Over the weekend of 25th and 26th October 2014, The People Speak were commissioned by Tate Britain to deliver Segue – an instant film-making project which invites participants to devise narrative and characters, storyboard scenes, make props, work with a costume designer and make-up artists to complete the look of their character, shoot their scene with a professional film director, before recording sound effects for their scene. Each scene is then joined together to create a narrative film.
We engage over 150 visitors over the 2 days and, using artworks in Tate Britain’s collection as inspiration, they were guided by The People Speak to use their own ideas and imagination to create and star in their own film. One such piece was Harold Gilman’s Mrs Mounter at the Breakfast Table (1917). The final result was The Key of Chaos.