Sep 18, 2011

Films by contemporary artists on the BBC Big Screen Walthamstow

Those working on the Information Hub during the 2011 E17 Art Trail were in a prime spot to see the selection of films inspired by the E17 environment being shown on the BBC Big Screen Walthamstow.

The films are from The Projection collection and feature a personal response to the challenges, struggles and concerns faced by creative people. How do we set our goals, what counts as achievement, how do we strive for excellence? Through diverse media and techniques, these films reveal the universal theme of ambition and a common concern of trying to do one's best.

Fiona McGregor made her film “Walthamstow Marsh” (above), especially for the Big Screen, “as I was determined that there should be something green on it for once. Actually seeing it there was a highlight of my trail.”

The Projection is a BBC Big Screens and E17 Art Trail partner organisation, which supports the development of artists’ film and video through the collection, archival, exhibition and distribution of works in lens-based media and allied practices. Based in London, it holds an extensive database of emergent artists from around the world. Bill Howard, of The Projection, must be acknowledged and lauded for liasing with the BBC to give the artists access to the screen during the trail.

In case you missed seeing it on the Big Screen, here's another film by Fiona McGregor, entitled Books of Desire.

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