5 November 2009
I presented a paper about Swap shots at ISEA 2009, an international symposium for electronic arts that was held in Belfast this year. Each year it takes place in a different location. It was a huge event, taking place across Ireland, with exhibitions in Dublin as well as Belfast. It was really interesting to re-visit the project. I got in touch with everyone to find out if they could give me feedback about their experience which I could incorporate in my presentation. There were so many keynote speakers, special sessions and discussion panels at the Symposium, that it was impossible to do everything over the five days that I was there. One of the best things for me was the chance to connect with friends and colleagues from all over the UK and also from India and Australia. It was also incredibly exciting to meet new people and make new connections with artists and writers from so many parts of the world.
23 November 2008
These stills are from films by Sreejata Roy in India. Her films are called Stationary Journey and I have used them to form the framework for the compilation film for the whole project.
I wish to thank everyone who took part in the project. Without their enthusiasm, talent and skill, this project would not have been successful. Over thirty people created new films on their mobile phones which were then exchanged, again by mobile phone, with each other. Some people made just one film, while others made upwards of a dozen. Approximately one third of the participants were based in Shetland. Other locations included Australia, China, England, Germany, India, the Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Scotland and the United States.
I have been working on making a compilation film from the project. It is being exhibited in two locations in November and December - at the Shetland Arts Bonhoga Gallery Stairwell Projection Space and at ET4U Contemporary Art in Westjutland in Denmark. The project generated approximately 140 films, most of which are six seconds long. The compilation film is 18 minutes, 36 seconds long.
27 August 2008
Huge apologies for those of you who have been looking for new posts here over the last few weeks. I have been battling against cat dander! I am hoping to get back into the swing of things again soon, so I will be trying to re-start the film exchanges. I have received some new films from Norway and India, which I will try to post soon.
I have been organising files and folders today and discovered this set of film stills some of which I believe haven't been posted.