Friday, 12 May 2017

Modern Times

This week, Creative Industries employees spent a day off-site visiting two cultural landmarks on London's Southbank. At Tate Modern, our employees experienced some challenging and unconventional work...

On Otobong Nkanga's 'Wetin You Go Do?' (2015), Dean commented: 'I think the spheres are good because it shows how the tribe connect together and sing and talk as a team.' Leon agreed, suggesting that it was about 'getting people together as one'. Tiannon had a very different impression, associating the piece with 'anxiety and being trapped'.

On Kader Attia's 'Untitled (Ghardaia)' (2009), Dean described 'a good structure with buildings made out of cous cous.' Calvin saw a deeper message in Attia's work: 'I think it relates to where he's from and what they eat there'. Calvin had some interesting ideas about the food he would use to build a model celebrating his own heritage.

The employees also took the opportunity to put their photography skills into practice...

In the afternoon, they visited BFI Southbank to further their understanding of filmmaking. 

They were given an exclusive tour of the facilities, including a visit to a projection booth, and to the green room in which some of the world's leading filmmakers have been welcomed. 

We look forward to keeping you updated on their own filmmaking exploits soon!