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  • Where is the Gaiety? Still Images. Notting Hill Gate. Inside the Adventure Playground. 1973. Child on rope swing looking to camera 3. Deposited with MayDay Rooms by Wilf Thust. December, 2013.
  • Where is the Gaiety? Still Images. Notting Hill Gate. Inside the Adventure Playground. 1973. Child leaning over barrier 2. Deposited with MayDay Rooms by Wilf Thust. December, 2013.
  • Where is the Gaiety? Still Images. Notting Hill Gate. Inside the Adventure Playground. 1973. Play ‘leader’ with children 3. Deposited with MayDay Rooms by Wilf Thust. December, 2013.
  • Where is the Gaiety? Still Images. Notting Hill Gate. Inside the Adventure Playground. 1973. Children on walkway 4. Deposited with MayDay Rooms by Wilf Thust. December, 2013. Keywords: inside/outside, enclosed/free, watched/self-determined, no job/no intent…..
  • Where is the Gaiety? Still Images. Notting Hill Gate. Inside the Adventure Playground. 1973. Children and play ‘leader’. Deposited with MayDay Rooms by Wilf Thust. December, 2013.
  • Where is the Gaiety? Printed material. Notting Hill Gate Inside the Adventure Playground. 1973-4. Deposited by Wilf Thust. Mayday Rooms, London. December, 2013.

Four Corners – Wilf Thust

In 1973, behind a shopfront at 113 Roman Road, London E1, four young filmmakers - Joanna Davis, Mary Pat Leece, Ronald Peck and Wilf Thust - set up a cinema and production studio with the aim of introducing "films and filmmaking to those who had previously been excluded from the whole practice”. In the context of a polarised and politically charged Bethnal Green of the 1970s, many local children and young adults found at Four Corners - and in Wilf Thust's workshops in particular - a sanctuary where they could explore forms of self-representation and develop vocabularies of commonality, resistance and dissent. These sentiments are shared by MayDay Rooms and since late 2013, Wilf has 'reopened the account' - together with some of those involved in the 1970's workshops and many others - making collaborative use of his film output, notebooks, and photographs. This process, which takes the form of screenings, meetings and workshops, will continue over the next few years.

Links
fourcornersfilm.co.uk
Activation




Notting Hill Gate, Outside the Playground
Notting Hill Gate, Inside the Playground
Teenagers
Pamphlets - Notes - Media