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Film and Performance by Whitechapel Gallery Staff Artists

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    Photo: Everything In-Between: The Story of Ellipse (Justine Pearsall, 2010)

Past Event

This event was on 18 March | 2pm-6pm

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Public Gallery
Film and Performance by Whitechapel Gallery Staff Artists

18 March | 2pm-6pm | Free

Honouring a tradition both national and international within selective public and commercial galleries, we’re delighted to showcase the creative works across media of members of our own staff, those whose skills are normally encountered in their public-facing roles across the gallery.

Including professional artists, emerging and younger makers, this programme has three parts, moving from shorter moving image works (artist films, animation, digital experiments and more) through live performance to our closing feature-length documentary presentation.

Free to attend, we hope you will enjoy this wide-ranging programme. The schedule for each section will be available in print on the day.

Many thanks to Luke Gregory-Jones.

Programme Schedule

14.00 – Short Films
Artists taking part include: Tallulah de Castro Gray, Asa Desouza-Jones, Alejandra Gissler, Jade Nicklin, Elsie Plimmer, Agostino Quaranta, Francesca Scott-Sills, Allan Struthers (Cut-Through Collective), Beatrice Taylor-Searle, Katie Town and Charlie Usher

15.15 – Break

15.30 – Performance
Artists taking part include: Ega Real, Francesca Scott-Sills and Alice Thompson.

16.00 Everything In-Between: The Story of Ellipse (Justine Pearsall, 2010) 90 mins

Filmed over three years, from 2007 to 2010, and compiled from 371 hours of footage, Everything In-Between: The Story of Ellipse follows one of music’s most creative and inventive artists as she brought to life her most creative and inventive album at that point. Following the success of 2005’s Grammy-nominated album Speak For Yourself, British musical phenomenon Imogen Heap decamped to Maui, Hawaii in Spring 2007 to start writing her third solo album. With only a video camera for company, she began recording her adventures, thoughts and song ideas, and when she returned to the UK nine weeks later found that she had not only the start of an album, but the beginnings of a captivating film about its making.

She invited friend and film maker Justine Pearsall to continue documenting everything that followed: from her return to live in the house where she grew up; building a state of the art studio in her childhood playroom; the evolution of the songs; the excitement of recording a myriad of bizarre sounds and noises, to the tears, frustration and late nights trying to piece them together into the magical songs she hears in her head, and from the isolation of her studio to the frantic activity of video shoots, appearing on live TV and rehearsing for the accompanying tour, every inch of Ellipse is here. Including interviews with the people who know her best and a disarmingly candid running commentary from Imogen herself. Everything In-Between is part making of, part intimate diary confessional. A rare, inspiring and intimate insight into the life and times of a breathtaking album and a truly unique and exceptional artist.