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Motiroti to light up London's South Bank
6th September, 2006

Auckland, Cape Town, London, Mumbai, New York and Singapore will be projected onto the National Theatre's flytower.

The film projection project, developed by London's motiroti, is called Video cutout II. Filmed in Auckland, Cape Town, London, Mumbai, New York and Singapore, it II tells an abstract tale of people, urban life and cultural identities in the 21st century.

Motiroti say it is meant to invoke a sensory overload of today's urban civilization, with figures swirling against deconstructed images of their cities, each with its unique palette of light, colour and semiotics.

Launched in 2005 at the ICA, Cutout II has been shown on BBC big screens in prominent public spaces, and the triptych version cutout has toured nationally to art galleries. It has now been selected by the Mayor's Thames Festival as the only large-scale film projection onto the NT's flytower.

motiroti is an award winning arts organisation led by artistic director Ali Zaidi. Working with a range of collaborators within visual and live art, multi-media and socially engaged practice, it seems to deliberately blurs art-form specialism to encourage cross-disciplinary and cross-cultural dialogues.

The video cutout is part of the the London Mayor's Thames Festival. A short excerpt can be viewed from here.

It has been showcased in the past at The Triptych, ICA (London 2005); Cartwright Hall (Bradford 2006); Watermans (London 2006);
and BBC Big Screens in Birmingham, Hull, Liverpool, Manchester and Bradford (2006).

Press information Claudia Sponton: 020 7704 6870 /

motiroti/dbox's video cutout II at the Mayor's Thames Festival
National Theatre's Lyttelton flytower, South Bank, London SE1
Sunday 17 September 2006, 8pm - 10pm

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