On view at The Hepworth

On view at The Hepworth

We are delighted to present a short film that we have made for The Hepworth Wakefield about the three exhibitions of work by Jessica Jackson Hutchins, Alice Channer and Linder on view there until 12 May (above is a detail of a work by Alice Channer). It’s a terrific trio of shows, so do try to catch them. Many thanks to The Hepworth for the commission, and to director of photography Marc Rovira and editor Todd MacDonald.

Busy, busy, busy

Busy, busy, busy

I can’t remember the last time I’ve neglected this blog in the way that I have over the past week. Apologies. Reasons – but not excuses – include having two performance films in development (only one of which has been announced), a music documentary for 2012 and three possible iPad apps, as well as dealing in the past few days with possible proposals for the Arts Council England/BBC project The Space (submissions close today). And then there’s the documentary The Art of Clare Woods, which I’m speaking about next Thursday at The Hepworth Wakefield, where there is a wonderful exhibition of her paintings. The film’s not yet finished, but I’ll be showing sections of it and talking about how it relates to earlier visual arts films that we have produced. You can see the trailer for it here – and over the weekend I’ll be back with our usual features. Thanks for your patience.

Why film Clare Woods?

Why film Clare Woods?

We have been back today at the rather wonderful The Hepworth Wakefield (above), filming the installation of paintings by Clare Woods. (There are photos on the museum’s blog.) Her show The Unquiet Head opens on Saturday (until 29 January) and features more than a dozen works created over the past two years. To complement these, the artist has also selected a small group of pieces from public collections by British modernist artists, including Barbara Hepworth. Since 2006 we have been documenting Clare’s work, the preparations for this show and for an Olympic Legacy commission, and now we have to complete an hour-long film before a premiere at The Hepworth on 15 December. We’ll release this film on DVD, but no-one has commissioned or funded it and we have no broadcast sale so far. So quite why are we making the film?
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