Video/audio productions produced for various organisations and individuals – mostly for documentation or promotional purposes, but I can turn my hand to most things! I have several years’ worth of this sort of material, but as a lot of it was created using standard definition/analogue media in the days before I jumped to the good ship HD, I’m just posting my most recent work.
PS. This page tends to get a bit neglected, please check my blog for my most recent doings!
Stations of the Cross was an art exhibition that took place “across 14 iconic locations in London, using works of art to tell the story of the Passion in a new way, for people of different faiths”. It will also be showing in Washington DC in March 2017.
I made a short series of videos documenting the progress of artist Michael Takeo Magruder in creating and installing his piece for the 13th Station, Lamentation for the Forsaken (scroll down to ‘Station 13’ to read about it and listen to a podcast where Michael talks about how he conceived and developed the work).
Watch all four videos on the Coexist House website here.
Voice recordings for Discover Medieval Chester
Earlier this year I went down to Kings College London to produce some audio recordings for ‘Discover Medieval Chester: Place, Heritage and Identity’, a project funded by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council under their Knowledge Transfer Fellowship Scheme celebrating Chester’s rich heritage and colourful history.
The scripts for the recordings were a collection of passages containing stories and information about different locations around the city, medieval poems and quotations, and profiles of local characters from that period. Members and collaborators of the project team recorded their sections over a couple of days which I then processed and sent across to the team to use as part of the tour materials on the project website.
You can hear the recordings by visiting the Discover Medieval Chester site and selecting ‘maps and tours’; if you explore the map and click on a red flag you can select ‘learn more’ and you’ll see the option to access the audio and video content. There is also audio content in the ‘kids’ section of the website, as well as for each character page (‘learn more’ > ‘characters’).
Interviews for Radiate
I shot and edited a series of interviews in 2010-2011 for an interactive resource that was developed as part of the Radiate training scheme, and have uploaded a couple of short snippets – if anyone viewing would like to see the rest of these interviews or excerpts from the others, I am happy to upload more. Radiate is a project funded by Arts Council England and the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust to provide emerging artists with practical experience and knowledge of with schools across the West Midlands.
Ten people working in a range of creative fields (photography, textiles, web design, project management etc) were interviewed for the project, and all had to answer the same questions. The interactive resource – which was sent out to schools on a CD-ROM – allowed the user to select which arts practitioner they wanted to find out more about (they could select them by name or job title) and their responses to the questions asked e.g. ‘what do you enjoy most about your job?’, what skills does your role/work require?’ etc. The aim was to give young people an insight into different career paths within the arts.
As part of this project I also generated a lot of the content for the Radiate Resource Handbook, a pdf included on the CD-ROM containing information on how to conduct an interview, how to export videos with the correct settings to be uploaded to the interactive tool (the idea was that users could conduct their own interviews with other arts practitioners and continue to add to the resource), and links with further information.
The tool is not available online, but there are a few screengrabs here (Two Thirds Design created the tool, and were also interviewees!)
The delightful lady and gent featured in the interviews here are Katie Jennings and Arron Fowler, whom I used to work with at The Hive. To find out more about them and what they do, please check out the links beneath their respective videos.
Mixed Realities Documentation
Mixed Realities was an international networked art exhibition and symposium curated by Jo-Anne Green (February 7 – April 15, 2008). Mixed Realities took place at The Huret & Spector Gallery (10 Boylston Place, 6th Floor, Emerson College, Boston, Massachusetts), and online via Ars Virtua (Second Life) and Turbulence.org.
Jo-Anne approached me to ask if I could take the various images and video documents that those involved had produced and edit them into a single video document, which would be included in the Turbulence.org archive at the Rose Goldsen Archive of New Media Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York.
Here is the completed video – music and narration by Helen Thorington.
Promotional videos for Michael Takeo Magruder
Takeo promo video #1 – Insurance.AES256
The first of a series of promotional videos created for the works of artist Michael Takeo Magruder. This video documents the work Insurance.AES256, “an artwork reflecting on issues of information freedom and secrecy in today’s ever-shifting media landscape.” This work was commissioned for All that Fits: The Aesthetics of Journalism curated by Alfredo Cramerotti and Simon Sheikh in 2011. Find out more about this artwork here
Takeo promo video #2 – (in)Remembrance [11-M]
(in)Remembrance [11-M] is “a series of interrelated artistic interventions and works reflecting on the Madrid train bombings of 2004″ and was commissioned for Manifesta 8: the European Biennial of Contemporary Art at the Museo Regional de Arts Moderno (MURAM) Cartagena, Spain in 2010. Find out more about this artwork here
Takeo promo video #3 – Deconstructed Metaverse v1.0
Deconstructed Metaverse v1.0 is a virtual/physical artwork examining the underlying technological frameworks that comprise today’s shared virtual environments. This work is a 2012 commission by The Cutting Room project in partnership with Nottingham Playhouse with funds from National Lottery through Arts Council England and generous support from the Department of Digital Humanities, King’s College London and Type Creative, PLC. Find out more about this artwork here
I have produced the video documentation for all three POCOS (Preservation of Complex Objects Symposia) events taking place in 2011-2012. The aim of the POCOS project was to deliver a series of three symposia at locations across the UK at which global thought-leaders in research into the Preservation of Complex Objects shared and thereby extended the body of knowledge on this topic.
Video for popbangcolour
Ian Cook is a Birmingham-based artist who paints using radio controlled cars, car tyres and toy car wheels. This piece was created at the UK round of the LeMans Series, the ‘Silverstone 1000km’ held at Silverstone Race Circuit, Northampton, UK.
Created on Sunday 11th September 2011, I shot the entire creation of the artwork over around 6 hours, and managed to squeeze it into this 5 minute video!