Preview: 24 May 6:30-8:30pm
Exhibition: 25 - 27 May 12-6pm
Through a one week residency at Gasworks in March 2018, BA Fine Art students from Central St. Martins, UAL, explored thoughts and ideas about working in a non-hierarchical and open structure with the medium of film - without director, cast or screenplay. The results of these investigations are presented in an exhibition, Random Walk, at Gasworks between 25 -27 May 2018.
Discussions on different approaches to the indeterminacy of scriptless filmmaking led to the formation of groups, and groups within groups, and to the development of different economies of ideas based on contingency and chance. How could the traditional ways of filmmaking be overcome and replaced by an approach that critically reflected on filmmaking’s innate hierarchy? The seemingly polar opposites of the observer and the observed as experienced on ‘normal’ film sets.
Participants experimented with different actions, angles and approaches to filming – every idea was valid and explored. Plan-less and without any pre-determined consequences, interpersonal dynamics led them down a path of successive random steps, a random walk, culminating in the production of several scriptless films that are as diverse as the approaches used in their production.
Featuring collaborative works by: Ashley Amougou, Aleksei Berkov, Arthur Bloye, Jess Brown, Maia De Emmony, Jennifer Elvidge, Laure Hocine, India Jaggon-Barrett, Francis Liao, Pauline Poux, Alice Sanders, Lorenz Tröbinger, Ziyu Xu.
2018 marks the third year of The Script-less Film Project, devised by Erika Tan with students from the BA in Fine Arts at Central Saint Martins, in dialogue with Gasworks.