Tuesday, December 12, 2006

My Territory - A Video DJ Workshop

A Mobile Phone Video Workshop by Vital Regeneration for The Hayward Gallery

The Hayward Gallery has commissioned Vital Regeneration to run three mobile phone video making projects with groups of young people between the ages of 13-19 in Lambeth between January and March 2007.

Capitalising on the new video shooting and editing capability of the latest generation of mobile phones the project will introduce young people to filmmaking. They will be creating short films in tribute to local places through character acting, song, dance and original music. Inspiration will come from the places where they go to meet, have fun, think, or watch the world go by.

Each young person will think around their relationship to their area & then write, direct and edit a short 'advert' using themselves and their friends. Each workshop will create 5-8 films between 1 - 10 minutes long, which the young people can then share using Bluetooth. The energy, originality and authenticity of the films along with the FreqOUT!, Hayward Gallery and mobile phone brands will be quickly distributed to a wider community through viral marketing.

The workshops will be lead by experienced educator and mobile phone video artist Melissa Bliss whose 1minute film e-state made in with young people on a housing estate in Hackney won the 2005 Big Issue One Minute Video prize. Melissa's work can currently be seen in New York as part of the 'Peter Stuyvesant's Ghost' Civic Art project (http://cityinasoundwalk.org/psg/index.php).