Mat Fleming, Glass Struggle,2010. Photo: Peter Merrington. Courtesy of AV Festival 10

Mat Fleming, Glass Struggle,2010. Photo: Peter Merrington. Courtesy of AV Festival 10

Mat Fleming, Glass Struggle,2010. Photo: Peter Merrington. Courtesy of AV Festival 10

Mat Fleming, Glass Struggle,2010. Photo: Peter Merrington. Courtesy of AV Festival 10

Mat Fleming, Glass Struggle,2010. Photo: Peter Merrington. Courtesy of AV Festival 10

Mat Fleming, Glass Struggle,2010. Photo: Louise Hepworth. Courtesy of AV Festival 10

In his new 16mm film Glass Struggle, Mat Fleming documents his attempts to master a technique in order to hand-make a series of hammer and sickle editions in glass; together these tools symbolise the ideal of unity between industry and workers.

This new commission is part of the exhibition Work Force at the National Glass Centre. The exhibition draws together historical representations of labour in the industry of glassmaking through films from the 1970s to present day, and also includes work by filmmaker John Smith and Amber Films.

Biography
Mat Fleming has been making films since he was 18 with a special enthusiasm for 8mm and 16mm film. In 2001 he co-founded Cineside at the Side Cinema and then the Star and Shadow Cinema collective. The Star and Shadow Cinema operates in the Ouseburn valley in Newcastle. It is one of a small number of venues around the world re-inventing cinema, championing independence and diversity and community ownership in cinema.

Credit
Co-commissioned by AV Festival 10 and National Glass Centre. World Premiere.

Mat Fleming: Glass Struggle

FREE

Fri 5 March - Sun 2 May 2010

National Glass Centre

Liberty Way
Sunderland SR6 0GL
nationalglasscentre.com

Opening Times
10am-5pm daily

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