1. Rain Room at the Barbican, 2012


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    • Rain Room at the Barbican


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      For more information, visit barbican.org.uk or www.random-international.com Music by Max Richter Filming by Gramafilm

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      • Skydweller


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        Skydweller is a portrait of London as seen from the top of Cromwell Tower, one of the three residential towers in the Barbican Estate. This film combines over 5,000 photographs taken from the top of the tower with specially composed music by Tom Rosenthal and poetry by Paul Haworth. Haworth, an artist working in rap, fiction, poetry and performance said "whenever one looks at great cities from high up, it is a beautiful and threatening proposition. Watching this footage, I was fascinated by how wild London appeared. It feels like an entirely economic landscape and yet there is still so much romance in it. Up in the sky, you are always imagining what is going on down there." With many thanks to the Likierman-Hale family for allowing us to film from their apartment in Cromwell Tower. -------------------------- Words: skydweller this one’s for us about us there are no official observations but what about this in love first come those familiar shapes cranes every day different or the same come combat canopy crushed in love you are open coming to life come banksmen required what do you do what do you make the do make do make reasons out of no make-up you make no mistake I make it up as I go I make it up as I go I make it up master dominator cold, light and dark you are watching Nighthawks touch touch take off it’s like everywhere you go you come back come back, Philadelphia come back, Tallinn Doha Belfast Singapore Prague Beirut Tehran Hong Kong Dallas Dubai Vancouver come back come back and kiss kiss Lewisham or in East Ham where is that where’d you go sunrise lovers inside duvet covers for a couple days a week tops so the sheds the roomshares so what what’s left come canvas canopy corrupt in love you are open unfinished or out of focus arts and crafts a work in progress to remember your name my solitude waitress my acting emperor billed as infrastructure to open doors tender cables your face lights up and I’m faithful to every coconut holder to draw a moustache on every statue, bust incapable of grief and if there’s surface damage there’s a surface we’re skimming to money troubles those troubles are mine to troubles in love painted in lustre designed as an end elevation to a finishing touch what holds you up Paul Haworth (Lancaster, 1982) is an artist, working in rap, fiction, poetry and performance. He has written three novels, the Silk Handkerchiefs trilogy, published through TRUE TRUE TRUE. He works at the Barbican Centre as a Host.

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        • London International Animation Festival


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          Screening the best new animations from around the world - Thu 25 Oct - Sun 4 Nov. The UK’s largest festival of its kind, LIAF screens the best, new animation from around the world. Over 250 films are featured (mostly British premieres), including new Japanese animation, a Klasky Csupo pilots collection and animated documentaries as well as special guests, Q&As, industry events and workshops. http://www.barbican.org.uk/film/series.asp?id=1124&show=listing

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          • The Pedway: Elevating London (Documentary)


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            The Pedway: Elevating London is a documentary on the post-war redevelopment in the City of London - focusing on the attempt to build an ambitious network of elevated walkways through the city. Featuring interviews with professor of town planning Michael Hebbert (UCL), architecture critic Jonathan Glancey, city planning officer Peter Wynne Rees and writer Nicholas Rudd-Jones (Pathways), the film explores why the 'Pedway' scheme was unsuccessful and captures the abandoned remains that, unknown to the public, still haunt the square mile. Planned & Constructed by Chris Bevan Lee www.elevatinglondon.co.uk - www.twitter.com/elevatinglondon (Part of the Barbican Urban Wandering - Film and the London Landscape season 2013 & Rotterdam Architecture Festival 2013) Music from the film (minus Philip Glass) can be heard at http://goo.gl/gTycsN & http://goo.gl/gtETRX Read the article that inspired the film - The City of London Walkway Experiment by Michael Hebbert http://goo.gl/EB8yjq Fair use is codified at Section 107 of the Copyright Act. Under the fair use doctrine, it is not an infringement to use the copyrighted works of another in some circumstances, such as for commentary, criticism, news reporting, or educational use.

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            • Céleste Boursier-Mougenot at London's Barbican


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              Video footage of musician and artist Céleste Boursier-Mougenot's installation of electric guitars and zebra finches at London's Barbican Curve gallery, 23 February – 23 May 2010

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              • Together / A crowd-sourced animation installation


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                Contribute to the installation at www.drawntogether.org Together is a collaboration between Universal Everything and the audience, bringing together two fundamental parts of the studio's process: drawing and rule-based creation. The work explores the notion that every person conceives a unique response to the same challenge. A bespoke web app presents the audience with a limited shape and colour palette, encouraging them to create short animated loops in response - as simple as drawing on paper. The minimal toolset enables the audience to duplicate a frame, onion skin, trace over a guide frame, and erase or delete a frame. Audience-created contributions will be shown in a gallery of multiple works looping concurrently, creating a wall of individual animations that are a collective response to the aesthetics and rule-based limitations presented to them. This work continues the studio’s exploration into methods of generative design. Their role as artists is to define the instructional ‘seed’ which ‘grows’ infinite visual variations often using custom software, and now through the engagement with the public as creators of the outcome. The results are a compelling consequence of the unpredictability of the human touch, revealing the inventiveness and diversity with which we work with limited resources. The artwork launches with a collection of animations created by Universal Everything, which, over time, is mixed with audience contributions forming an ongoing dialogue between studio and public. Soundtrack by Simon Pyke / www.freefarm.co.uk https://soundcloud.com/freefarm/drawn-together

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                • Barbican - The year ahead


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                  Special season trailer to announce highlights from the forthcoming programme at the Barbican for 2013-14. Direction: Persistent Peril Producer (Barbican): Siddharth Khajuria Compositing: Garth Jones, Richard Gladman Music: Tom Rosenthal Photos: Lee Mawdsley, Siddharth Khajuria & Persistent Peril

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                  • Nowness I Rene Redzepi I Directors Cut


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                    Director: Emile Rafael Producer: Katie Dolan Production Company: Caviar Executive Producers: Sorcha Shepherd + Louise Gagen Director of Photography: Adam Scarth Editor: Phil Hignett @ MSE Color: Emile Rafael PA + DIT: Thomas Ralph Stedicam: Andrew Fletcher

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                    • Interview: Rem Koolhaas at OMA/Progress at the Barbican


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                      In the first of a series of movies filmed by Dezeen at the opening of OMA/Progress at the Barbican in London earlier this week, OMA co-founder Rem Koolhaas gives us a private tour of the show. Curated by Belgian collective Rotor, the exhibition documents the work of Rotterdam-based architecture firm OMA and its research arm AMO.

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