Friday, 11 May 2018

Thanks to those who helped with THEMSELVES HERE TOGETHER

I'm still buzzing from last night's preview of THEMSELVES HERE TOGETHER. The whole exhibition and preview would not have been such a success without the assistance of a number of special people and the amazing staff at The Word.

I could easily spend hours thanking all those involved in the develop of the work, but there are a few specific people who deserve an extra-special mention.

Firstly, Sarah Grundy for being an excellent person to collaborate with. The process has been wholly positive and enriching. Lets do more work together!

Edwin Li has been a huge support. He provided us with access to a range of his equipment, including his loop pedal, helped transport kit to and from The Word, manned the merchandise table as well as documenting the performance - talk about multi-tasking!

Drone Ensemble for producing such wonderful sonorous sounds and allowing me to edit them to be part of THEMSELVES HERE TOGETHER.

Leah Millar at Hands On Film Lab for introducing me to the joys of 16mm cameraless film animation. This was the technique I used to create the visuals for the installation, and although it is incredibly time consuming and fiddly, I have grown very fond of what this way of working enables me to create.

Mark Rowden at The Word for being the technical whizz behind the StoryWorld. Despite the numerous technological problems we faced throughout the install, Mark remained calm and continued to find ways to reach a solution.

Richard Barber for his continued support and assistance from the first day that I submitted my exhibition proposal to The Word.

Emma and Gemma at The Word who have helped with the marketing and promotion of the exhibition. 

Suzanne, a member of library staff at The Word who came to the rescue last night during the preview when she was able to get the audio to start playing again after it had mysteriously stopped. We still don't know what she did to solve the problem, but her magical finger did the trick and the show went on!

Matthew Pickering for his assistance with AfterEffects, the new software that I had to learn in order to map the videos to the walls so that the projections did not spill onto the floor and ceiling.

Arts Council England, for providing funding to enable me to realise the whole project.

Apologies to anyone I have forgotten to give a specific mention to.

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