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Sara Duffy P R O J E C T

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HERITAGE

Duke of York’s 100th Anniversary, Brighton’s bests loved cinema and also the longest surving cinema in the UK, as certified by the Cinema Theatres Association. Funding was given by the Heritage Lottery Fund to co-orinate year round vast amount of celebrations, screenings and an on-line virtual museum ww.dukeofyorkscinema.co.uk. The story recieved local and national interest broadcasting on South East Today, ITV Meridian, Daybreak (former GMTV), Sky, The Sunday Times, The Independent & The Guardian. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-11394754 (Left) Front cover of an eight page colour supplement in the Argus Newspaper (distribution of 30,000) that I wrote and co-edited. (Above & left) photographs I commisioned from renowned photographer Roger Bamaber for the press & media campaign.


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HERITAGE

100th Birthday Celebrations Public Open Party 25th September


House Garden 2010

An example of an archive film and site specifc project.

HERITAGE

For the second House Festival, part of Artists Open Houses in May 2010, CINECITY presented HOUSE-GARDEN in a garden shed at 46 Buller Road, Brighton. (Following a cinema in a living room, 2009) This screening welcomed in Spring with a selection of garden and flower-themed treasures from the archive, a different programme was screened over 4 weekends. Including BIRTH OF A FLOWER (Dir: Percy Smith. UK 1910. 6mins)


Cinecity

Cine-City formed in 2003, is a partnership with the Duke of York’s Picturehouse, Screen Archive South East and the University of Brighton.

F E S T I VA L S

Cine-City presents the annual Brighton Film Festival, the South Coast’s major celebration of cinema. We also deliver a year-round programme of screenings, including artists’ moving image work, exhibitions and special events in and around the city. I’ve managed special events from concept to delivery since 2008. I work with director(s) and curator(s) to programme and commission, often high profile, artists, acts and filmmakers. I plan and implement exhibition logistics, stage-manage events including private views, design, print and marketing. Formats for special events include opening night parties, live music gigs, on-line streaming, in conversations with film talent, industry panels, academic conferences, out-door screenings (Top Right) HEAVY LOAD 2008 (Bottom Right) NICK CAVE & JOHN HILLCOAT Live streamed Q&A at THE ROAD (2009).

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Inventorium

The Quay Brothers 2008

A RT E X H I B I T ION S

Central exhibition for Cinecity, THE QUAY BROTHERS 2008 Visionary and poetic cinema has established the Quays among the most respected and imitated of film-makers. Their highly stylised visual worlds are enigmatic and other-worldly, a landscape of bizarre fairy-tales and strange dreams. Caught between myth and nightmare, they take us to forgotten rooms and lost streets where we find oddly constructed puppets. I managed a mulii-staged exhibtion consisting of; DORMITORIUM, Film Décors of the Quay Brothers STREET OF CROCODILES and INSTITUTE BENJAMENTA. Every box is a carefully designed three-dimensional environment of mystery and imagination.EURYDICE – SHE, SO BELOVED combines an optical box with an anamorphic painting and a video projection. Inspired by the classical story of love and loss as Orpheus enters the underworld in an attempt to bring his deceased young bride, Eurydice, back to the world of the living, the installation is a collaboration between the Quays, choreographer Kim Brandstrup, the Royal Ballet’s Zenaida Yanowsky and the opera singer Simon Keenlyside.

(Top) DORMITORIUM by The Quay Broth. 2008 3D visualisation Scott Ramsay. (Below) Exhibtion guide on and essay bile paper By Sara Duffy and Studiotonne design


A RT E X H I B I T ION S

Inventorium

The Quay Brothers 2008

3D visualisation Scott Ramsay.


Inventorium

A RT E X H I B I T ION S

Polish Film Posters exhibtion, one of the 20th C most distinctive art foms. On discovering the Quays’ extensive personal collection of and a key influence in thier work, a series of eight were exhibtied alongside INVENTORIUM. Sallis Benney Cafe Gallery, 2008

The Quay Brothers 2008


Mark Lewis Cinecity central exhibition in 2009 MARK LEWIS.

A RT E X H I B I T ION S

Screening the Cinecity commission and world Premier of HENDON FC, the UK premeiere of A WINTER”S NIGHT SKATING - NATHAN PHHILLPS SQUARE previously premiered at the Venice Bieniale 2009. The exhibition was majorly sponsored by QED who showed the films on the highest quality projectors - HD8Ks. “Lewis’s work contemplates the problem of modernity, to the dilemma of its irretrievable pastness on the one hand and it’s continued centrality to it’s thought about art and politics on the other. In the choice of rear- projection resurrects an archaic technology that shares some attributes of the aesthetics of modernity” Laura Mulvey

HD films 2009


A RT E X H I B I T ION S

Art Junky

Phoenix Brighton is the largest studio space available to artists in the South East, as Exhibitons Co-odinator I assisted the Gallery & Marketing Managers to deliver six exhibitons a year. An important part of my role was audience development and raising awareness of the studios. A huge succes for Phoenix Brighton was ART JUNKY an indoor market I launched in January 2008. Based on the format of an earlier Artist’ Book market PRESS & RELEASE, Art Junky formed an crucial part of a new fundraising initiative, to to raise money for building renovations. Over fifty stalls holders sold art work and artefacts at affordable prices to the public, and saw 1000s of loyal and new visitors alike through it’s doors...

Artists’ Market 2007 - 2008


White Night/Nuit Blanche

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F E S T I VA L S

White Night is a concept started in Paris in 2002 and wholeheartedly embraced by England’s coolest coastal city, Brighton, in 2008. A literal translation of the French nuit blanche, meaning “up all night”, this is a festival quite unlike any other, using hours of the day most of us barely know exist. Each city interprets the rallying cry to “do something different” in its own special way and Brighton has responded passionately, stamping its own brand of irreverent, quirky humour on its White Night. Guardian 2009

(Left) 2009 FORTUNE FACTORY, the follow up to 2008’s NIGHT TIME FIXATIONS at Phoenix Brighton. A wild ecclectic series of night club, performance interventions and installation spaces for audiences to satisfy thier senses for FREE all night.


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Dive-in Movie 2009

F E S T I VA L S

For one night only – for Brighton & Hove City Council’s White Night – Cine-City turned the Prince Regent Swimming Pool into a Picturehouse and presented a ‘mix tape’ of swimming pool scenes complemented by archive footage charting the changing fortunes of some much loved Brighton swimming baths including SS Brighton and Black Rock. 500 people brought their costumes for a truly immersive film experience in the pool with a further 1500 viewing from dry land on the balcony. Swimming pools are a key, recurring location in the movies; everyone can recall a famous scene shot around a pool. These self-contained bodies of water promise both excitement and relaxation and form a powerful symbol; private pools can project wealth, privilege and a touch of Hollywood glamour. In the public municipal baths, in contrast, all human life is there.


Learning & Community

Book & The Rose Day

Tilting at Windmills 2009

The Book and The Rose is a City Council cultural celebration of England’s literary heritage and the flower associated with St George, located in the centre of the city on Jubilee Square & Street. Working with Workhaus Productions I produced a street of ‘Tilting Windmills’ and children’s activities inspired by Don Quixote.

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