STATIC is the space between channels and The Exchange is the space between DATfest and Stoke Your Fires (festivals happening in the City Centre). As part of these we are pleased to be hosting a number of events, screenings and much more.
So here is a sneaky peak to the artist films we’ll be screening from 12 – 6pm, Friday to Sunday.
TALKING CITY LIVE with ASK ANNA
ARTIST: anna francis
RUNNING TIME: approx. 20mins
TALKING CITY LIVE with ASK ANNA is the final product of a commission for artist Anna Francis as part of SHOP in October 2010. This commission saw Anna develop a new piece of work with her character – ASK ANNA, The Regeneration Agony Aunt.
Stoke on Trent is undergoing huge regeneration and this applies to Stoke Town the location of SHOP. This video is the result of the commission, following the live performances at SHOP and includes interviews with local residents, council employees, local businesses and artists/practitioners who work in the town and city.
Anna Francis is an artist, curator and lecturer at Staffordshire University. Here work explores places undergoing change and examines their personal histories through mapping, performance, interventions and documentation. She is based in Stoke on Trent, but works nationally and internationally.
DENIM & LEATHER
ARTIST: andrew branscombe & david bethell
RUNNING TIME: 20 Minutes
Denim & Leather have been going for almost two years now and have performed at various music events in Staffordshire.
This is a short video documentary of the band.
Denim & Leather is a Collaboration between David Bethell, Andrew Branscombe and Glen Stoker.
THIS WAY, THAT WAY
ARTIST: glen stoker
RUNNING TIME: approx. 8 mins
this way, that way by Glen Stoker explores the perceived disconnect for people arriving at Stoke station in knowing where the City Centre is and where Stoke Town centre is. Stoker spent two days this January talking to members of the public and asking them to simply tell him the way the Stoke Centre. The results of which are in this short film.
this way, that way was a SHOP Commission.
CATWALK CLOTHES SWAP SOUND INSTALLATION
ARTIST: tom marshman
Friday 25 Feb – Sunday 27 Feb, played intermittently.
RUNNING TIME: 16mins
Tom Marshman carried out a residency at SHOP in Stoke Town in September 2010. The residency saw members of the public bring in items of forgotten clothing with particular memories and donate them to Tom. The stories were recorded to create this sound installation.
This sound installation is something he created with sound artist.
Tom’s work actively encourages a dialogue with his audience and participants aiming to create a safe space to share their thoughts and experiences. The results give evocative authentic glimpses into everyday things. To date his work has addressed issues that are often considered as mundane or commonplace. Tom’s work celebrates everyday domestic objects, exploring what is often taken for granted. He places his work in unusual spaces, developing the work in the community that exists there.