Post Digital Zones or not another f*cking didactic essay film

Post Digital Zones or not another f*cking didactic essay film

2018 | Digital Video | 15 mins

Digital stories: narrative and aesthetics in post-network media - York University

Following on from Hito Steyerl’s How Not to Be Seen: A F*cking Didactic Educational this notebook film / home movie enters the post digital zone for a reflection on the politics of the production of images, cinematic space, expansion of the essay film, and the performative moving image essay.

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We're All Someone's Daughter, We're All Someone's Son

We're All Someone's Daughter, We're All Someone's Son

2018 | Collective artwork | For The Love Of People

Keepsake Exhibition - Bradford Cathedral - Justice4Grenfell Campaign

We're All Someone's Daughter, We're All Someone's Son is a collection of 72 keepsakes - miniature objects of wonder that contain our reflections of love, loss and life. A collective artwork with over 35 makers from all walks of life

The work in the Keepsake exhibition was created specifically to coincide with the first anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire in London. The artworks are a way for us to remember and mark the lives lost and to reflect on the issues surrounding this avoidable tragedy.

Each artwork was donated by the artist and sales go directly to the Justice4Grenfell Campaign.

Images of three of the keepsakes

https://keepsakeexhibition.wordpress.com/

Lorraine

Lorraine

2017 | 3 Channel Video Triptych | 10 mins

Where do we go from here - Ex Libris Gallery - Freedom City 2017

Lorraine is a home-movie. Three notebook films with three separate audio tracks weigh ideas on no place, better place, model society, and room 237 of the Lorraine Motel as a point of departure to an imagined future.

Collaborators include James Shakeshaft, Caroline Hick, Shaun Webster, and May Simargool.

Still from film and Installation Views

The Derealisation Effect

The Derealisation Effect

2016 | Digital Video | 40 mins

Material Potential / Beyond - Newcastle University

The Derealisation Effect is a work in progress essay film developed out of The Golden Record. The film's material is organised in 7 parts combining archive material, newly shot footage in Las Vegas, San Francisco, Berlin and the UK, and material taken from the Golden Record (a phonograph record put on board the Voyager spacecraft in 1977, intended for intelligent extra terrestrial life). The film's unfolding philosophy covers academic Bernard Moitesssiers 7 principles of The Derealisation Effect.

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The Golden Record

The Golden Record

2016 | Digital Video | 10 mins

Loops Layers Lines - Newcastle University / AHRC Common Ground - York University / Beyond / Culture Lab Radio

A notebook film combining ripped video from Youtube, material from the Golden Record (a phonograph record put on board the Voyager spacecraft in 1977, intended for intelligent extra terrestrial life), and encounters with a man called Moitessier. The film interweaves fact and fiction through archive material, newly captured moving image, still image and sound, and narration.

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Zona

Zona

2017 | Performative cinematic essay | work in progress

Our memories of the future

Our memories of the future

2015 | Installation | Projection mapped digital video | Archive film | 10 mins

Leeds Gallery art space / Leeds Light night 

Archive footage of weapons testing is combined with newly shot images of construction, demolition and abandoned space and projection mapped onto the underside of a staircase in Leeds Gallery art space.

Music by Andrew Ashdown

Installation view and stills from film

Rise and Fall

Rise and Fall

2014 | 16mm | Found Footage | Archive Film | 3 mins

Selected for One Hundred Feet of Film screening programme: Latitude Festival, Jerwood Gallery, Lo and Behold Gallery, BEEF: Bristol Experimental Expanded Film, Kingsgate Project Space - London

16mm found footage of Rolls Royce turbojet engines is combined with scenes from 'Council Matters', a 1984 film about local government by Leeds Animation Workshop. Privatised by Thatcher’s government in 1987, Rolls Royce plc went on to become the world’s 16th largest defence contractor.

