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WhittyGordon Projects present
Voices in Time
Until Wednesday 30 May
In a nutshell
Voices in Time is an exhibition of a short film and photo book made with young people and elderly people from Hackney, with the aim of encouraging young and older people to see each other in a different light.
Voices in Time (Funded by Arts Council England) is an inter-generational project with young and elderly people from Hackney.
WhittyGordon projects organised workshops for older people to share their stories and experiences with young people. The young people learned filmmaking, creative writing and presenting skills. The aim of the project was to challenge perceptions of each other. By facilitating collaboration between both young and old participants, Voices in Time fostered understanding between generations and encouraged young and older people to see each other in a different light.
The young people and WhittyGordon created a short film from material produced during workshops alongside a photography booklet to document their experiences. There will also be paintings on display by Jenny Gordon.
WhittyGordon Projects are visual artists and filmmakers, Fiona Whitty and Jenny Gordon. WhittyGordon Projects was registered as a social enterprise in 2014. Fiona is Irish and Jenny is British/Jamaican. WhittyGordon look at people and culture. They communicate hopes and struggles of lives and communities trying to grapple with modern day living. WhittyGordon Projects worked with young people from Smalley and surrounding estates and Lawrence Court Sheltered Accommodation managed by Hanover Housing.
Jenny Gordon is a visual artist and filmmaker based in London. She graduated from an MA Fine Art course at Chelsea College of Art and Design, London in 2009. She has exhibited extensively internationally and in the U.K. She co-founded artist partnership, WhittyGordon Projects with Fiona Whitty in 2011. WhittyGordon Projects develops independent film and art projects in the U.K. and internationally.
Gordon’s work examines concepts of identity, isolation and alienation through the medium of collage, film and installation. Her practice asks questions about how we inhabit the world both physically and emotionally by drawing upon her experiences as a mixed race woman. The resulting negotiations of cultural positioning form the foundation of her enquiry into the dislocations of personal identity and physical belonging.
Actor/writer/director Gabriel Bisset-Smith came in as an advisor on presenting, writing and directing skills.
Photographer, Janina Samoles took photos to document to workshops.
Why does Rich Mix matter?
'We think it would fit in really well with your Culture for a changing City programme as this project is all about exchanging stories and heritage and finding ways of bringing communities together while remain in a constant state of transformation.'
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This event is wheelchair accessible.