World Peace Day has been gaining momentum since the United Nations first observed it in 1981, and Loco is delighted to be involved with the cause. Today, a collection of artist films commissioned by PUMA.Peace
for the films4peace
project are being gifted to the world as tools for peace. Chris McKeeman, Loco’s executive producer has worked closely with production manager Fiona Fletcher and provided advice to some of the artists as they produced their films at locations around the world. Loco editor, Jon Davey collated the media and worked with the team at Shooting People to provide the film credits and a range of media formats.
“It has been fascinating to see how each of these fine artists has responded to the theme of peace and to have provided some of them with a little technical help here and there,” comments Chris, “working with such renowned artists has been a privilege."
Chief Curator at PUMA.Creative
, Mark Coetzee, has invited 21 artists to create 17 new works which are being screened
at galleries and institutions around the world today and on Channel 4 in the UK. The short films range from experimental and performance works to tranquil and conceptual pieces.
Mark summarises the ethos of the project, “Artists confront us with the challenges of our time.
films4peace are both disturbing and inspiring, responsive to the reality of our time but they also ask us to be responsible for our actions. PUMA.Peace wishes to contribute to making the world a better place. A world that is safer, more peaceful and more creative. We are honoured that so many high profile cultural and educational institutions and online partners have joined us in this important initiative.”
Filmmakers for films4peace 2012 include:
Janet Biggs (USA)
Ergin Çavuşoğlu (Bulgaria)
Gregory Crewdson and Costanza Theodoli-Braschi (USA and UK)
Yang Fudong (China)
Isaac Julien (UK)
Peterson Kamwathi (Kenya)
Nandipha Mntambo (Swaziland)
Michael Nyman (UK)
Levi van Veluw (Netherlands)
Hank Willis Thomas and Terence Nance (USA)
Magali Charrier (France)
Tom Gran and Kayleigh Gibbons (UK)
Max Hattler (Germany)
Joe Lawlor and Christine Molloy (Ireland)
Noriko Okaku (Japan)
Jacco Olivier (Netherlands)
Bill Porter (UK)
For more information about screening locations, click here
. To view and download the films, visit the films4peace website.