In a new collaborative project with students from the Fashion Promotion & Communication course at the iconic fashion and art institution, Dazed’s global platform Satellite Voices presents a new series of locally inspired films responding to contemporary global culture.
Satellite Voices has always been about supporting the very best of emerging creative talent from around the world and we're partnering with students from the Fashion Promotion & Communication course at the iconic fashion and art institution Central Saint Martins to create a series of innovative video messages that defines and communicates locality.
The eight films are taking the universal themes of the mixtape to create personal, political and social comments that are comprehensible in any language. Films within a fashion and style context that can reach out to a digitally united global audience.
From Central Saint Martins and London, the videos will travel the world, like a message in a bottle, calling out to up-and-coming creatives from different global partner colleges to respond with their own films.
Supporting this project, filmmaker Edward Webb–Ingall recently ran the first workshop for Central Saint Martins students, who are the initial catalysts for the project creating the first films.
This workshop explored different methods of using a camera, using movement and exercises that will feed into and be referenced in the finished films. The themes of Exquisite Corpse, Mixtapes and Message In A Bottle fuel an inspiring all-and-response project.
The workshop also saw the acclaimed director Kathryn Ferguson talk about her career and fashion film with an eye on the new feminism in fashion. "Fashion photography was mostly male dominated. Women shooting women adds an interesting aspect to the new genre of fashion film," said Ferguson.
Another fashion film vanguard, Ruth Hogben, was also at the workshop, discussing her work as Nick Knight's assistant alongside her own visionary fashion film output celebrating women, desires and fantasy, "During the process of editing I felt that film is the place for me, I just love that zone," explained Hogben.
Check back as we introduce the student filmmakers over the forthcoming weeks as well as the launch of the exclusive Central Saint Martins film series on Satellite Voices.
Text by Alexandra Plesner
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