ONES – week 6

From the start of this project Miku and I have said that it would be an experiment, where we would discover what happens if you give two collaborators from two different disciplines the same material, which has been created together, to edit an individual film of the exact same length, using the exact same soundtrack.

Since we are each editing at the moment from individual perspectives without communicating about the process, we are bound to have two very different films that will come together through location, sound, style and performance.

Miku is a choreographer who explores the space with her whole body, merging it in to the environment. As a visual artist, I explore the space through a camera lens and frame, putting my body outside of the environment to let my eyes make a composition of the different elements within it. Therefore, our methods of exploring the various locations will have been different and thus it will affect our editing processes.

This by far is the most fascinating and thrilling part of the project so far, because we can’t predict the exact outcome. I’m very excited to see the differences and similarities between how Miku and I see, think and explore when we are not creating together in person.

ONES
2 women
2 countries
2 disciplines
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1 installation

Miku_falling©ANNE•_2014

Photo by © ANNE• 2015

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ONES – week 5 – Editing

Over the last weeks Miku and I have been in conversation with our composers Cassie Kinoshi and Jack Goodwin to come to three separate soundtracks. Both composers have very different styles and backgrounds, which makes for an intriguing input for our editing process. At the beginning of April they received our selected sounds, film stills and impressions. From there they each took the sounds to a new level where the sounds were stretched, distorted and shaped into a rhythmic soundtrack.
Since their soundscapes are simultaneously our timelines in order for Miku and I to edit our films to independently, it will be a real experiment to see how their work influences our editing process.

Miku and I are now in the process of choosing specific footage from each location to start this editing process. The aim for us is to both have the same footage to edit with, but not to communicate on how we are going to edit it before or while we are editing.

The planning was to start this process back in April, but due to serious computer malfunction we had to postpone this process to June.
We will keep you posted on this exciting project of which we are planning a showing of work in progress in the beginning of July!

ONES
2 women
2 voices
2 countries
2 disciplines
2 intuitions
2 rhythms
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1 installation

Miku_falling©ANNE•_2014Photo by © ANNE• 2015

 

In conversation with Liz Atkin

Last Friday I met with the inspiring artist Liz Atkin, to have a talk about her practice, my final showcase and making artistic choices.

At the beginning of my current master study Creative Practice Liz gave a workshop during the module Performance Making in which she made us come out of our heads and into our bodies by using the technique collage.

I had planned to take you all even a step further during the workshop, by letting you have a three dimensional response to your initial paper collage.’
However, time flew by while we were working and before we knew it it was time to pack-up, but the process did not stop there for me. At arriving home I immediately started to make three other collages over the next week and I even used it in choosing material for my collaboration on PERFORMANCE with Libby Wade. This rediscovering of the collage technique opened my eyes.

Throughout my creative practice, and even as a kid, I have used the collage technique to create in-depth work. The technique allows you to access your intuition and create a state of flow in which you create without right or wrong whilst emerging yourself completely in the doing.

During our conversation Liz gave some great insight on work processes and made me have a real brain fart when I discovered that I have been using collage in not only the editing phase of  my final showcase, but also during the filming and designing, yes even running and writing phase of my final project. This discovery will definitely become a thread through my thesis writing.

She encouraged me, much like my tutor Tom Paine, to call myself an artist first and let the medium I use to create my work be no more defining than a means or tool to present the ideas I have.

Check out Liz Atkin‘s artwork and have a listen to her latest interview with the BBC at 35:14min.

collageLizAtkin© ANNE• 2014

Photo & work by © ANNE• 2013