Thursday 20 December 2012

After a two year  pause I am resurrecting my blog. Instead of featuring the 'major' things that happen I feel inspired to share some of the daily ebbs and flows, all 'major' in there own way.
Here is my recent showreel:
and a picture of my daughter in our snowy garden.

Saturday 17 April 2010

Hit me baby one more time

A film made as part of the Arnolfini Live Art Platform 2010. I invited people to negotiate an attack and defense on one another. This is a sample of the results.

Thursday 15 April 2010

IETM Plenary meeting 2010-Glasgow trailer

I was recently asked by the IETM-Glasgow office to make a trailer to advertise their forthcoming meeting in November. This is what I came up with.

Friday 5 February 2010

Show reel 08-09

I have just completed 2 showreels of my work to date.
They can be viewed through the links below or they are opposite in 'my films'
Creative showreel
Documentary showreel

Thursday 10 December 2009

Enchanted Parks - Camera person and editor

Working alongside Tom Marsham, who was producing and directing the project, we made a film for the Enchanted Parks Event in Saltwell Park, Gateshead.

We worked with a group of older people from Fountain Court Sheltered Housing using the theme of The Twelve Days of Christmas. A table top was the central focus point with activity performed on the table by the participants over 4 days. The final film has been projected in the park from 9th-13th Dec 09.

The whole process has been really enjoyable and as my parents and Grandparents are from Gateshead it been quite special for me making work there. Much of the choreography was devised on the spot so I had to respond to this organically which was both challenging and fun. The film is silent which meant that I could purely edit on a visual basis, which after having done a number of documentaries was quite liberating. We took the participants on a trip to view it last night and they were really pleased with the results and were pleasantly amused at seeing themselves projected in a Park that most of them used to play in as children. 

Press info: www.journal

Tuesday 10 November 2009

Thoughts from residency-week 2

To come into the room with notions of who you are through movement. People bring their signature, mostly it is pre considered, pre rehearsed, cerebal and fascinatingly so. I try and bring it back to the body. What is happening here, then,  what else is happening here? I use the tools of the camera ignited by my own curiosity.  

I focus in on a particular part of the body that I feel gives me some information that the rest of the body doesn't. 'A tell.' Or maybe it is simply the part of the body that interests me the most. The whole body is too overwhelming, there is so much information, like having all the pages of a book laid in front of you. I am picking the pages.

Sunday 1 November 2009

Artist in Residence-Movement Signatures

I have a 2 week residency supported through Dance House and Workroom-Tramway from 02.11 to 13.11. Throughout I am filming a small number of individual movement signatures. These are movements that people perceive to be unique to them. If I asked you present one move which summed you up what would it be?
People from a number of different backgrounds are coming to spend time with me in the studio on a 1:1 basis. In turn, I will devise film responses to each movement by filming it in a way that is pertinent to that movement.
The aim is to develop the work for a multi-screen presentation in 2010.

I have a sharing of work from the 1st week of the residency at UK Theatre School, Glasgow on Friday 6th Nov 4.30-5.30. All are welcome.