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We Make Stuff : Film & Social Context

Published on Monday, 13th March 2017

A chance for the creative sector and the local community to engage and collaborate with the dynamic media research at Bath Spa University. 

What is the relationship between our past and our everyday understanding of place - and in turn between those understandings and the art of filmmaking or creative practice?

Grappling with this question, filmmakers, artists and researchers come together to showcase a range of short films, exhibitions and art installations. This event shines a light on contemporary questions of how film and creative practice can be used to understand connections between time and place. 

A public engagement event series organised by the Media Convergence Research Centre, We Make Stuff is an interactive platform for showing our creative research and for collaborating with the South West’s creative sector and local community. Each event revolves around a dynamic theme emerging from the focus and interests of one of the Research Centre’s four research clusters: Digital Materialities, Film & Social Context, Play, and Transmedia Industries.

Featured work includes:

Claire Levy and Ruth Grimberg introduce their latest film as producer and director. Some Will Forget (2016) reflects on the lives of a family living in a small mining village in South Yorkshire.

Richard White will preview media work from his exhibition, Forced Walks: Honouring Esther.

Charlie Tweed will present his experimental film Grain (2013), which materialises as a machinic poem to the Isle of Grain in Kent.

Sam Wilkins will present a series of new digital collages exploring our relationship with the painted landscape as projected and disturbed idyll.

More information about We Make Stuff is available here, and you can book your free ticket for the event here.

Please contact Dr Matthew Freeman and Charlie Tweed for further information.