Intentions v.1 –
Intentions is part of an ongoing work that began on residency at The Banff Centre in Canada in 2013.
Participants of the “Our Literal Speed” residency were asked via email to submit a how to / instructional You Tube video that related specifically to their art practice.
Intentions was conceived both through and with digital interfaces. Artists became active participants and collaborators by clicking, scrolling and mining You Tube to find a clip for re-use and re-circulation, that would speak not only to their current artistic practice, but also their intentions whilst on the thematic residency.
The resulting output was organised according to the hierarchical structure of a framed poster that was displayed in a studio hallway during the two month residency. Serving as an identifier, the poster featured photographic portraits of each of the participants.
As Intentions unfolds, the screen becomes a multiplicity of moving images, yellow text is used to identify each participant as twelve You Tube videos become locked in a battle for recognition. Each video vying for attention becomes part of an ongoing performance.
Working simultaneously with digital interfaces whilst also addressing these interfaces Intentions becomes not only an archival and indexical representation of artistic intention and production, but also an object to be exhibited and documented in a gallery space.
Intentions was first screened at the 2013 Banff Centre open studios. Version 2 is currently in production and features artists from the “out of site” exhibition at Articulate Project Space.
Currently in production this work examines 30 adaptations of Bram Stoker’s Dracula as
they inhabit the same screen. A short excerpt is below.
Currently in production NADA is part of an ongoing series
of investigations into change blindness/edit blindness as
an example of non-cartesian cognition. This first iteration
takes all of the edit/cut points from the film They Live to
reveal an alternate sequence of events .Dialogue adapted
from the original script examines the protagonists