Fade Out 2013
A curated programme of 11 films by Constantine Gras
Screened at the Louise Blouin Foundation as part of the Portobello Film Festival, 2013
Films by Sandra Crisp, Dee Harding, Constantine Gras, Colin Legge, Pat Naldi, NewRedHouse, Helen Petts, RandL and Rickster.
Exploring the urban environment of West London
From buried waterway to elevated road, carnivalesque collage to historical reflection
Programme kindly supported by RBKC Arts, Lousie Blouin Foundation and Portobello Film Festival.
Selected Programme online.
Robert Atkinson: 'You all manage to make us look at the familiar in a different light."
Judith Blakeman: "Great beauty has come out of our area that most people write off as derelict."
Lisa Thompson: "Excellent selections of films. Wonderful to meet and talk with some of the artists."
Anita Coppola: "I really enjoyed the event; great films, great insight."
Steph Perkin: "So pleased that the artists moved into this area when they did - they've managed to capture precious moments in the history of the area, both past and present. The lifeblood of the area is well represented in all the works - we are an unusual community revolving around the Westway. Hope the future can be recorded too."
Edward Darrarn: "Great to see such perceptive films."
Go From A to B to A
1:49 mins, 2010 Directed by Pat Naldi
A virtual aerial mapping tour of North Kensington.
Pat Naldi is an artist, researcher, and lecturer with an interest in mapping and modern technologies
At That Same Moment
2:41 mins, 2010 Directed by Colin Legge
A fixed frame video work that transforms and distorts the Grand Union Canal.
Colin uses video, performance, text, and drawing in exploring how we inhabit spaces.
Half Penny Steps
4:02 mins, 2010 Directed by Helen Petts
Meditative reflection on people crossing the Half Penny Steps Bridge at the Great Union Canal.
Helen is a film-maker who is noted for her collaborations with improvising musicians.
Mapping London’s Subterranean Rivers
4:50 mins, 2012 Directed by Sandra Crisp
A 3D map of the liquid networks and underground channels of London, featuring Counters Creek.
Sandra works with large-format collage and videos that experiment with digital processes.
My Fear of Drowning
2:58 mins, 2010 Directed by NewRedHouse
Hiding under the dry rock of the Westway, fearing the protean nature of the Grand Union Canal.
Jason Crimp is a sentimentalist with a singular method of celebrating the resonance of place.
Under the Westway
1:34 mins, 2010 Directed by RandL
A celebration of colours, sounds and creative energy.
Randl are Lucilla Nitto and Roberto Bove, photographer and musician respectively.
3:06 mins, 2010 Directed by Rickster
in•ter•sect: to pierce or divide / to cross or meet at a point / to share a common area.
Rickster is a television professional and his film was a Vimeo favourite with over 21K views.
12:30 mins, 2010 Directed by Constantine Gras
An artist’s search for identity set against the backdrop of the Grand Union Canal and Westway (A40).
5:22 mins, 2012 Dir Constantine Gras
An elegiac exploration of an archive photo about the last house demolished for the Westway.
12:33 mins, 2013 Dir Constantine Gras
A former nursery in North Ken is converted into a temporary art space & artists reflect on their practice.
The Latymer Triangle
9:09 mins, 2013 Directed by Dee Harding
Portrait of Constantine Gras as he reflects on the rich social history of W10 in relation to his practice.
Dee Harding works with visual and audio material to investigate the seductive nature of everyday rhetoric.