Estate, a Reverie

Luka Zimmerman, Andrea
Andrea Luka Zimmerman makes films that ‘explore the relationship between public and private memory.’ Estate, a Reverie (2015) was filmed on the Haggerston estate in east London, the artist’s home for 17 years. Filming began in 2007 – when the estate was earmarked for demolition – and ended seven years later. Zimmerman, who describes her approach to filmmaking as collaborative and performative, explains that ‘as someone who has spent the vast majority of their life living on large public housing estates … it was incredibly important to me that the film I was making was not about the community it depicts, but made from within it.’ Seeking to provide the residents of the estate with ‘a voice and visual presence to counter the many myths and clichés of their mainstream representation’, the film combines role play with observational documentary, and weaves together intimate portraits of the residents with architectural studies and dramatic re-enactments. Produced by Fugitive Images, with support from The Community Growth Fund, Arts Council London and PRS Foundation for New Music.
  • Artwork Details: running time: 1 hr 23 minutes
  • Edition: 1 of 3 + 1 AP
  • Material description: Single channel HD video
  • Credit line: © the artist
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  • Medium: Film and Audio Visual
  • Accession number: ACC2/2016



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