Film, Media & Performing Arts Research Projects

Spatial Mutuality Symposium

STEPHEN CONNOLLY 2020
Spatial mobilities of people and materials are emerging as important political and cultural issues (of our time). These mobilities may be related to conflicts, urbanisation, material resource extraction and the pressure of economic inequalities of North and South (all of or in any combination of the above). The work of artists in researching and collecting narratives and accounts of migration, uncovering material processes, and charting urban change is crucial in making our world of spatial mutuality visible.

Zabriskie Point Symposium

STEPHEN CONNOLLY 2020
Michelangelo Antonioni’s Zabriskie Point was a critical and commercial failure on its release in 1970. Antonioni was accused of not understanding America; the film was seen as a superficial aesthetic engagement with landscape and the emerging counter culture.

The Spatial Cinema

STEPHEN CONNOLLY 2019
This Blu-ray/DVD collects many years of artists film practice (2002 –18) and consolidates it as a Spatial Cinema. The potential on this disc media platform for paratexts was explored by commissioning contributions from other researchers responding to the work as commentaries and an included 4,000 word essay.

Migration, Material and Urban Mutability Symposium

STEPHEN CONNOLLY 2019
This one-day symposium brought practitioners together to open a dialogue on approaches to the spatiality of the movement of peoples, materials and communities in moving image and photography - areas of pressing concern to artists working with lens-based media and participatory practice.

 

 

Project the Pen

HARRY WHALLEY 2019
In 'Project the Pen', Whalley used an Overhead projector (OHP) to write music in real time for musicians to perform and interpret challenging the boundary of improvisation and composition.

Erasure

BIRGITTA HOSEA 2019
Scouring, scrubbing, sweeping, bleaching, rinsing, brushing away – all of these words refer to different ways of removing dirty marks during the act of cleaning. All of these processes were also used to make the works in Erasure, a body of work brought together as a solo show at Hanmi Gallery, Seoul. 
http://www.hanmigallery.co.uk/exhibitions/current/birgitta-hosea-erasure/images/

Wilderness of Mirrors

SIMON AEPPLI 2018
Developed from Aeppli's short film 'Operation Bogeyman', 'Wilderness of Mirrors' is hybrid-documentary feature film exploring the life of ex-intelligence officer, Colin Wallace. The film spans the shadowy worlds of 1970’s intelligence agencies, black propaganda, psychological warfare, terrorist counter gangs and fake news. The film is currently in development.

Bounded by Time (i)

HARRY WHALLEY 2018
‘Bounded by Time’ investigates how an Over Head Projector (OHP) can be used to write music in real time for musicians to perform and interpret. The boundary of improvisation and composition is challenged through this process.

Winter in Eden - Living with Trump

MAREN HAHNFELD 2017
A 14min slide-motion film set in Eden, a small remote community in Idaho, combines photography, moving image, interviews and soundscape to produce a poetic investigation into historical and geographical reasons for Trump’s victory in November 2016.

G3

NOSKI DEVILLE 2017
Working in collaboration with artist Jananne Al-Ani, G3 is an international, architecturally innovative, site-specific film installation. The extremely large-scale projection and surface mapping required is at the forefront of new ultra-high resolution immersive technology. 

Is it any Good? Value in Independent Film

DOMINIC LEES 2016
Research for a book to be co-authored by Dominic Lees and Dr Max Sexton looking at the production of independent films in the UK since the 1990s.  

Writing Residency

CRAIG JORDAN BAKER 2016
Craig attended a week's writing residency at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre, a flagship residency programme in Ireland for professional, practising artists, to work on his novel 'Of Islands'.

The Lost Picture Album

MAREN HAHNFELD 2016
A combination of poetry, sound and image is used to tell a personal narrative and represent the memory of a teenage girl living in a foreign country.  The work is presented in film and a book. 

Fast Forward: Women in Photography, Then and Now

SARAH JEANS 2015
A symposium, held at the TATE Modern explored the status and status quo of women photographers around the world and asked why so few women are acknowledged as leaders in their field.