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Real to Reel: Film as a material in making

Real to Reel exhibition preview at London Design Festival, 2013. Photo by Sophie Mutevelian

The 'Material Narratives' from the Crafts Council touring show 'Real to Reel' which be exhibited in Wick alongside Ceramic works by Neil Brownsword's and Adam Buick.

Real to Reel presents films that are a final product of contemporary makers’ practice. Each is an artwork in its own right, and is concerned with craft and design; thematically, technically or materially. Digital and traditional film offer unique possibilities of expression; the ability to capture creation and destruction, as well as material and time-based transformations. Film can present singular and multiple narratives, enabling the representation of the temporal and the performative, and it can take a micro, macro or manipulated view.

The films in Real to Reel exemplify the movement and represent the best examples of makers and designers whose output is both three dimensional— working with materials such as clay, textiles, glass, metal and paper—and film-based.

Each film in Real to Reel immerses us in new environments and provides a different experience of craft.

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