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A screen grab of The Space website on the Push Me page.PUSH ME in The Space

In 2012, The Space opened – an online platform created and curated by Arts Council England and BBC. I formed a partnership with long term collaborator Sarah Pickthall, Watershed and BDH to create a series of short films focusing on artists delivering pieces for Unlimited as part of the Cultural Olympiad – Push Me. And the work has been amazingly well received, causing the senior officer in diversity at ACE to comment:

 “Push Me has captured the diversity, depth and delights of  the Unlimited commissions artists and in doing so has expanded our understanding of the work, changing how we perceive and experience it.”

PUSH ME has its own site – www.pushmeplease.co.uk – and the work is all up for view on The Space site:

a small piece of one of Rachel's paintings showing a limb, in bold, dramatic brush strokesRachel Gadsden, Unlimited Global Alchemy – film one and film two

Laurence Clark, Inspired film one and film two

Bobby Baker, Mad Gyms and Kitchens film one and film two

 

a head and shoulder shot of caroline bowditch sitting in a pub.Caroline Bowditch, Leaving Limbo Landing film one and film two

Janice Parker, Private Dancer film one and film two

Sue Austin, ‘Creating the Spectacle!’ film one and film two

 

An image from The Garden with an actor holding a huge flower swaying on a sway pole.Graeae and Strange Fruit, The Garden film one and film two

Simon McKeown, Motion Disabled: Unlimited film one and film two

Stumble danceCircus, Box of Frogs film one and film two

 

Ramesh making snails horns on his head - text reads skewered snails, ramesh meyyappan push meRamesh Meyyappan, Skewered Snails film one and film two

Claire Cunningham, Ménage à Trois film one and film two

Jez Colborne, Irresistible – film one and film two

 

an image of sue austin diving in her underwater wheelchair through coral, text reads total permission, push me.The final piece in PUSH ME was the 30 minute documentary, fronted by Charles Hazelwood, called Total Permission. In this, the work of all the artists is contextualised with additional interviews with Ruth Mackenzie, director of the Cultural Olympiad and Jude Kelly, Artistic Director of the Southbank Centre.

a black and white atmospheric shot of my feetEdgecloser

Currently I am cooking up a new project, again merging film, digital arts, diversity and difference, this time with a new collaborator, Luke Pell. It’s currently under development and has a blog site of its own – edgecloser.com.

 

 

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