Action Space film

I enjoyed the new film by Manchester-based film-maker Huw Wahl, who directed the Herbert Read documentary To Hell With Culture a couple of years ago. Huw’s new documentary focuses on Action Space, an ‘instant performance space’ developed in the 1960s by his father, Ken Turner. The Action Space collective created inflatable, movable, interactive sculptures which could be put ‘up and down in a flash’, taking art onto the streets and providing an immersive environment and experience for children and adults that incorporated music and performance. Almost fifty years on, the experimental spirit and ethos of Action Space still shines through, with Turner still committed to the transformative potential of art and its ability to affect social change.

For more information and dates of screenings, visit www.hctwahl.com/as/index.html.

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