11 October 2021
This summer, Kettle’s Yard worked with a year 9 class from North Cambridge Academy to explore the Untitled: Art on the conditions of our time exhibition and produce a short film in response.
Through an open-call interview process, the students selected film-maker Luana Di Pasquale to co-produce the film with them. Luana led the students through the basics of film making and supported them to develop a clear vision of the story that they wanted to tell through their film.
The students began by meeting exhibition curator Paul Goodwin, who introduced the concepts and context behind Untitled: Art on the conditions of our time, and took them through the artists featured in the exhibition.
Next, the group took part in creative workshops led by Untitled artists Cedar Lewisohn and Harold Offeh, discovering their practices and testing out new ways of working. The students and Luana filmed each of these workshops, with a different cohort of students taking the creative lead for each filming opportunity. The final day of filming featured a visit to Kettle’s Yard, where the group explored the House, saw Untitled being installed, and met and interviewed artists NT and Phoebe Boswell.
Lastly, the group worked together with Luana to edit the film into a coherent narrative, weaving together the artists’ voices with their own responses to the exhibition and their thoughts on the conditions of our time.
Throughout the project, students reflected on their experiences and ideas in sketchbooks, enabling each of them to achieve a Bronze Arts Award, a nationally recognised qualification.
The finished film, Untitled: the students of our time, was screened in the Kettle’s Yard entrance area during the Untitled exhibition, and shared on our Untitled at Home webpage.
The film was also shared with teachers at a Teachers CPD event in September 2021, where teachers from across Cambridgeshire worked with Harold Offeh to explore the Untitled exhibition using all their senses and gather inspiration for their own creative and teaching practices.
This project was generously funded by the New Art Exchange audience development fund.
Images: Jonathan Stanley