Shelf Lives : The Big Night at the Tower documentary.
The Big Night at the Tower was a powerful experience for me, mostly because of the strong engagement between the visitors and the work. I can honestly say I've never seen a crowd so collectively and openly engaged at an art event. Here's a short documentary make by Eileen Aldous and Stuart Brindle at EMP creative video :
The visitors weren't browsing, they were looking actively and talking to each other about what they saw. That's always been what I wanted for my work after it walks out of the studio on it's own legs :
The reason for that was the conductors - members of the #opensignapse group who carried torches and established connections between the visitors and the work :
I'm at Jaywick Martello Tower taking the show down on Monday, and will be posting the legacy material - three films, documentary stills and catalogue over the next few days.
In a couple of weeks the studio will be open for #opensignapse 6, please get in touch if you are interested in being part of this maker led group. We are already planning follow up shows and more group events.
#opensignapse 6 will the the chance to see some of the work, as well as projection quality versions of the Shelf Lives animation :
The Pinchbeck and Armin live action short made by EMP creative video :
as well as the documentary of the Big Night at the Tower.
More to follow - but now I really have to get off this pesky laptop and and watch some paint dry.