Tsu – 2011 – 9 Minutes
16mm Colour Film | 35mm Slides | Score by Matthew de Kersaint Giraudeau

Comissioned by Creative Partnerships

 

TSU is the product of a residency at Wheatley Hill Primary School. The schools basis for learning is an innovative child lead programme, whereby the children create a story at the beginning of the year that acts as a narrative string through which all aspects of the empirical curriculum are delivered. Making all subjects interwoven and relevant to each other. This affords a feeling of ownership and leaving all learnt, open tangible and easily applicable to changing scenarios. After working with all 6 years Ben combined aspects of each classes narrative with prose poems made during his stay to create the following Film. The still images are 35mm Slides found in the back lanes and pre demolition buildings of Newcastle Upon Tyne over the last 10 years. The film was shot on Fuji Super16mm in the School and off site at a Derelict Magnesium processing factory on the east coast.

A future spoken in past tense by an omniscient narrator, plays out over a re-imagined history told through disparate images collected in the aftermath of a Tsunami.