Fine Art Research Events Spring Term 2013
5-7pm, BWC 102
Andrea Luka Zimmerman presents Estate: a reverie, an artist’s film, song cycle and installation to be created and performed by the disappearing community of the Haggerston Estate, East London. It is the final and most ambitious project in a trilogy of collaborative works on the estate led by artist resident Andrea Luka Zimmerman, working closely with architectural researcher and writer David Roberts, following the public art/photo-installation i am here (with Lasse Johansson and Tristan Fenell) and the artists’ book Estate (Myrdle Court Press, with Lasse Johansson, Paul Hallam, Cristina Cerully, Victor Buchli), both of which have gained international acclaim.
Andrea Luka Zimmerman has been making films since 1998, originally as part of a film collective called Vision Machine, which worked predominately in Indonesia exploring the impact of Globalisation and working directly with plantation workers. Her non fiction feature essay Prisoner of War, investigates US militarism and foreign policy through a character study of one of its most enduring rogue agents. She has just completed Taskafa: stories from the streets, a film about resistance and co-existence told through the lives of street dogs in Istanbul. Estate, a reverie, is an essay film made in collaboration with the residents of the about to be demolished housing estate in Haggerston, Hackney, where she also lives.
Andrea is Associate Lecturer at Central St. Martins College of Art and Design, and Wimbeldon College of Art [University of the Arts London]. She teaches cinematography on the MA Documentary Practice at Brunel University.
Fugitive Images: Fugitive Images are Andrea Luka Zimmerman, Lasse Johansson and David Roberts. Fugitive Images platform grew out of a desire to capture the peculiar moment of the place where they live and work immediately prior to it being demolished. Haggerston Estate is suspended somewhere between it first being occupied in the 1930’s and imminent demolition in 2009 (second phase of demoloition is in 2013), a place in transformation, in wait.