Emily Wardill — Game Keepers Without Game
12 December 2009–20 February 2010

This winter Spacex will present a solo exhibition by London based British filmmaker Emily Wardill, one of the UK’s most exciting young artists, described by the Guardian as unafraid to ‘put her viewers between a rock and a hard place’.

With her new work, Game Keepers Without Game, Wardill presents a powerful and contemporary feature length movie that tackles difficult social issues without compromise.

The formal structure of the film is based on Pedro Calderón de la Barca’s Life is a Dream (La Vida es Suena) that was written in the 17th Century. The script for Wardill’s new work translates the story into contemporary London; depicting a child banished from the family home at an early age.

The work, which is set to a complex drumming sound track, comprises of still shots of objects that become characters; and a mixture of acted scenes where nothing and nobody touches.

Following its premiere at Spacex this new work will be screened at The Showroom, London. It will also be included in a major solo show at de appel, Amsterdam and at MOCA in Miami in December 2009.

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Wednesdays 5.30–7.30 pm
12–15yrs,  £3, booking essential.
Take the time and space to push your artistic boundaries and experiment with new materials and ideas. Members are currently working towards their Bronze Arts Award and have recently exhibited their work at The Picture House, Exeter.