Sensing Cities Ep. 7: a conversation with Olivia Bellas of ScreenDeep

Image courtesy of Olivia Bellas

Image courtesy of Olivia Bellas

Episode 7 finds us in Limehouse, East London discussing with Olivia Bellas, founder of ScreenDeep, a collective aiming to reanimate urban spaces in creative and imaginative ways by inviting audience participation. What drew me to Olivia’s work was an audiowalk she has designed for Limehouse Town Hall, which is the second of a series of site specific projects entitled Memento.  The chat touches upon the importance of being in the space when exploring, discovering and narrating the hidden stories tied to it, her engagement with writing, film and sound, East London and the Docklands as well as her references and processes for the Memento: Limehouse Town Hall project.

The show will be broadcast on Tuesday 10th of September 2013 at 7:30pm to 8pm @ Resonance FM.

*You can experience the Limehouse Town Hall Project, during the  Open House Weekend (Sat 20th – Sun 21st of Sept):

– Limehouse Town Hall is located at 646 Commercial Road, closest station: Limehouse DLR
– Entry on Sat 20th and Sun 21st September for Open House Weekend is free
– Weekend includes open studios plus audio walk and no pre-booking is needed

About Olivia Bellas

Olivia Bellas is a multi-skilled creative practitioner with over ten years experience and broad knowledge of combined arts including theatre, installations, moving image art. She set up ScreenDeep, a home for a collective of artists specifically interested in developing site specific audio visual works.  She works as Creative Producer, Writer, Director and the most recent commission has been a soundpiece for Museum of London.  She is also director of The Original Ranch, a cultural consultancy which plans, fundraises, manages and evaluates projects and develops arts organisations. She is on the board for Alpha-ville – which explores the intersection between arts, technology and society.

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