From Left to Night is an experimental film production through which a number of seemingly unconnected players, places, events, subjects and histories meet. It involves five people, three locations, and the different subjects and forms of knowledge that they bring with them.
These range from urban tensions – such as unresolved histories of the 2011 London riots – to new feminist and racial theories, music videos, 1960s idealist architecture and the personal ways in which each of the protagonists relate to these. Material gathered in a concentrated two-day shoot will be brought together in a film installation specially conceived for The Showroom.
Through carefully orchestrated scenarios van Oldenborgh creates situations where these elements collide and trigger new articulations and sparks of logic; generating the ‘script’ with the full involvement of the players, as filming unfolds.
As with the artist’s previous works, the film explores social dynamics and behaviours, the governing systems and architectures which provoke and reinforce these, and the voice and language of the individual amidst them. In so doing van Oldenborgh reveals a reality often hidden from view in the public realm, in an attempt to understand familiar stories in a new way.
Source: The Showroom London
3 Minute preview From Left to Night:
Denise Ferreira Da Silva writes about and researches violence and ethical issues of the global present, using tools from critical legal theory as well as feminist, racial and postcolonial theorising.
Dean Burke is known in the music scene as Owls and lives locally to The Showroom.
Mehrak Golestan researches hip hop pedagogy in his Masters studies at SOAS and is known as the hip hop artist Reveal. He lives locally to The Showroom.
Wanderley Moreira Dos Santos trains as a psychodynamic psychotherapist at Tavistock Centre and researches race relations in Brazil through cultural forms such as breakdance and hip hop.
Louise Shelley works with various collectives, generating communal knowledge through art practice. She works at The Showroom as the Collaborative Projects Curator.
Romeo K. Gambier is a hip hop DJ, known in the Dutch scene as Mixmaster Fader, he has appeared in various of van Oldenborgh’s works since 2005.
Paddington Green Police Station is where UK terror suspects are detained and questioned.
Joe Strummer Subway runs between Edgware Road underground station and Paddington Green Police Station.
Subway Gallery, conceived by artist Robert Gordon McHarg III, is situated in a 1960s kiosk.
Red Bus Recording Studio is a local recording studio whose fame dates back to the early 1980s when Duran Duran recorded ‘Girls on Film’ there.
From Left To Night, 2015 was produced in association with How to work together, organised by The Showroom, Chisenhale Gallery and Studio Voltaire. With generous support of the Arts Council England, Bloomberg, Jerwood Charitable Foundation and the How to work together Artist Commissions Production Fund, The Mondriaan Fund and The Embassy of the Netherlands.