Redcar, The Evolution of Steel
Video installation ‘The Evolution of Redcar’ part of the Salamander Exhibition. This 8 minute projection screened for 1 week, 10 metres high on interior wall at Redcar Steelworks.
The brief to represent the Redcar Steelworks plant and community.
I choose 8 subjects to explore. Mineral / Process / Industry / Workers / War / Architecture / Modernisation / Arts.
Mineral: Raw material / Iron Ore.
Process: Heat / Fire / blast furnace visual.
Industry: Created using elements from the Redcar Archive.
Workers: Archive photos of the Labour and their craft.
War: ‘The Beacon’ based on the true story. How a stricken plane during WW2 used the steelworks as a glowing beacon to guide the brave crew in safe.
Architecture: Re-titled ‘Worldwide’. Archive photography from UK, Europe and around the world. Highlighting key structures from the past century.
Modernisation: ‘A New Dawn’, Focuses on sourced copy discussing the future of the Teesside Steelworks. Presented as digital archive.
Arts: Re-titled ‘Today’ modern Poems on the subject of Steel.
client: Oskar Linnros
project: Redcar, The Evolution of Steel
animation director: Graham Smith
editor: Graham Smith
motion graphics: Graham Smith
production: J6 Films