Arts on Film

We recently produced a short film about artist Natasha Rosling, her exhibition ‘Foreign Bodies’ and collaboration with pianist John Snijders. The exhibition was held at Hidde van Seggelen gallery in London. The film was a great opportunity to explore and reflect on the work and interview Natasha and John about their collaborative contemporary arts performance.

 

Another example of the effective use of film in the arts is the V&A Channel. It's an online film channel launched last Spring by the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, to 'satisfy a growing appetite for relevant and exciting films about exhibitions and collections'. It offers 'an exciting destination in its own right and an accessible gateway to the V&A as a whole'. Its popularity is evident and is illustrated in their Tale of Two Raphaels film which recently broke the 10,000 viewer barrier.

 

Films include exhibition previews, interviews with curators, studio visits with artists, live events, special interview series with 'designer couples', and behind the scenes look at the life and work of the V&A. For example in this interview at the Fashion in Motion catwalk show, Kenzo's creative director Antonio Marras explains how the V&A is a continuous source of inspiration.

Its popularity is evident and is illustrated in their recent Tale of Two Raphaels film which has just broken the 10,000 viewer barrier.

These films inform, entertain and inspire a global audience, attracting repeat visits to the website and museum. The channel helps to demonstrates the power of film as a communication tool for the arts.

Andrew, 19/02/2011