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:
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.
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.