Some really good news! I have been awarded a Develop Your Creative Practice Grant! I must say it really took me by surprise that the Arts Council England has put faith in where I want to go and I feel deeply grateful. What will I do? I realised that I am effectively a rogue filmmaker and really need to develop and expand my skills to make filmic projects with my local communities. Have just arranged meetings with some of the filmmakers I hugely admire and talked with Anna Haydock Wilson and Heidi Morstang about where we can take shadowing and mentoring! The schedule is from August to end of January and I will write in my blog about it.
Thanks to a BEEF bursary I am currently working on a moving image piece that I began to get invested in last summer. For this I have explored aspects from 'The Wall', a novel by the Austrian author Marlene Haushofer, within the current context of uncertainty and change. By the way, hoever said working with digital media is a fast and easy is wrong. It very much depends on what you do with it! I think I ought to write in my blog about this. In the meantime a link to the last blog post:
Finished remaking 'resident', my moving image piece developed as part of a residency at x-church in Gainsborough, into a film. It was a tedious process, lots of thinking inbetween the technical glitches, but now with its 1h 39min it is ready to go. This is this all new waters to me!
There is an excerpt of the moving image on vimeo which should give you a bit of an idea.
Exciting news!'The Days of the Triffids', a short film that I made during the first lockdown, has been selected as semi-finalist for Cefalu festival 2021. Hope I can go and visit the festival. Have just made a little, quite experimental intro to it. Here is the link: https://vimeo.com/516232100
The show LOSS that I curated for ArtP in Perchtoldsdorf Austria will open 4th September 2021. Participant artists at present are: Irene Andessner, Oreet Ashery, Rosy Martin, Stuart Moore and Kayla Parker, myself, Elisabeth Wörndl. My own contribution 'Lassen' for which I had a long dialogue with Lisa Spalt and Dieter Sperl is more or less finished, book printed photographs ready to go to Spectrum Photographic. I really look forward to see it installed!