Collaboration in Progress
Personal and Professional Development
Problem Solving and Resilience
This was an open call put forward by Marion Phillini a collective of Wimbledon MFA alumni who work in the media of video. Having been involved in a previous video project in our first module my mindset was very different. Instead of worrying that this was not part of my usual practice I approached it with how can all the artists I work with utilise this opportunity to benefit their work. The groups were selected by a names out of the hat draw and I was selected to work with Emily Twyford, Jacquelyn Hodges, and Tom Waring. The fascinating side of this random selection is that we all work under the umbrella of painting. After being given a video project brief and some written instructions the task was set as to how we would approach the challenge.
After a few attempts at videoing various scenarios in different locations Tom came up with the idea of each one of us videoing within our homes using the criteria set by Marion Phillini which encompassed privacy, voyeurism, intimacy and exclusion.
The video editing was hugely down to Emily who worked incredibly hard in the short time given to produce a video which we could submit to Marion Phillini. All of us were involved in the selection of the video footage submitted but ultimately it was Emily who choose how to edit the footage.
I felt that this was a much better collaboration than my first experience with the Kimathi Donker, 'War and Peace' as not only did I have a chance to create my own video piece I also was working with other people who wanted to produce a professional result albeit within a very short space of time.
Ultimately I feel that we all valued this experience and put a good effort into producing some footage. Additionally, I believe that we had a good overlap of approaches to make a more interesting video piece.
I felt that the final cut of the video may have needed some refinements with the actual editing and the ending of the piece was rather abrupt, but overall a really good attempt.