Collaboration on a short film project called Day Care
This is a call out to film makers, artists, performers and dancers.
I'm currently making a short film about a former nursery and children's centre in North Kensington that has been transformed into a temporary artist studio and art project space. The film will poetically investigate the interlinking experience of history, play and creativity that defines this site.
The building will be demolished to make way for new housing from October 2012 as part of a regeneration scheme for the Silchester Estate.
I'm looking to assemble about 10 people (local residents, artists, performers) to take part in 3 sequences that I want to stage and film.
On the day, I'll be displaying 30 images in the space, briefly talking about the film (collaborative film in progress) and inviting those present to help me stage and choreograph movement / dialogue within the space, based on the themes of the film. They will be given milk bottles and asked to work in 3 small groups within the space to explore their associations with childhood, history and the space itself. They will storyboard ideas for filming and and I'll then assist them in filming the sequences.
Themes for groups to explore include:
1. Lost nursery space and associations with childhood, play, creativity. Link this to current, temporary use as artist studio and art project space.
2. Milk bottles as signifiers of emotion/ideas /images related to the Notting Hill Race Riot (1958), sociological project about the local environment (1964) and the nursery space.
3. I want to challenge participants to stage and film sequences / dialogue in a cinematic fashion. Juxtapose rapid editing with the long take. Using the body in motion to explore duration in space and time.
One group will devise, act in and shoot a "riot" sequence underneath the archway opposite Latymer Tube Station. Another will work on the "nursery" inside the project space. The final group will explore the playground area of the nursery (ruined, glass landscape). I'm looking to shoot about 5 - 10 minutes of footage for each sequence that can be edited into the film.
Filming schedule and collaboration
Filming will take place on Saturday 22nd September. 10am-4pm.
This is a no-budget film, but will credit co-authors in the film, supply DVD copies and lunch on the day.
If you would like to take part, please contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org / 07508 996510
Link to Project location