Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Changing Landscapes - Film Evening for the London Festival of Architecture

14th June 2014

We where delighted to have over 30 people join us for the Changing Landscapes Film Evening - which was programmed as part of the London Festival Of Architecture 2014. 

We screen a collection of archive footage courtesy of the City of London,  London Metropolitan Archive. 

Vistors also got the chance to preview some of the work made by local primary school children, which will be exhibited as part of the Demolition Drawing exhibition, opening at the end of June. 

Here is a brief overview of what we screened as part of the Changing Landscapes Programme:

6pm -
'Changing Face of London' 1960
17:32 mins
This film focuses on the clearance of bomb damaged buildings following World War II and the projects and plans to rebuild the capital.

'Somewhere Decent To Live' 1967
24:22 mins
This documentary-style film discusses the slums of London and the provision of new housing for Londoners.

7pm -
'Living at Thamesmead' 1973
25:52 mins
A semi-fictional account of a couple who live in the Thamesmead estate. This film shows the architecture and landscaping of Thamesmead and the everyday lives of the residents. Includes sequences showing social activities, sporting events, educational and health facilities. 

Still To Come In June & July

Coming up this June & July at Hotel Elephant!

We've got lots of exciting events & exhibitions still to come this summer;
Please see the What's On section of our website to find out more details.

19th June 
Of Ice and Identity
an evening of new music from Taz Alexander 

23rd - 27th June 
Demolition Drawing
an exhibition of work created by local primary school children during the Demolition Drawing project. 
Led by Artist Reuben Powell and working with Lend Lease & their demolition contractors, unprecedented access to the Heygate demolition site has been granted for this project, where local children have been recording the demolition over the past year. 

9th - 12th July 
Building A City - Cardboard Southwark.
Twelve Southwark primary schools build Southwark from cardboard. 

11th & 12th July. 
by The Old Vic Community Company
“Like a billion Dick Whittingtons…”
From estate agents to squatters, from support workers to oligarchs, we are all united in a race to get a place. But who can afford to go the distance? Luckily Sam’s got a chance to make a change, to make things better somehow. Sam’s going to tell us the answer. He just doesn’t know what it is yet.
David Watson’s epic tale, based on the testimonies of over 200 Londoners, is a response to the mounting housing crisis and asks what it means to find some space in a city that’s squeezing you out.
The Old Vic Community Company is excited to announce their first production, formed of 30 performers and 45 back stage participants. Thank you to th
e 1,281 people who auditioned to be a part of the production.

17th - 19th July 
Journeys, is a collaborative project between the residents of Southwark Council’s Leathermarket JMB (Joint Management Board) and students from the London College of Communication.  Designed to help recount the histories and life journeys of local residents, through a series of films, photographs, installations and publications, to be exhibited at the Hotel Elephant, the project aims to help build a stronger more cohesive community, linking old and young, rich and poor, including Bermondsey natives and newcomers from elsewhere in the UK and far beyond, who have now come to call the area home.
If we can better understand, acknowledge and share the tremendous variety of ways and reasons why people have come to be in a JMB residence then we can strengthen the links between individuals and across our community as well as providing a fascinating picture of the change in this special part of inner London.

25th July. 
Seven Streets, Two Markets and a Wedding. 
Film Screening. 

A feature-length programme of archive films curated by London's Screen Archives, Seven Streets, Two Markets and a Wedding is a collection of 10 rare films offering glimpses of lost London from 1930 to 1980.
Largely unseen for generations, these snapshots of London life provide a unique insight into the continuities and changes in the capital across the twentieth century.
Viewers will travel from Brent to Southwark via Hackney and Hampstead Heath in this heritage showcase. Highlights include the original Lambeth Walk, dray horses in '60s Marylebone and an East End parade.

LCC BA Sound Arts & Design Degree Show

BA Sound Arts & Design Degree Show
3 - 7th June 2014

We where delighted to host the final exhibition for the students graduating from the BA Sound Arts & Design from London College of Communication. 
The exhibition spanned both of our warehouse space's, with eight individual space's created for student installation, along with more piece's placed together in our main spaces. They also put our cinema space into good use, screening a reel of shorts which where of outstanding quality!

Please click HERE for the Flickr album with photo's of the private view.

Artcore International 14

Artcore International 14
21st - 24th May 2014

Artcore International 14 was a roaring success!
With work from over 40 Artist and 1,500 visitors over 4 days it was definitely a great start for the first in an annual showcase of works by members of the Artcore Int Charity. 
Below is the full press release and pictures from the exhibition. 

Artcore International 14

A four-day Arts Festival bringing together over 50 Artists, working across various art forms including, drawing, ceramics, 3d mapping, kinetic sculpture, painting, photography, film and fire. The festival will also include a full programme of live performances, workshops and screenings.

Artcore International and Hotel Elephant are pleased to present Artcore International 14, a four-day Arts Festival taking place this May, in SE1.

The first of an annual showcase of works created by its members, Artcore International 14 provides a unique opportunity to discover a wealth of talented practitioners currently working in London. Spread across two warehouses, Hotel Elephant’s non-traditional gallery spaces offers an alternative visitor experience, by enabling a vast range of work to exist together in one space.

Presented as a journey through the current Artistic practises of its members, the festival rubs Street Art and 3d Mapping, up against contemporary Painting and Photography, Kinetic Sculpture and Performance against Ceramics and Drawing.

During this four-day festival, visitors will be able to experience, the 15-foot fire-breathing dragon created by Paka The Uncredible alongside the satirical photography of Joe Giacomet. The eight-piece soul band Vibrations of Sound share the bill with the bass heavy break beats of Jason Warlock from the Rag and Bone label. Plus, established documentary filmmakers such as Jes Benstock, screening work beside upcoming makers of short fiction film, including Dan Moss.

Artcore International 14 includes work by Artists from groups such as, Mutoid Waste, Whitecross Street Party, Mad in England and Dotmasters.

There is Free Entry to the whole of the Artcore International 14 programme. 

SnapChat Exhibition

12th & 13th May 2014 

Seven artists have been talking. In a digital age of Facebook, texting, Snapchat, Instagram, Whatsapp, Twitter and more; talking has become a limitless multidimensional interaction. These seven 2nd year BA Photography students have been creating visual works and performances which push the boundaries of conversation.