hijack is a film production company, based in London, specialising in art/science films and installation. The Co-Director’s, Gilly Booth and Chris Horrocks, fine art background means they emphasise exploration and experimentation to create inspiring films and multi-media environments which often use technological innovation.
hijack love to collaborate with: Paul Plowman (www.paulplowman.tv) Anthony Burrill (www.anthonyburrill.com) Harmonic Kinetic (www.harmonickinetic.co.uk) Mike Silver (http://www.residentadvisor.net/dj/mickeymoonlight) Jonny Trunk (www.trunkrecords.com) Dacapo (www.dacapo.co) Touchpress (www.touchpress.com) Malcolm Goldie (www.malcolmgoldie.com), Images&Co (53k.co.uk), Ab Rogers (www.abrogers.com) KCA (www.kcalondon.com).
Films and muliti-media installations have been Commissioned and Exhibited by: ICA London, Pompidou Centre Paris, Museum of Modern Art Tokyo, MOMA New York, Serpentine Gallery, Science Museum, Geffrye Museum, Design Council, Design Museum, Dorich House Museum, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, Book Works, Watts Gallery, Paolozzi Foundation, Venice Architecture Biennale, and International Film Festivals .
Awards received from: Lottery Arts Council of Wales, Heritage Lottery Arts Council, Arts Humanities Research Council, Arts Council England and Nesta.
Gilly Booth is an artist working with moving image and sound and co-director of hijack film production. She graduated with an MA in Fine Art from the Royal College of Art. She makes films for theatrical release and site-specific digital installation. She has lectured on her work in Fine Art at Kingston University, Chelsea College of Art & Design, Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art and Royal College of Art & Design.
“Setting, place or a particular building is often a starting point. Past films have invested in a political language of architecture, especially in relation to 1960s French and Italian film. I use voice over, text/graphics, archive, interview footage and location to create a filmic investigation that destabilizes reality and fiction. The subject is translation, whether immediate or through memory, in order to re-visit lost places, images, a particular film history or an archive, which are then re-mediated for the viewer within a cinematic or installation context.”
Chris Horrocks is a writer, filmmaker and lecturer, and co-director of hijack film production. He is Associate Professor and Course Director of the MA in Art & Design History at Kingston University. He graduated in Fine Art at Bath Academy of Art, was awarded an MA in Cultural History at the Royal College of Art. He gained a PhD for his theoretical research at Kingston University. He has published widely in the field of cultural theory. His work has appeared in academic and popular books, radio and press. His publications include Introducing Foucault, Baudrillard and the Millennium, TokyoGlamRock, Marshall McLuhan and Virtuality, and Cultures of Colour. He is currently working on a book about the cultural history of the television for Reaktion Books.