With the London Olympics now just a few weeks away we are gearing up for the city to be feted in all its technicolour glory – as a vibrant and diverse counterpoint to its stereotypically traditional reputation. But in Eva Weber’s new film Night, Peace commissioned by Create and premiering at the Barbican tonight we see east London in the dead of night, quiet, still and undeniably beautiful. This exclusive clip gives a flavour of the meditative quality of Eva’s work, an unhurried, textured look at the city as it sleeps from a filmmaker whose previous work has included an oddly seductive look at cranes.
The other films in the programme include a piece Paul Kelly made with Saint Etienne in the Lea Valley and Michael Smith and Wojciech Duczmal’s exploration of how the individual relates to the metropolis. All those involved deserve credit for an ambitious programme that engages with London on a much deeper level than the picture postcard part its due to play this summer.
- Sean and Seng travelled to Mongolia to shoot for Arena Homme+
- Joshua T Gibbons provides an insight into the relaxed bachelor lifestyle of Cockney Stan
- New York-based Blake Lewis’ neat and considered portfolio exudes simplicity
- Latvian illustrator Zane Zlemeša's delicately painted drawings
- Photographer Carlota Guerrero on collaborating with Solange and getting signed to WeFolk (some NSFW)
- Linda Brownlee’s beautiful photography book captures family life in a Sicilian village
- Wes Anderson directs H&M Christmas advert starring Adrien Brody
- The New Look: Looking back at Roundel’s 1980s identity design for British Rail’s Railfreight
- Discussing cinema with Laura Marling on her directorial debut, Soothing
- London’s first crisp restaurant, Hipchips, launches with branding by Ragged Edge
- Richard Sandler’s street photography conveys the intricacies of city life
- A "stress opus" from cartoonist Nadine Redlich