How to Re-Establish a Vodka Empire

07.10.09
How to Re-Establish a Vodka Empire How to Re-Establish a Vodka Empire began with a story, a manuscript found in an attic that told the tale of Russian revolution and exile through Europe to Northern Ireland from the point of view of a young and romantic girl – director Dan Edelstyn’s Grandmother, Maroussia Zorokovich. Her words and vision prompted a documentary journey into Ukraine’s present and ...
Hilary Powell

07.10.09
Hilary Powell Hilary Powell is an artist whose imaginative and interdisciplinary practice is consistently engaged with the changing urban environment and its secret histories. She has made theatrical installations in derelict sites across Europe from a car ballet/concert on Amsterdam Docklands to projects in Berlin factories and empty London lidos.  Hilary has a PhD in Cultural Studies from Goldsmith’s College where she extended this investigation around ...
Laurie Hill

15.09.09
Laurie Hill APEngine spoke with Laurie Hill about his moving image work, including his award-winning film Photograph of Jesus, which explores the archive of Getty Images. Laurie Hill is a London-based artist. He studied Art at Chelsea College of Art and Design, London, and Animation at the Royal College of Art, London. Laurie was selected for Bloomberg New Contemporaries in 2007. In 2008, he was a Finalist ...
Photograph of Jesus by Laurie Hill

15.09.09
Photograph of Jesus, image courtesy of Getty Images Photograph of Jesus is Laurie Hill’s response to a challenge set by Getty Images, who invited filmmakers to create a piece utilising images from their Hulton Archive. Rather than set a rigid brief, the challenge offered key words and phrases as prompters to guide the filmmakers’ creativity. Examples of these prompters included ‘discover our past,’ ‘images that shape ...