Director of hijack Gilly Booth has been involved with the work and life of Eduardo Paolozzi since in the 1990s. She knew him personally, and developed a relationship with the Paolozzi Foundation, which maintains the legacy of Paolozzi’s art since his death. Subsequently, hijack has filmed interviews with many of Paolozzi’s friends and acquaintances, and gained permission to access archives of his work to develop a film about the artist’s life and impact. The Digital R&D award gave hijack the opportunity to use new technology in the unique environment of Paolozzi’s preserved studio, to enable them to work with partners Dacapo, Touchpress and Kingston Uni – experts in social media design, app design, remote scanning,  lighting, photography and art history – to bring a new understanding and vision of Paolozzi’s work.

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