Launch of KINDERTRANSPORT BFI Southbank, 15-25 April, 2010
A audio visual pop-up sculpture:
Ralph Koltai CBE
Ben Osborne (Noise of Art)
Fred Deakin (Lemon Jelly),
Film from the BFI National Archive and the Weiner Library.
Noise of Art and Sound and Music launch Kindertransport, an audio-visual installation and sculpture by Ralph Koltai CBE and Ben Osborne on 15 April at the British Film Institute Southbank, London.
Inspired by the mission which rescued 10,000 mostly Jewish children from German occupied Europe in 1938 – 1940, the artwork will tour the European departure points and the UK. Amongst the children saved from death in Nazi concentration camps were important post war figures, including prominant artists, scientists, philanthropists, directors and musicians.
The sculpture is created by Ralph Koltai CBE, a celebrated set designer, artist and Kindertransport survivor. He has been credited for innovating post war British set design.
The project is conceived by Ben Osborne, a Musician, DJ and writer, who is currently participating in the cross platform New Music Plus Award scheme.
Audio visuals for the launch have been created by Fred Deakin, (musician, graphic artist and half of Mercury prize nominated band Lemon Jelly), Overlap (a duo made-up of fine artist Michael Denton and animated image artist Anna McCrickard) and Ben Osborne.
For further information on the Kindertransport see http://www.ajr.org.uk/kindertransport.
For information about Ralph Koltai CBE see http://www.ralphkoltai.com
For more information on Ben Osborne click here Ben Osborne
For info on Sound and Music and New Music Plus http://www.soundandmusic.org/learning/development/newmusicplus