We are delighted with the launch of the Open Bridges film and exhibition yesterday, thanks to the whole team! It was a packed house at Kardomah94 to see the film and then over to Scale Lane Bridge for the opening for the exhibition.
The Open Bridges film is made by Humber Film Creative Community and Octovision Media, filmed by 16 film makers who captured each bridge movement and from the MV Syntan as she sailed from Beverley to Hull on the night, edited by Phillip Codd and featuring a new musique concrète soundtrack by BAFTA winning composer John Stead.
To watch the film settle down in a comfy chair, turn the lights down & the volume up and soak it up, it’s an immersive experience. Here’s the trailer:
Open Bridges was the work of a terrific team. Our thank yous are in the credits at the end of the film, high fives to everyone.
The public exhibition opened inside Scale Lane Bridge and will be open again Saturdays in January (6th, 13th, 20th and 27th) and February (3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th) 11.00 am to 3.00 pm and will include a bridge swing. Keep an eye on the website for details and times. Thanks to Darren Edwards for the photos of the launch below.
Open Bridges Hull: For the first time in the city’s history all 13 of Hull’s bridges raised, swung or closed simultaneously splitting the city in two at 20:17 hours on the autumnal equinox 2017 during Hull City of Culture’s Freedom Season.
Open Bridges is an exploration of freedom, marking the vital role bridges play in our everyday lives with a river journey, the mustering of historic vessels representing three centuries and the world premiere of John Stead’s new work, Moments in Time.
Freedom or freedom withheld? Historically Hull, UK, has played a leading role in campaigns for social and political freedom. But the only way to truly understand something is to experience it…
Open Bridges is an independent Hull based project, concept and management by Rich & Lou Duffy-Howard