Made in February 2007 ‘The Games’ staged a surreal DIY Olympics with and amid the communities and sites that would make way for the London 2012 Olympics.
The Games won Audience Award at the East London Film Festival 2008 and is available to view in the BFI Mediatheque as part of the ‘London Calling’ collection. First co-commissioned by Urbis, Manchester for the exhibition Play: Experience the Adventure of our Cities, it has screened widely on BBC Big Screens, Hackney Museum,Abandon Normal Devices, Animate Projects, Beyond Media: Archive, Visions. International Architecture Videos, Visions in the Nunnery, Bow Arts Trust, East on Screen, The Lift, Stratford Park, First, London East Research Institute, Canary Wharf Film Festival, Chisenhale Biennale, NLA RIBA Architecture Week, Rolling Stock Festival, Land of Kings and back in the communities who helped make it happen from Clays Lane Housing Estate to Manor Garden Allotments and more recently on the new Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The making of the film over 2 cold weekends consolidated relationships and a deep engagement with the changing site that would lead to sustained work and projects including Pop Up Pop Up, Pudding Mill River and the co-edited book The Art of Dissent.
‘It’s a wacky, audacious, often rather beautiful comedy satirising Riefenstahlian pomposity’ Peter Bradshaw. A real Olympian Vision. The Guardian.