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What's Your Point of View?

As part of a collaboration between Turner Contemporary and Olby’s Creative Hub, we are pleased to share the video ‘What’s Your Point of View?’ which has been created by local residents, in celebration of the Isle of Thanet.

The resulting video opens with a rousing orchestral piece (composed by Bernie Cottrell), and an arrow featuring interesting visitor attractions and quotes from Thanet residents who were asked to reflect on the question “what does Thanet mean to you?” (arrow created by Ivan Clague). The video continues to reveal stop motion animation (created, filmed & edited by Trix Newham) that incorporates the iconic Turner Contemporary building, utilising its abstract form to create stand-out arrow motifs that feature throughout the video (arrow artworks created by Amy Filmer).  The film was directed by Trix Newham with camera operator Amy Filmer, sound engineer Bernie Cottrell, and lighting and editing Ivan Clague.

This two-minute video saw four local people work with Olby’s Creative Hub, using their specialist studios, to develop a creative and unique film that showcases life in Thanet’s wonderful towns. Over the course of 8 weeks, the group planned, interviewed, filmed and edited the video, travelling across Thanet with the aim of celebrating the area in a creative and innovative way.

This production is part of England’s Creative Coast, a landmark project that connects the landscape and arts organisations across the South East coast. Led by Turner Contemporary and Visit Kent, England’s Creative Coast is a new outdoor cultural experience taking place from May until November 2021. This new cultural travel experience sees Cement Fields, Creative Folkestone, the De La Warr Pavilion, Hastings Contemporary, Metal, Towner Eastbourne and Turner Contemporary join forces for the first time to present ‘Waterfronts’ — seven outdoor art commissions by leading contemporary artists — and the world’s first ever art GeoTour.

All elements of the film: audio, video, animation and editing were created in partnership with Olby’s Creative Hub, with drone footage provided by Modus Films.

England’s Creative Coast is a landmark project that connects the landscape and arts organisations across the South East coast. Led by Turner Contemporary and Visit Kent, this new cultural travel experience sees Cement Fields, Creative Folkestone, the De La Warr Pavilion, Hastings Contemporary, Metal, Towner Eastbourne and Turner Contemporary join forces for the first time to present ‘Waterfronts’ — seven outdoor art commissions by leading contemporary artists — and the world’s first ever art GeoTour. The project launches on 1st May 2021 with Michael Rakowitz’s commission for Margate, with subsequent works by Andreas Angelidakis (Hastings), Holly Hendry (Bexhill-on-Sea), Pilar Quinteros (Folkestone), Mariana Castillo Deball (Eastbourne), Jasleen Kaur (Gravesend) and Katrina Palmer (Southend-on-Sea) through spring and summer, running until November 2021. For further information visit englandscreativecoast.com

England’s Creative Coast is led by Turner Contemporary and Visit Kent (Go To Places), funded by Arts Council England and Visit England as part of the Cultural Destinations programme and Discover England Fund, with support from the South East Local Enterprise Partnership (SELEP), East Sussex County Council, Kent County Council, Essex County Council, Visit Essex, Southend Borough Council, The Historic Dockyard Chatham and Southeastern.

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