Collabor-8 Focus

Collabor-8 have yet again planned another fabulous event, presenting a movie night inspired by the current exhibition at Nottingham Contemporary.

Collabor-8 Focus

Collabor-8 Focus is a movie night that happens every other month, inspired by the current exhibition at Nottingham Contemporary, chosen by 15-25 year olds, aimed at other young people in this age bracket.

This month's film was Life of Pi, a story about the incredibly journey of survival undertaken by a young man, shipwrecked and orphaned, with the company of an adult Bengal Tiger. The film was expertly prefaced by a tour of the current exhibition – Simon Starling, turner prize winner. His wide variety of work explores scientific processes and journeys, it is easy to see why the young people at Collabor-8 chose this film to compliment the themes in the exhibition.

The night began with a tour, members of the group researched and organised the whole tour, taking us through the gallery and explaining different aspects of the work. This is a new way of giving young people access to the gallery, the members of Collabor-8 have been working on improving youth interpretation and experimenting with effective ways to communicate with young people on their own level.

Overall I have to say I was thoroughly impressed with the whole evening, we were made to feel very comfortable with plush bean bag chairs and snuggly rugs to lounge on, followed by free popcorn and a chance to chat more with the group members.

The next film night they have planned is for the 29th of July, a showing of Kinky Boots, giving yet another different perspective on the Simon Starling exhibition, personally, I can't wait!

Author

Meridith Dickin

Meridith Dickin Youth Network

An Arts Award Youth Network Associate from the East Midlands. A visual arts student.

Recent posts by this author

View more posts by Meridith Dickin

1 Comments

  • Bhavesh Jadva

    On 14 May 2016, 16:02 Bhavesh Jadva Voice Team commented:

    This sounds like such a great night! What a novel way of putting on a show that's more than just a film screening!

Post A Comment

You must be signed in to post a comment. Click here to sign in now

You might also like

Where are they now? with Emily Pieters

Where are they now? with Emily Pieters

by Arts Award on Voice

Read now