A Curiousity (2014). Video made for Calibrating Collaboration at Motorcade/Flashparade, Bristol, May 2013.

 

Each artist wrote a blueprint for an artwork for another artist in the show to make. I began with a deconstruction of the blueprint to understand the artist's intentions ie the vulnerability of intimacy and privacy when exposed to a voyeuristic gaze. Words from the artist's story merge with clips from a video interview to create uncertainty in the viewer - in a sense our stories are our own propaganda - stripped of linear narrative, the viewer is free to speculate whether what they see is fact or fiction.

 

‘Calibrating Collaboration’ was an international exhibition creating links between University of the South West (UWE), Willem de Kooning Academie in Rotterdam (WdKA) and other academies around the world.

 

Looped 3 minute HD video with sound, projector, amplifer, speaker and stand.

A Curiousity (2013) - looped 3 minute HD video with sound.

A Curiousity (2013 - looped 3 minute HD video with sound, projector, amplifer, speaker and stand - installation at Calibrating Collaboration, Bristol, 2013.

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