George Butler & Participants
Sam The Wheels: An interactive film
Railton Road in Brixton has been the epicentre for social and political groups from the 60s to the present day, including: Pentecostal Preachers, Black Panthers, Gay activists, Women's Groups, Squatters, Rastas and Punks. These seemingly different groups share similarities in their objectives and in the ways they organise giving members of the group identity and belonging through a shared struggle.
Working with young people and volunteers of all ages we filmed interviews with people who were part of the different groups around Railton Road. The young people from 198 Contemporary Arts And Learning researched the background of each interviewee and carried out the interview themselves, helping with the technical work of setting up lights, microphones and video camera.
The recorded footage, Clovis Salmon's archive Super 8 footage and other footage shot by the participants was edited into short clips and incorporated into the Sam the Wheels, interactive non-linear film using the Korsakow software.
Korsakow-Films are films with a twist:
- They are interactive - the viewer has influence on the film
- They are rule-based - the author decides the way scenes relate to
each other; the author does not create a fixed order
- They are generative - the order of the scenes is calculated while
the viewer looks at a Korsakow-project
- Korsakow-projects can only be viewed on a computer