For the first year of the programme Chisenhale Gallery worked with two artists, Ayo Akingbade and William Glass.
Ayo Akingbade studied film at the London College of Communication. Her first short film In Ur Eye (2015) was shortlisted by FOURWALLS and premiered at the London Short Film Festival. Akingbade has produced a short film exploring iconic London tower blocks, reflecting on the nature of the city.
William Glass graduated from the Slade School of Fine Art. Previous projects include a publication launched at LIMBO, and screenings at LUX Artists’ Film Salon and Latitude Festival. Glass' film 'Shiners' produced for Stop Play Record re-imagines urban myths and school folk-lore.
Stop Play Record was a new three-year programme (2015 -18) for creative young people aged between 16 -24 who are interested in making experimental short films. Selected from an annual open call, filmmakers worked with a range of professionals working with moving image to conceive and produce short films between 90 seconds and 3 minutes long.
Stop Play Record formed part of a joint initiative between Arts Council England and Channel 4, which sees the Institute of Contemporary Arts lead a London Network in partnership with Bloomberg New Contemporaries, Chisenhale Gallery, DAZED, Kingston University and SPACE.