Eleanor is an educational project based around an innovative cinematic installation at The Cob Gallery, London. They are running a competition, online campaign and educational workshops in conjunction with Camden Council, open to students in 13 local senior schools based around a short film produced by Katie Langridge (2006, Modern History).
The film examines the chain of inspiration within the artistic process, through the stories of three women living in London. These narratives were inspired by poems by W.H.Auden, Robert Frost and Leonard Cohen. We have commissioned three of our generation’s finest young British writers, Mike Lesslie, Polly Stenham and Anya Reiss to produce contemporary poetic responses, which will be read in voice-over by its protagonist. Eleanor will be presented at the Cob Gallery, as a cinematic installation on three screens, each character apportioned to a screen.
After visiting the gallery, the students will have 6 weeks to produce a piece of art in response to the film. This could be a photograph, a film shot on a phone, a piece of creative writing or artwork. The competition will be judged by a panel including Matt Smith, art critic Waldemar Januszczak, and the writers and directors of Eleanor. The winning student will have their work exhibited in the Gallery and offered a residency at the Studio. During the exhibition, we will be running a series of workshops led by leading industry professionals, including a Bafta nominated director, the backstage department from the National Theatre, for the students.
If you would like to learn more about Eleanor or get involved please email Katie Langridge at email@example.com.
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