Reflections

The Exhibition has come down and I am now in Italy for the first time in 10 months. It feels good to be back, but also to take some time to look at Moving Boundaries from a distance.

Since July a lot has been done, video and audio training, organising Talking to the Screen Workshop, editing the footage, reading up on new media, and now time to sit back and understand what it is that really makes me tick.

So now that I have had a little time to concentrate on where I want my practice to go and where to direct my energy, I thinking about my exhibition. I feel that the strongest elements were the digital ones and the participatory aspects too. On the other hand, I feel that the 3 photographic pieces were still interesting, but that the scale of some was exaggerated and that the participatory element was not as engaging as it could have been.

 

Untitled (Conversation II), an ipad piece in a wooden frame attached to the wall is an interesting mixture of digital technology and organic materials. In this piece I edit still images to convey a story, more precisely, manipulate the images to give the sense of a narrative.

The final piece which is untitled is a documentary of Talking to the Screen which was an informal discussion workshop to converse about older audiences and the politics of technology. In this video piece I was trying to convey the conversation as it happened and give a voice to all the participants. I feel that the art here is the interaction of the people.  Underlining the uniqueness of every conversation and the importance of people physically occupying a space and interacting.

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