City as Studio: Moving Image is Modern Art Oxford’s second annual project with schools, focusing on exploring the city through digital moving image.
Led by artist Kate Mahony, students from Oxford Spires Academy, Cheney School, Oxford Sixth Form College and City College worked in groups to create short art films which look beyond surface impressions of Oxford to portray experiences of real life in the city streets.
A-level student Phoebe, who took part in the project, reflected; “It was such a good opportunity for us to work alongside Modern Art Oxford and take time to really explore the alternative aesthetic of the city through the eyes of young contemporaries like us .. We had lessons with Modern Art Oxford teaching us the ways of filming and editing, along with musical input, to help prepare for our final film … The process was challenging but lots of fun!”
We are thrilled to share the student’s finished film shorts in the below video showreel.
Read more about City as Studio: Moving Image here.
Activating our Archives: ‘catching’ memories with the local community
Modern Art Oxford’s Activating Our Archives project involved local people creating an online archive of imagery to represent Oxford’s different community groups. Inspired by the concurrent exhibition by Lebanese artist Akram Zaatari and led by local artist Sunil Shah, 18 project participants met weekly to share memories and imagery from their heritage and everyday lives. These were then collected and shared online via social media and in a remarkable digital archive. Learn more: