As part of Architecture Week, public works will join the podium discussion following Optimistic Productions screening of 'The Games'. Wednesday the 20th of June at 7pm in the building Center, 26 Store Street, London WC1E 7BT
â€˜The Gamesâ€™. A 15 minute film by Hilary Powell involving the staging of a surreal alternative Olympics. Produced by Dan Edelstyn and Optimistic Productions with support with the Office for Subversive Architecture and co-commissioned by Urbis.
Hilary Powell is an artist and partner with Dan Edelstyn in the film company Optimistic Productions. (www.optimisticproductions.co.uk). â€˜The Games â€˜ is an example of the hybrid practice they are developing fusing documentary, urban debate and event based art practices. Optimistic Productions are consistently working in this arena having produced a series of channel four three minute wonders called â€˜ Subverting the Cityâ€™ and a documentary on a recycled tube carriage development in Shoreditch where they are now based. They are continuing their work with the Olympics through an extended documentary called â€˜ The Ghosts of the Gamesâ€™ exploring the stories of the sites they passed through during the making of â€˜The Gamesâ€™. This led to their recent collaboration with Andreas Lang of Public Works on an ad hoc tour of the Olympic area.