Open Bridges Film at Nottingham Film Festival

Thanks to everyone who voted for the Open Bridges film trailer. We are very pleased to say it has now been selected from over 1,000 submissions from around the world, and will be shown at the 2018 Bulwell Arts Festival on Sunday 8th July where the overall winners will be chosen. It’s open to the public, if you’d like to go you are welcome…

Open Bridges

Thanks to everyone who voted for the Open Bridges film trailer. We are very pleased to say it has now been selected from over 1,000 submissions from around the world, and will be shown at the 2018 Bulwell Arts Festival on Sunday 8th July where the overall winners will be chosen. It’s open to the public, if you’d like to go you are welcome. The Open Bridges film will be shown in the final selection of films, 7 pm til 8 pm.
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Judges Notes:
 
A beautiful short film combining night shots with atmospheric music.
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The film, produced for Open Bridges by Humber Film is a multi-camera aural and musical documentary showing how Open Bridges made history when for the first time all 13 bridges over the River Hull raised, swung and closed simultaneously during Hull City of Culture’s Freedom Season. Historic vessels sailed down the river, met by 21st…

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Summer Solstice Musique Concrete

Thanks to everyone involved in the Open Bridges music & film in Beverley Art Gallery last night. I heard it described as ‘a match made in heaven’ with a lovely audience of public, filmmakers, friends of the gallery and of the historic and modern vessels. More at the link…

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Dex smallThank you to everybody who came to the live quadraphonic performance of the Open Bridges music – ‘Moments in Time’ – by the composer John Stead to accompany the Open Bridges film at Beverley Art Gallery on the Summer Solstice 2018.

We were delighted to welcome Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant for the East Riding of Yorkshire to the evening. The acoustics and atmosphere in the beautiful gallery were just right – and together with a glass of wine made for lovely gathering.

The Open Bridges film was made by 16 film makers from Humber Film Creative Community, filmed at every bridge over the river, and from the bow of the historic barge MV Syntan during the Open Bridges journey on the autumn equinox. It was edited by Phillip Codd is showing at the gallery in Beverley Treasure House from May until July 3rd. Last night’s event was a chance to…

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Open Bridges Summer Solstice ‘Moments in Time’ Live Performance

Friends, would you like to come to the special summer solstice live performance of the Open Bridges music? It’s a quadraphonic 20 minute performance of the musique concrete soundtrack by the composer John Stead to accompany the film at Beverley Treasure House and Art Gallery, East Yorkshire, Thursday, 21 June, at 6.30 pm for 7.00 pm start. It will be over before 8pm. It’s an informal occasion, to gather and enjoy the music in the gallery space – and a chance to hear the musique concrete which accompanies the beautiful Open Bridges film, very different and atmospheric. Free entry, but it would be helpful if you’d let us know if you’d like to come.

More info about what to expect here:https://openbridgeshull.com/2018/06/12/open-bridges-summer-solstice-moments-in-time-live-performance/

Rich & Lou Duffy-Howard

Open Bridges

There will be a live quadraphonic performance of the Open Bridges music – ‘Moments in Time’ – by the composer John Stead to accompany the Open Bridges film at Beverley Treasure House and Art Gallery, East Riding of Yorkshire, on Thursday, 21 June, at 6.30 pm for 7.00 pm start. The event will be finished by 8 o’clock and is free of charge. It is an informal occasion, just to gather and enjoy the music in the gallery space.

BAFTA winning composer John Stead will diffuse the especially commissioned musique concrete work – recorded using natural sounds to form a montage – to accompany the film, which has been showing in Beverley Art Gallery this month. John recorded and included sounds from the River Hull’s journey from Beverley to Hull, including the sounds of the bridges moving.

Open Bridges copyright Richard Duffy-Howard Composer John Stead recording North Bridge for Open Bridges photograph by Richard Duffy-Howard

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‘Stunning’ Open Bridges film showcase at Beverley Art Gallery

Very pleased that the Open Bridges film with musique concrete soundtrack will be screened at Beverley Art Gallery (in the Beverley Treasure House) from tomorrow. If you call into the gallery you can see it – and a whole galleryful of art – free of charge, normal opening times, late opening til 8pm Tues and Thurs.

Here’s the trailer:

Find out more at the link…

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Press release from East Riding of Yorkshire Council issued on behalf of Open Bridges: ‘Stunning’ Open Bridges film showcase at Beverley Art Gallery

A ‘stunning and unique’ film documenting the day Hull was split in two by the Open Bridges project will be screened in the Art Gallery at Beverley’s Treasure House this month.

The 20-minute film, which is free to view and open to the public in normal gallery hours, will be on continuous loop from Thursday, May 10th until mid-June as part of a new display.

Produced for Open Bridges by Humber Film, the film is a multi-camera aural and musical documentary showing how all 13 of Hull’s bridges were raised, swung or closed simultaneously for the first time at 20:17 hours on the autumnal equinox 2017, splitting the city in two during Hull City of Culture’s Freedom Season.

The project was a logistical and artistic…

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Open Bridges Exhibition Notes #1

Photos and observations from our day at the Open Bridges exhibition yesterday. There’s been a lot of questions about the “Engines and Insects” art photography part of the exhibition. The images follow the photographer Horst P Horst who first published the technique in Patterns from Nature in 1946. Rich created them digitally using basic darkroom techniques, not an app – the pictures are as hand made as they can be!

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We’ve had many visitors to the Open Bridges exhibition at Scale Lane Bridge and many fascinating conversations with local people who’ve worked the river for years as well as  visitors from out of town. One of the recurring themes is the importance and the beauty of the river Hull from different perspectives such as “it’s special because it’s untouched and industrial” to “why do we name our city after a river we care so little about?” One of the team members who closed Myton Bridge to traffic on the Open Bridges night visited and said he’d met people on Myton when the city split in two who spoke emotionally of the importance and meaning the event had for them.

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There’s been a lot of questions about the “Engines and Insects” art photography part of the exhibition. The images follow the photographer Horst P Horst who first published the technique in…

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Open Bridges Exhibition Extended to Saturdays in February

Due to popular demand the Open Bridges exhibition inside Hull’s Scale Lane Bridge is extended to Saturdays during February (3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th) 11.00 am to 3.00 pm. Free entry. All welcome, come and have a look round, we’ll be there.

Open Bridges

Due to popular demand the Open Bridges exhibition at Scale Lane Bridge is extended to Saturdays during February (3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th) 11.00 am to 3.00 pm. Free entry. All welcome, come and have a look round.
Scale Lane Bridge
The exhibition covers all elements of Open Bridges and art photography exhibition of Open Bridges images inspired by Horst P Horst Patterns From Nature – ‘Engines and Insects’. 
Open Bridges made history when for the first time all 13 of the bridges over the River Hull raised, swung or closed simultaneously splitting the city of Hull in two at 20:17 hours on 22nd September 2017 during Hull City of Culture’s Freedom Season.
The idea of Rich & Lou Duffy-Howard, Open Bridges was a logistical first and was the culmination of 18 months of meticulous planning and preparation. Delivered by an all Hull based team to manage the different elements, Open Bridges…

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