A Vision of Urban Utopia

The act of looking during everyday passage through a Metropolis city is an art form. Architecture presents a romantic vision for a humanistic city that is ever changing due to technical enhancements, it's just a matter of how we keep up with these changes.

  • Jordan L Rodgers
    Digital Artist/ Animator/ Curation/ Sound Design
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Documentary, Student, Web / New Media
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 50 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 15, 2012
  • Production Budget:
    0 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    iPad, Super 8mm
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Jordan L Rodgers

Jordan Rodgers is a Liverpool based multimedia artist specialising in digital drawing and animation to exhibition and theatrical performance including cinematography, site-specific installation and outdoor projection.

His degree was in Fine Art Practice & Theory at Lancaster University. Since graduating in July 2012 his work has already been exhibited in selected group and solo shows and published in national and international art magazines and websites, including the Aesthetica Art Prize 2012, and the 100 Contemporary Artists 2013 Anthology and the Jerwood Drawing Prize 2013.

In 2014 Jordan joined Hope Street Ltd as part of the internationally renowned Emerging Artists Programme 2014 taking on the role of Digital Artist/ Animator. To date he has participated in five theatrical productions - Sense and Sustainability, Spring Heeled Jack, Race Against Time, This Must Be The Place and Control 25. Passionate about working within various aspects of cinematography/ motion design to combine filmmaking and storyboarding with drawing and animation, Jordan seeks to offer a unique innovation to challenge the relationship between audience and experience.

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Director Statement

At the early stage of my career it is an opportunity to do something different, to push boundaries. I use my cross-disciplinary way of working to bridge the gap between traditional drawing and drawing on the iPad. I’m interested in conservation and preservation of historical British landmarks and buildings.

I have been exploring the affect the changing nature of the built environment has on our collective imagination. The process of creation is kinetic and mobile, yet macroeconomics and national politics feel increasingly more remote. Consequently, creative collaboration is essential to the art of valuing what’s on our doorstep.