…And Action

The films are now all taking place in action and will be right till the end of the residency.

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A poem left behind by one of the participants:

“A lion wound up in a lab

whose pin pricks bore into a stab

His moaning soul drowned to a sound

Once fierce but now an aching howl

Before times lashed him to the ground

With pride he’d roam and prowl

Survive, provide and hide the scowl.

All stoic hunters shall fall fold

When evolution falls behind

The haunting instincts in their minds. “

-BP

Documenting The Process

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Today I met with Lyndsey Lupe (trying on the red wig) to talk and discuss our collaboration on a film for the project.

The film will be called GAG:

Five minutes of sound and visuals set at conveying an urgency to harness and utilise our freedom of expression.

The aim of the soundtrack is to evoke feelings of frustration when passionate voices are replaced with ambiguous, uncomfortable noises to convey the increasingly overwhelming power of a dystopian society over the individual.

The imagery aims to convey the possibility of being silenced if we are unable to overcome our collective confusion and complacency at the present time.

The aim is to inspire bold expression in the face of current and future censorship, to challenge authority and its increasing grip.

Scene lengths to be synchronised in accordance with the fibonacci sequence, with the soundtrack tuned to 432 hertz.

This is a little taster of the soundtrack:

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I also did another painting today. Structure seems to be coming together.

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Compared to yesterdays.

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Creation of the space

Creativity is a difficult thing to harness.

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Amongst meeting in preparation for the filming process,

and gathering of props,

I’ve decorated the space in a way which aids my personal creativity,

and am experimenting with ways in which to find the key to unlock the gate to creativity.

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One of the methods I’m using is trying to paint every day… this is a relatively new thing for me

– I’ve never really been a painter.

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It’s about pushing myself within limitations to create something within a realm I don’t necessarily have experience interacting with. Breaking yourself to the point of complete dissipation only to piece it all together again through creativity, an energy and connection to something beyond.

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John Cleese’s lecture on creativity raises an important point:

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I watched this today too:

Residency by Katia Ganfield

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With a background in film (and a particular interest in VHS) and music, Katia has been involved within the industry from an early age of fifteen, through her own accord. She has been involved with platforms across varied media outlets including NME, Vice, Channel 4, The Guardian, to name a few.

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During her residency at Anatum’s, she will be exploring the state of today’s society, and a creative’s place within it,experimenting with psychological interaction through the medium of film.

This project will be called 48 HOURS, where 5 films will be filmed over the two weeks and edited within a forty eight hour period, encouraging creativity within such limitations.

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This project will be privately screened at Anatums towards the end of January 2015, when her residency comes to an end.

INSPIRATIONS

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TETSUO THE IRON MAN

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ENTER THE VOID

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IRREVERSIBLE