The pioneering London filmmaker Ruth Hogben is Director of Fashion Film at SHOWstudio and will be speaking at Dazed Live about her collaborations with Gareth Pugh and the resulting, inimitable visual style of her unique films. She has created iconic fashion films with Matthew Stone and Dazed’s own Katie Shillingford, not to mention her work with Nick Knight and Alexander McQueen and will be delving behind the scenes of her creative process, with a host of special guests, exclusively for Dazed Live. With only days to go before the East London festival, Dazed took Hogben's pulse...
Dazed Digital: Can you please introduce the topic of your talk?
Ruth Hogben: Fashion film, the Spring Summer 2011 season and Gareth Pugh.
DD: In the broadest sense, what inspires you about working with DIY and Digital ethos of today?
Ruth Hogben: Freedom. It means I can work on my own when editing without having six people around me. Depending on the project, I can shoot with one camera and operate it on my own. It means the whole medium is accessible to all.
DD: With your work, what would you say are some hidden or unusual inspirations?
Ruth Hogben: My Dad. He is bonkers and very inspiring. He has spent his life doing what he wants, not what society tells him.
DD: What music acts are you looking forward to seeing?
Ruth Hogben: Gang Gang Dance, I would love to edit to their music.
DD: What future projects do you have coming up?
Ruth Hogben: I’m not sure yet. I would like to do more editorial work and maybe something on location as I haven't done that yet!
Ruth Hogben appears at Dazed Live on Saturday April 9, 2011. The festival takes place at several locations in and around Shoreditch and is presented in partnership with Levi's and Absolut Vodka. Find out more about the Dazed Live HERE and buy your tickets HERE
Dazed Live, in collaboration with the Japan Society Tohoku Earthquake Relief Fund, will donate 15% of ticket sales from the festival to help care for the survivors and to help rebuild the affected areas