The four Fitzrovia/UCL videos

April Showers, Ripples and Whose Fitzrovia? were made possible through a Leverhulme Trust artist-in-residence grant at UCL’s School of Slavonic and East European Studies in 2010.

April Showers Digital video, 2011, 43 mins

A movie exploring the everyday life of a London student guerilla group who call themselves Immediate Global Justice. Revolutionary rhetoric is mixed with boredom and house chores. Interviews with scholars question the motivation and the exact nature of the group’s activities.

Ripples Digital video, 2011, 45 mins

A movie entirely shot within 1 square mile of the BT telecommunication tower, which explores the tower and the surrounding area from different perspectives: the quotidian comings and goings, the local architecture, the changing of the seasons, urban redevelopment, a tarot reading, an account of local history, macroeconomic and metropolitan processes, critical geopolitics, a mantra chant and elements of science fiction. It counterposes London’s BT tower with Belgrade’s Avala tower to explore our fascination with these structures, their military and civilian use as well as the imaginary space they create, be it national, psychological or as a local landmark.

Whose Fitzrovia? - interview with Anna Minton? Digital video, 2011, 8.13 min

Interview on Business Improvement Districts with Anna Minton, author of “Ground Control: Fear and Happiness in the Twenty-First Century City”.

Whose Fitzrovia? Digital video, 2011, 4.19 min

A video outlining the progress of the Fitzrovia BID.