REVIEW: Playback @ De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill

A new interactive exhibition supporting young filmmakers launches at Bexhill De La Warr Pavilion.

Playback is an interactive and itinerant short films exhibition hosting the works of filmmakers aged 16-24 from all over England. Over 200 films have been accurately selected – many of them are award-winning – and include an exciting variety of genres including documentaries, drama, comedy, animation and music among others.

The peculiarity of the short films is, although their unique and authentic nature, their focus on contemporary underground culture and counterculture. Films include current topics such as feminism, skating, teenagers’ alienation and mental health.

The exhibition is located on De La Warr’s North Stairs, a well-lit, round-shaped environment enjoying the sight of Bexhill brick terraced houses’ chimneys. Three interactive touch screens – each with two pairs of headphones – allow spectators to browse the vast selection of films and to do custom searches according to genre, area of production and topic. Some seats and panels with interviews to filmmakers complete the installation.

Playback was introduced to bloggers and journalists during a delicious brunch at the De La Warr café, followed by an anticipation of the cultural center’s upcoming exhibition.

Playback is on until Tuesday, January 2nd, along other culturally-engaging exhibitions.

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Lorenzo Ottone

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