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The second in Open Cinema's workshops was developed and lead by Ed Webb-Ingall.

Ed's research looks to recover, reactivate and revive the history and practice of community video. Ed gave a brief  account, from 1968 to 1981 of the development of a medium and moving image style that continued the tradition of direct cinema (cinema verité) although with radically different in form and content—that of community video making.

Supported by public funding, the community video movement enabled groups and individuals to use a media that was often used to misrepresent them - through broadcast television, to  engage in new forms of collective self-representation.  Video’s DIY possibilities was often a technology to encourage community organization.

#TransActing; A market of values I participated in Critical Practice to produce;

#TransActing: A Market of Values
Saturday, 11th July 2015, 12 - 5pm

This bustling pop-up market featured artists, designers, donorpreneurs, publishers, civil-society groups, academics, ecologists, activists and others who creatively explore existing structures of evaluation and actively produce new ones.

A market connects peoples’ needs and desires, through things, sometimes material things, via mediums of exchange, transactions. Markets are a bundle of simple technologies interlocked to form an ecology.

I will contribute to a discussion on The Market, which I take to be the Art Market at the ICA in London.

An Auction

 

Open Cinema

OPEN CINEMA: HOME

A screening festival celebrating digital filmmaking and Hackney Including world premiere of 24 hour Hackney: A City Symphony

Saturday 21 November, 4-8pm
Open School East
The Rose Lipman Building
43 De Beauvoir Rd
London N1 5SQ

Open Cinema is an 8-month digital film project led by artist Neil Cummings.

Working with a pool of film professionals and enthusiasts, Open Cinema collectively researched, found and made digital films. In the spirit of collaborative learning, we explored the role of film in representing and reactivating people and places, especially Hackney. It's been amazing.

 

Order of events:

16.00pm Refreshments and cakes provided by OSE associate Michael Whitby, with activities.
16.30pm Screening programme starts
18.30pm Dinner, and world premier of 24Hour Hackney
19.30pm Final screening and close.

Shock City: tracing

As a contribution to Shock City, I experimented with a live-tracing of the values that were valued. It's a method developed from the Tracing Values research custer

Shock City: Resilience and the Anthropocene

 

Shock City was the launch the Year of Resilience (YoR) a two-day international event featuring practitioners from Chelsea, Camberwell and Wimbledon Colleges of Art and beyond.   It was hosted  in the Banqueting Hall, Chelsea College of Arts, London.

Resilience can be understood as the capacity of a bounded network - a person, bacterial culture, a forest, a city or an economy - to deal with change and continue to develop. It is a response to shocks and disruption, like an infection, financial crisis or climate change that spurs creative practice and encourages renewal. Resilience is a means of taking action and creating sustainable ways to co-exist within our biosphere.  

 You can see some of the live-tracings

Table Lamp

 

For my table, I made a lamp.

erraticsIn March, an insurgent research group I am part of visited Genva to meet with artists, academics and activists at CCC, part of HEAD (Haute école d'art et de design). We were introduced to, and inspired by their nascent work on the Anthropocene Atlas of Geneva (TAAG). Sensing large scale climatic changes and understanding how human activities are influencing these changes, is complex and challenging.  As a result, the reserachers in Geneva are working on micro-investigations in the city, developing local indicators, indicators we learnt to call erratics, of long term climatic change while identifying institutions and communities experimenting with resilience to the changes to come. You can read about our walks, meetings and presentations.

We borrowed some of their methods, and one of our London group, Karel Doing curated the first in our Anthropocene Walk(s), London. I took some tracings of the day and wrote into them later...

Atelier Brancusi

 

An iteration of Brancusi's studio, Paris, June 2015

After many years knowing about his work, as part of Re-source at Foundation Gallery Lafayette in Paris, I finally met Neil Cummings.

Lafeyette Re-source 

Any Other Business I collaborated with Neil Farnan and Metod Blejec to produce a currency for #TransActing.

About a year ago, we started discussing the possibility of developing  a Local Currency (LC) for #TransActing; a Market of Values. We thought it would be good to have a medium which could be used to exchange knowledge, goods and services, and at the same time a technology to heighten awareness to what was being transacted, i.e., attention, time, care, and by whom. These are things that, traditionally, money tends to erase. We wanted the currency to be one of the places where the various values transacted at the market, would leave a trace.

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