On 6 December our latest co-commission with Quays Culture Homage to the Rain will have its world premiere at Lightwaves festival at Salford Quays.
Homage to the Rain is an artist’s film to celebrate rain around the globe and explore how we react to it and how it changes our lives. The short film on a loop set to an original score will be created by filmmaker Antony Barkworth-Knight, musicians Rob Turner, Sam Healey, Conor Miller and digital strategist Rebecca Rae-Evans.
Trailer for Homage to the Rain
The group are currently asking people from all over the world to send in their videos shot on a mobile phone of rain. To have the opportunity to be part of Homage to the Rain, please complete the following form and send your video by wetransfer to Homagetotherain@gmail.com Alternatively, please email Homagetotherain@gmail.com and the team can send you a link to upload your file. For examples of content please visit the official Twitter, Instagram or join the Facebook group.
“We are reaching out to people all over the world to send in their videos shot on a mobile phone of rain,” explains Rebecca who has a long history of using social media to bring people and content together.
“Through the prism of the phenomena of rainfall we will see how people are living around the world in 2019; what are our homes like? What environments do we live in? Our clothes, our culture, our surrounding landscape, our way of life. How is this transformed when it rains?”
When all content has been collected, the artists will work together to create an immersive audio visual piece that looks at atmosphere and themes found in these global videos of the rain.
The artists hope to create a celebration of rain which also reflect the global community and where we are as people in the human race in 2019.
Screening: Friday 6 – Sunday 15 December 2019
Screening times: Monday – Friday 6 – 10pm & Saturday – Sunday 4 – 10pm. The film is shown on a continuous loop.
Venue: The Egg Space, MediaCityUK campus, University of Salford
Homage to the Rain will be a short film on a loop set to an original score. After the Lightwaves premiere, it will be released globally online, and an edition of the film will enter the University of Salford Art Collection.