Here is the full version of the film TAKING OVER THE KING’S LAND directed by Gillian McIver, about Nazir Tanbouli’s Kingsland Project, the biggest solo street art prioject in London to date.
Full credits are on http://www.kingslandmural.co.uk
The final sound is laid and the film is officially finished. June 1 is the first screening and therefore the ‘official release date’
June 1 at Puny Gods Cinema in Exeter, at the BILL DOUGLAS CINEMA MUSEUM
June 7 – 12 at Sheffield Docfest Videotheque
“Some people called me a street artist . … Some called me a wanker.” Nazir Tanbouli, Taking Over the King’s Land.
What on earth is an Egyptian doing painting the walls of a condemned block of flats in East London? As the city prepares for the 2012 Olympics, the Kingsland social housing estate lies in ruins, synonymous with crime and brutality. Taking Over The King’s Land follows artist Nazir Tanbouli and his self appointed task to take over the condemned housing estate and cover it with art. He battles the endless rain and the bitter weather of the “British summer.” Can art counter the urban atmosphere of deprivation, blight and neglect?
During the whole project The King’s Land the process of creating murals over an entire derelict housing estate was being documented by film and photography.
The film, TAKING OVER THE KING’S LAND (running time 23:00) is complete and is being released by New Reel Films. It’s being submitted to festivals at present. For more about the film, click on the menu above.
Here’s the trailer:
There will also be a short book published by Studio75 to accompany the film, coming out in late 2013.
Today THE KING’S LAND and STUDIO 75 have won the University of the Arts London CREATIVE ENTERPRISE AWARD 2012., I would like to thank every artist, film maker and blogger who have contributed to the project in any shape or form.
The King’s Land is over now, but it is still attracting visitors, photographers and attention. It is very gratifying to be recognised for a project that was a bit mad, a bit Sisyphean – covering an entire estate in temporary murals – without a penny of funding or sponsorship or personal wealth 😉
i always believed that artists need money but art doesn’t; art needs Talent and among us there is plenty of it.
Hi all. While I was doing the King’s Land – now finished but still available for view (see map for details) I stopped writing in my personal blog. But now I have gone back to it and am featuring new work and more.
Please see http://nazirtanbouli.wordpress.com/ for my blog “Nazir Tanbouli | An Egyptian artist in London.”
The Urban Snap street art blogger has been following the King’s Land since its early days and he paid a visit to the site the other day.
A few months back the BBC sent a crew to film the King’s Land and Studio75, and interview me. (read about it here). Well the film is finally out.
As part of the London Calling season, BBC World Service has been discovering some of the quirkier areas of the Olympic city. In this episode Selin Girit from BBC Turkish explores Dalston in the east of the city. Actually Studio75 is on the border right between Shoreditch and Dalston and so we qualified for both episodes (Shoreditch one here) but we got to be in the Dalston one; Dalston’s just north of us, which the BBC is calling the “hippest place in London”.
It’s pretty cool to be “representing” London internationally like this. Anyway, the film is nice and gives a real flavour of what it’s like around here – when the weather’s good 😉