Film offers makers unique possibilities of expression. It can capture transformations; material, time-based and otherwise, it can present singular and multiple narratives, it can enable the representation of the temporal and performative, and it can take a micro or macro view.
Each film 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.
The tools and materials available to makers have expanded exponentially in the last ten years. This expansion is reflected in making practices that engage with a portfolio of approaches to production. This trend has seen a broader engagement with film, both as means to document process, and in the case of the works presented here, as an approach to making works in its self. The films in Real to Reel exemplify this movement, and represent the very best examples of makers and designers whose output is both three dimensional, working with materials such as clay, textile, glass, and film based.
Real to Reel is available to hire for screenings - for more information contact the Exhibitions team.