Hi all! I have reached almost the third month of my EYE at Four Corners Film.
I am realising that I couldn’t choose a better HE as the Four Corners centre: in here the days are spent gladly and with a great enthusiasm, in a context such as East London – the most vibrant and dynamic area of the city (even if the weather is always very bad!).
As Archive Project Assistant I am dealing with lots of different activities, that makes me more confident as person and that gives me more skills from an entrepreneurial point of view. Every day in here is a challenge, because I am learning new things, in a new language. For example, I held a staff meeting with my manager and the other colleagues, in view of the final exhibition that the company has planned to organise, to take stock of the work done until now; very positive meeting because it let me understood better the company and its aims.
I am mostly assisting at the creation of the digital archive, who will bring unique archival resources into public realm, contributing at the British cultural history. In the last period we started to recording the oral histories interviews, which is an exciting experience because it let me getting in touch with important photographers and filmmakers from the past. Most of them are still working as photographers or artists or teachers – and this is also for me a way of reflecting on the status of contemporary photography.
Also, two days ago we visited the Bishopsgate Institute’s archives: Stef Dickers, the archivist, gave us an overview of how to use the archives, and showed us some of the material that they hold related to the Four Corners organisation. This experience gave me a good advice for how to improve my business idea.