Vision to Vision is set to consider ideas of perception; from our physical and emotional experience

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Factory Finale: Thrilling VISION to VISION Exhibition to Screen at The Gallery, Tyneside Cinema

Tyneside Cinema will bring down the curtain on a thrilling season of moving images and visual art when it welcomes Vision to Vision to its screens this month.

The Factory set up and hosted by Tyneside Cinema to develop young people’s creativity, will present two short films made by participants in the free arts project on March 31st until April 3rd.

Vision to Vision is set to consider ideas of perception; from our physical and emotional experience of ‘Time’ to questions about how we frame and manipulate reality through social media.

The films were developed in response to a four-week collaboration with the Tyneside Cinema’s Artists-in-Residents Larry Achiampong and David Blandy, and the group considered ideas around ‘the future’.

The films produced are based on two quotes ‘Life is a series of relentless moments; there will always be the past, present and future’ and ‘Is life better seen with my own two eyes or through a frame…?’.

The current talented crop of participants involved in the project hail from Tyneside and are aged between 14-19 year’s old. The Factory has been set up to work with young individuals who have varying degrees of experience in the industry, but have all shown signs of promise and a desire to further their exploration of this creative industry.

Jennifer Busaing, aged 15, from Grainger Park, said: “Being part of The Factory has been good for helping me see art in a different way. Before I was involved in the project, my idea of art was concentrated on painting, drawing, and collage, but when you come here you get to see art on a bigger scale, which is a good thing!”

Meanwhile, fellow young film maker Marc Gutierrez, aged 16, from Fenham, said: “In the past I’ve made a few short films, but through the Factory I’ve learnt new methods of recording and editing, which has helped me develop my skills and interests even further.”

At The Factory participants can meet and collaborate with like-minded young people and professional artists.

They experiment in mediums including moving image, visual art, photography, sound and animation and they’re allowed to develop themselves as an artist. The Factory also helps the young people involved in the project work towards an Arts Award – a national qualification that develops creativity and leadership skills and can count towards entry to College or University.

Speaking ahead of the grand finale, Lead Moving Image Artist, Taryn Edmonds, added: “This season of The Factory has been exciting and has seen the group collaborating with professional artists as well as developing their body of work for exhibition.

“This experience combined with the unique creative drive of each of The Factory participants has shaped the content of this final exhibition, which shows brilliant imagination and a real dedication to the development of their own practice. I’m excited to see what they all go on to produce next!”

“Working with the Tyneside Cinema’s Artists-in-Residents has been a great opportunity for the participants to experience new ways of creating art using media that they relate to such as computer games, as well as make contact with professional artists working at a high level.”

Taryn’s work as Lead Moving Image Artist sees her create and deliver high quality, inspirational moving image based activities for children and young people aged 8-24 years as part of Tyneside Cinema’s Learning and Participation programme. The aim of this is to inspire, nurture and develop talent for the future.

The Factory is Tyneside Cinema’s programme for young people aged between 14-19 years old and has been described as a place for young people to learn about moving image, and develop their creative skills and artistic expression.

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Jane Crosby .

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