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Exhibitions

Derby Soap Opera

Saturday 12 May 2012 to Sunday 08 July 2012

Derby Soap Opera


Derby Soap Opera is one of the world’s largest and most ambitious mass participation film projects that will be written, filmed and performed by the people of Derby.

Derby Soap Opera will be a 40-minute film coordinated by QUAD and led by world renowned film maker and artist Marinella Senatore. It will be filmed in May and July and screened at Derby Festé in September. We need every single person in Derby: anyone can get involved!

We Need YOU! Get involved, upload a film, and find out more: www.derbysoapopera.co.uk

Since March 2012 Marinella Senatore has, with the aid of many assistants and volunteers, led workshops at QUAD and Déda to teach Derby residents the basic elements of film making, acting, dancing and script writing. Workshop participants, drawn from members of the public and local groups, have fashioned a script that is about the people of Derby, and the life of the city itself. As the month of May progresses, Marinella will lead local people in filming the script in a purpose built film set at QUAD, and in locations across the city.

Derby Soap Opera Interactive Resource Area
Alongside the film set, in the QUAD gallery, there is an interactive resource area. This section of the Gallery includes a recording station, designed by QUAD artists in residence Brendan Oliver and Brendan Randall (Floating Point Digital) where you can record your short film about you and Derby. Also in this area there will be a selection of archive photographs from talks, events and workshops relating to the project.
There is also a sound recording station on QUAD’s Mezzanine level. Look out for the Big Pink Booth!