A 3-year curated programme of large-scale video, text and photographic image projections on the Gurney’s former Hat factory wall at the junction of Bute St and Guildford Street. The newly formed pedestrian area and stage at the base provide an excellent viewing area whilst the large blank wall allows for impressive, large-scale projections. This strand promoted the project themes around language, local stories and the creation of new rituals. Images promoted diversity through text, typography, literacy, script, languages, translations, street speak, dialects and mottos. It launched with;
CULTURE WALL was curated by Mark Titchner and its programme included the following work;
Her commission featured words and slogans taken from corporate tech slogans such as “Disruption” and 18th century Dutch sayings “Expect Even Better” overlaid digitally onto painted, scratched, printed and splattered scrolling 70mm filmstrips. The aminations were projected nightly throughout December and January. In May the wall the project assisted the University of Bedfordshire to show their end of year show on the wall.
A specially commissioned film projected onto the Culture Wall, developed from his book, which had come about in consideration of the development of digital technology which has given us the opportunity to capture every possible moment and how sharing these images online affects communal behavior, both in the images we choose to snap as well as how we act; to emphasise this every image is presented in sequence, the gap between one image and the next to be seamlessly bridged by the viewers own perception. We were offered an additional a piece called ‘Selfie Wall’, but it was difficult to find a site large enough in the Cultural Quarter.
by local artists and film makers : Holly Attzs, Broken Lens Group, Jamie Newell, Claire Louise Tarrant, Aaron Bailey.
Shopper enjoyed the images from emerging Artists and Film Makers from Bute Street Film Festival. Audiences watched the short film from the street, sometimes taking selfies in front of it.