I'm coming to the end of my residency at Ben Uri Gallery, and wanted to write a post to in some way document the various things I've been up to there over the past few months; things I've learned; thoughts and feelings. This post documents the research phase of the project.
I'm currently undertaking a research project called Flying/Falling. It's led by the wonderful Entelechy Arts, generously funded by the Gulbenkian Foundation, and has given me the opportunity to work with Vicky Amedume of Upswing, poet Simon Mole, technologist Malcolm Buchanan-Dick and a whole host of other wonderful people.
We Cannot Unsee is over. I feel a bit weird about that, because on the one hand it was a great process to be part of - and on the other, the sense of shared elation after finishing and presenting our work was amazing. We had a fun screening in the BFI, mainly a chance to finally see everyone else's work, but also an interesting Q&A with some of the scientists we'd been working with present.
Today marked the end of the collective lab sessions as part of We Cannot Unsee. It's been a nice few days – I can't remember the last time someone handed me a Bolex and sent me out onto the street to shoot whatever I want. It's great nice both to get reacquainted with some of the equipment in no.w.here's lab, and also to meet some new – and interesting – film makers.