FilmCoLab's WeDidThis campaign closed on 2oth September 2011, having exceeded its funding goal of £1000 with 26 donations.
Screening around 15 silent films in Brighton’s shopwindows this October, this project unites life and art.
The idea is to break away from the division between life and art (usually enclosed in a gallery or a museum) and life and film (usually in a dark, closed space). This form of film presentation not only allows for people to communicate while watching the films but also transforms then into interactive spectators as the sound of the streets will create the sound for the films. Simultaneously this kind of unexpected presentation will allow our project to reach audiences that would not usually contact with this kind of work and for audiences used to it to see it in a new setting. This will start a process of reflection about the context and framing or art/film as well as about the daily use of the streets and shopwindows.
This unexpected presentation allows different readings of space and film, reaching new audiences that become interactive spectators: the sound of the streets creates the film’s soundtrack. This our MA final project.
This project offered its funders the following rewards:-
A great feeling for supporting our project
A postcard from brighton sent by the curators of Vitrine
A digital photographic album of the event
A dvd - short film documenting Vitrine
A large photograph of the event
Your name on the website as a supporter of Vitrine
Your name in the print programme of Vitrine
A meeting with the curators to watch the films and discuss the project + all the above rewards!