Made in collaboration with Terry Wragg (Co-founder of Leeds Animation Workshop)

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Sequin

Sequin

2013 | Digital Video | Archive | 5 mins

London Short Film Festival / ICA / Loops Layers Lines

Archive film and audio spanning 100 years selected from the Yorkshire Film Archive is combined with newly shot footage for a meditation on the East Yorkshire coastline.

Collaboration with Lindsey Chapman

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Corners

Corners

2012 / 2013 | Installation | Projection Mapping | Archive | Collection
Participatory | Collage | Moving image

Gallery II Commission | ACE Funded

Projection mapping and installation with self-selecting
residents of Bradford. The domestic space as site for
creative participatory process and action – A journey
into the home.

Photo and installation view

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Corners - Graham's front room

Corners - Graham's front room

Photograph of Graham's front room - I met Graham on the corners project and we collaborated on an installation at Gallery II. He has been collaging his home for 14 years. 

Blur I and II

Blur I and II

2012 | Projection Mapped Video | Installation

Gallery II / Freedom Studios commission

Interior and exterior architectural projection mapped installations blurring virtual and physical.

Installation views

Street Voices - experimental films

Street Voices - experimental films

2010 / 2011 | 3x Digital Video | 2 mins

Freedom Studios commission

Three experimental short films to accompany the Street Voices 3 writing programme.

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The Mill - City of Dreams

The Mill - City of Dreams

2011 | 4x Digital Video | 5 mins

Freedom Studios commission

Four video snapshots of The Mill - City of Dreams, a site specific theatre show in Drummonds Mill, Bradford.

Sound files supplied for editing by Janek Schaefer

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Street Voices - experimental film

Street Voices - experimental film

2010 / 2011 | Digital Video | 5 min

Freedom Studios commission

A longer experimental film combining footage from the writing workshops with related imagery from the stories.

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Street Voices - experimental film

Street Voices - experimental film

2010 / 2011 | Digital Video | 10 min

Freedom Studios commission

A final experimental film capturing the essence of the writing programme, combining footage from the writing workshops, plays and rehearsals with related imagery from the voices of the characters, writers and stories.

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Liner

Liner

2008 | Digital Video | 10 mins

Financial investment from Screen Yorkshire

Screened at Berlin Britspotting, Mediawave Festival Hungary (International Competition), Encounters Film Festival

Stop motion animation combined with live action. A
man follows a repetitive cycle after release from care
into the community.

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Nobody Loves A Fairy When She's Old

Nobody Loves A Fairy When She's Old

2006 | Digital Video | 5 mins

Screened at Aza short film festival (Greece) / Monito Tunes In / Moors Festival / KulturCine Club / Cut off trousers / Slack Video

Based on the Kurt Vonnegut short story Sylvia. A lady is kept alive on an elaborate life support system.

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Giraffe

Giraffe

2006 | Digital Video | 8 mins

Screened at Portobello Film Festival / Propeller TV / Shortcircuits screening programme

Two brothers carry a giraffe's head.

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Market Colour Palettes

Market Colour Palettes

2014 | 3x Digital Prints

Dean Clough Gallery / Taught 2 - Dye House Gallery / Tandem

Colour palettes created from the oldest serving stalls in Leeds Kirkgate Market.

For the Love of People

 

The Market

The Market

2013 | Digital Projections

Transform Festival / West Yorkshire Playhouse commission

The Market was a promenade theatre performance in Leeds Kirkgate Market telling the stories of the stall holders. 

Images copyright RWDavenport

Big Sky

Big Sky

2012 | Digital Video

Freedom Studios Commission

Video artist commission to make a short piece about Skye Edge in Sheffield to accompany a participatory theatre show involving the stories of the residents.

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With a love revolution...

With a love revolution...

2015 | Illustration | Poem | Zine

In 2015 Jean McEwan produced a zine called 'How do we get through this', made up of responses to the general election result of 9th May and the prospect of 5 years of conservative government. For the Love of People (Caroline Hick and me) contributed the illustration and poem.

The zine can be brought from Jean's website and all proceeds go to Bradford Metropolitan Foodbank

Front cover and our contribution

 

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