The Wicker Film Centre
Project: Student Project creating conceptual artwork exploring the misuse of a derelict site in the city centre of Sheffield as well as coming up with an architectural design for regeneration of the site.
A response to the nature of disconnection associated with the Wicker area of Sheffield and the consequent distortion in perception by the rest of the city. The Wicker Studios proposes the medium of film and film making; an extensively involving process, as an engaging means of representation for the area. The scheme is a celebration of the current character of plurality manifesting in a series of unique components that plug into the site of the old Victoria Station to facilitate different activities of the filmmaking process. Moreover, the scheme aims to act as an institution that will unify the Wicker with the rest of the city by capturing the essence of the former station as a physical and metaphorical gateway to the rest of Sheffield.
The machine - The following is a short video intended to explore the initial conceptual drive behind the scheme in the early stages of design. The animation uses the narrative to get across ideas of disconnection associated with the wicker area generated as a result of there being a ring road dividing it from the rest of the city and the broader psychological impact this has.
the wicker studios - the above animation demonstrates how the finished scheme functions, as a continuation of the narrative employed in THE machine showing the different parts of the film- making process as they would occur on site.