As part of a MediaSHED initiative, Manu Luksch co-led workshops at FreqOUT!, Vital Regeneration’s innovative London based community education programme for young people which originated in Westminster. It explores the artistic and educational potential of wireless technology to engage socially excluded young people living in the 20% most deprived areas of the UK.
Here you can watch the workshop films online:
SWITCHIN' is the story of an extra-terrestial robot, which on arrival on planet Earth, encounters a group of teenagers. Soon, things start to go wrong...
We experience the story mostly from the point of view of the alien, filmed by use of wireless CCTV. This not only creates the look of the 'mechanical eyes' but also allowed for flight sequences with a camera attached to mediashed's spy kite.
-> link to making of photos by Kuba Nowak
a Vital Regeneration - MediaShed film as part of FirstLightMovies
Written and Directed by Ibrahim Abdi, Ismail Abdi, Michael Adekunle, Tosin Badmus, Tyrell Paul Fisher, Jordan Hinkson Clarke, Omar Palmer Lopez, Joel Ramphael, Rierna Walters
Peer Mentors: Conrad Daly, Ashleen Diver
FreqOUT! Project Manager: Jenny Irish
MediaShed Coordinator: Richard Wright
Lead Artists: Stuart Bowditch, Manu Luksch;
Guest Editor: Lucy Williams; Guest Online Distribution Specialist: Adnan Hanzi
With thanks to....The Beethoven Centre, Queens Park New Media Centre, The Roundhouse Studios
Supported by the Lottery through the UK Film Council's First Light Movies initative.