AboutScreening of Wake Work and The Mirroring Cure by Charlotte Ginsborg followed by a discussion between the artists, Charlotte Ginsborg and Rose Kowalski and Michael Oades, director of atomikarchitecture, an architecture and interior design practice, based at 18 Shacklewell Lane.
Wake-Work is a 16mm film that explores what it means to work. Its subject matter is one building, 18 Shacklewell Lane, a converted warehouse, and the people employed there. It addresses work as a form of theatre and depicts how the rhythm of human activity is affected by the physicality of architecture. Through depicting cigarette breaks, generic meetings and office spaces the film draws attention to how characters communicate without words, and the potency contained within their mundane actions and momentary glances. What results is an epic account of the everyday.