Students from BA (Hons) in Animation have made three short films for ‘Moving House’, a National Trust initiative inspired by the exceptional interior of Khadambi Asalache’s house at 575 Wandsworth Road.
Multi-award winning animator Lizzie Oxby led on the project and supported LCC students as they worked in groups to produce the films that respond to the house’s beautifully decorated sitting room, back bedroom and hallway.
The house was created by Khadambi Asalache, a Kenyan born poet, writer, architect, mathematician and civil servant who came to England in the 1960s. He bought his South London home in 1980 and lived there until his death in 2006.
The Animation Department at LCC are now planning a second project with the National Trust, this time working with 2 Willow Road in Hampstead, the home of Ernö Goldfinger, the modernist architect famous for Trellick Tower in Ladbroke Grove and Alexander Fleming House in Elephant & Castle.
Moving House is part of ‘Stories of the World’, one of the major projects at the heart of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad. Creative projects are taking place in the house during 2010/2011 as part of the 2012 Cultural Olympiad. The house will then be closed for essential conservation work and open to the public in 2012.
Films depicting the back bedroom and hallway are featured below and above you can see students response to the sitting room.