Youth of Today

Youth of Today

"...If the children are not initiated in to the village they will burn it down just to feel it’s warmth..."

During the summer of 2010 Eelyn Lee ran a 4-day lab exploring the various meanings of this African saying with a group of young women on the Ferrier Estate, south London.

In collaboratoration with photographer Nicola Dracoulis the group began by constructing a series of narrative photographic images. The still image that appears at the beginning of the film below inspired the action that unfolds.

The project was part of the Kidbrooke Residency.

Lead Artist - Eelyn Lee
Photographer - Nicola Dracoulis
Cinematographer - Winstan Whitter
Editor & Composer - Francis Morgan-Giles

Thomas Tallis School, 2010

News

IMAGE Eelyn Lee Awarded New Film Commission

Wednesday, 27 May 2020
Delighted to announce that Eelyn Lee has been awarded a commission from Chinese Art Now [CAN] to realise her new film project, Casting Fu Manchu.  Eelyn's project is one of six new CAN Digital Commissions that will premiere later this year in the lead up to the CAN Festival in February... Read More...

IMAGE Talking Identity & Purpose at Creative Mornings, Sheffield

Thursday, 09 April 2020
Eelyn will be talking about her practice in relation to the themes of identity and purpose at this month's Creative Mornings Sheffield. Usually these breakfast events take place at different venues around the city but due to the COVID-19... Read More...

IMAGE Eelyn to Talk at gal-dem x Kickstarer Event

Thursday, 12 March 2020
Eelyn will be talking about 'Sustaining Your Creative Practice' at a special event organised by gal-dem and Kickstarter. Part of a tour of events aimed at equipping women and non-binary people of colour with... Read More...