Watch our #culturedataprojector films below or enjoy them on big (and small!) screens as they pop up around the city of Exeter during the Rugby World cup events and beyond.
SCREENING SCHEDULE BY VENUE
NORTHERNHAY GARDENS EXETER - FREE ENTRY
SAT 10TH OCTOBER, 12.10PM: WHERE THE CHILDREN PLAY, CATHERINE CARTWRIGHT
SAT 17TH OCTOBER, 12.10PM: TONGAN THREADS, AMANDA WHITTINGTON
SAT 24TH OCTOBER, 12.10PM: THE PRESENCE OF BLUE AND THE ABSENCE OF GREEN, EMMA GEORGE
SUN 25TH OCTOBER, 12.10PM: ITALY VS ROMANIA 2015, DAVID SALAS
FRI 30TH OCTOBER, 5.10PM: THE PRESENCE OF BLUE AND THE ABSENCE OF GREEN, EMMA GEORGE
WHERE THE CHILDREN PLAY, CATHERINE CARTWRIGHT
SAT 31ST OCTOBER, 12.10PM: ENGLISH RAIN, TOBY & KATE DE BURGH
GANDY STREET, EXETER - PRIOR TO FEATURE FILM SCREENING OF SCRUM, £6 ENTRY
TUESDAY 27th OCTOBER, 7.30PM
DOUBLE LOCKS PUB, RWC MARQUEE
EXETER CANAL - FREE ENTRY
All FIVE Culture, Data, Projector films will be looping in the cosy heated marquee at Double Locks Pub from opening on their big screen, prior to the Rugby World Cup matches on all Saturdays and Sunday from 17th October.
BOSTON TEA PARTY
QUEEN STREET, EXETER - FREE ENTRY
An opportunity to enjoy some great coffee and watch the Culture, Data, Projector films - upstairs in Boston Tea Party you will find a screen looping our beautiful films from 15th October.
Keep your eyes open for our Culture, Data, Projector screen continuing to pop up around the city at THE RUSTY BIKE, HOWELL ROAD EXETER and TABAC, QUEEN ST EXETER in November 2015.
THE PRESENCE OF BLUE AND THE ABSENCE OF GREEN
ARTIST: EMMA GEORGE
Why do memories of childhood become more vivid as we get older?
This film explores identity as absence and how we are shaped by the landscape of our childhood.
ARTISTS: TOBY DE BURGH & KATE SPRAKE
'English Rain' explores a new wave of Italian migration that is currently leading to well-educated Italians leaving home looking for better opportunities elsewhere, many of whom are finding their way to the UK and the South West. The term 'English Rain' in Italian refers to light rain or drizzle.
CULTURE DATA PROJECTOR: ITALY VS ROMANIA 2015
ARTIST: DAVID SALAS
What data projects culture?
Italy and Romania 2015 is a response to a commission by Fabian Films to explore the themes of culture, nation, and identity of the nations taking part in the Rugby World Cup matches held in Exeter, whilst incorporating data from the Met Office, and exploring new ideas around sport.
The Met Office deal in big data, using super-computers that process 16,000 calculations per second, with readings coming in from 270 sites in the UK in real time. There is plenty of data, but when does it become information?
“Nothing fosters a sense of shared national identity better than the country taking part in a global sporting competition (short of declaring a popular war)” - Dr. Matt Ashton, NTU World Cup 2010
The Rugby World Cup is an expression of culture, nation and identity, as international sports professionals, whose job will take them all over the world, take to the field to compete in the name of their nation; they become data points, the teams treated as information about their nations.
What happens if we change the data set? Pay attention to other people that have made an international life?
“I could just do these sort of events, make things happen, work with people and enjoy it. I could do these messy, free-ranging, open-ended projects, and that freed me up from thinking about being an artist in a traditional sense”. - Jeremy Deller, about “Acid Brass” 1997.
What does rugby look like without a ball?
It’s time to play a game.
ARTIST: AMANDA WHITTINGTON
How can the traditional Tongan ngatu/barkcloth, as displayed at Exeter’s RAMM museum hold the key to so many aspects of Tongan culture? Through the threads of the ngatu, this abstract documentary film also explores Exeter's links with Tonga, including the Rugby World Cup 2015. Featuring Andre Ahokovi of Tongan heritage and Tony Eccles, Curator of Ethnography, RAMM (Royal Albert Memorial Museum). Featuring traditional Tongan music recorded by David Fanshawe, artefacts from RAMM's Tongan collection, weather data from the Met Office and plates from the Captain Cook Voyages. Directed by Amanda Whittington.
WHERE THE CHILDREN PLAY
ARTIST: CATHERINE CARTWRIGHT
'Where the Children Play' is a reflection on where sport begins; in the imaginations and playtime of childhood. The children are scratchy drawn animations overlaid onto footage of Exeter's Sandy Lane with a soundscape of a 1950s international rugby game. The analogue-style look and 'old-school' commentary project the viewer into a dreamscape of carefree action.