For the next two months Hauser & Wirth Somerset’s youth group, Arthaus, will be working on a special project with local filmmaker Jack Price. The sessions will draw on each teenager’s responses to the current exhibition, ‘Subodh Gupta. Invisible Reality’, transforming their ideas and thoughts into dynamic film works. Over a series of six practical workshops Jack will aid the group in pre-production, production and post-production techniques, exploring various camera angles and filming methods as well as editing, grading and selecting an appropriate sound accompaniment.
The outcome will be a unique screening of short films that will be displayed in the gallery alongside the exhibition on Thursday 21 April, 5 – 7 pm. All are welcome.
Young artists include: Sid Plimmer, Rosie Anderton, Catherine Winter, Ed Dowding, Matt England, Maddie Howden, Lauren Horrell and Megan O’Neil.
Arthaus is a group specifically for young people aged 15 – 19 years old who are interested in learning more about art and architecture, and who wish to meet other people with similar interests. This group meets at the gallery once a month and has the opportunity to meet Hauser & Wirth artists, review the current exhibitions and work alongside visiting practitioners.
Jack Price is an award winning film director, actor and teacher. He has taught with The Actors Centre London, BFI Film Academy, Tobacco Factory Theatres and he guest lectures in various universities across the UK. Jack has written and directed for the BBC and Channel Four, as well as directing extensively for Ridley Scott Associates. He has won awards in major film festivals and his most recent feature film work screened across cinemas in the USA in January 2014.
Please note, the practical sessions will run on Wednesdays and Saturdays until Saturday 19 March 2016. The public screening of the completed works will run throughout April within the galleries, open 10 am – 5 pm.