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Action! Image! Exchange! *

The other thing happening in Clapham Junction this weekend apart from my surgery (well, tonight) is the finale of Offret, the EU funded ‘process-based, community-focused project’ that I commented on last month.

Apparently it is

the culmination of the project will be an artistic intervention on the building that has been affected by arson, a video-collage of the different visions, as a collective memory to be projected in the night of 11/11/11.

Considering the complexity of the events, the aim is to gather multiple perspectives: from the affected community, business owners, rioters, their families, police officers.

The project hopes to provide a communal experience for participants, local community, festival visitors and general public. It will discuss the self-determination of society and its capacity to regenerate itself. By bringing people together for discussing an unwanted act of violence we hope to empower and inspire people into believing that they can also shape the future of their cities and society.

I’m still nervous about exactly what they will be projecting onto the Party Superstore, but also a little curious about how it will work.

The projection is from 6pm until 8pm tonight, at Clapham Junction and online.


* A prize for the first person to correctly identify the reference in the title. Judge’s decision is final. Terms and conditions apply.

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    • Indeed, from ‘Vic Reeves Big Night Out’ in the 90s.

      I couldn’t actually tell what they were projecting. I don’t think it was scenes from the riots (although they did have sounds from them) but because of the uneven surface the picture wasn’t clear.

      And how do you get your prize? That’s assuming you’ve not breached any of the terms and conditions.