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02 May

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WIYRT#06 – Baptism

May 2, 2010 | By | No Comments

At the beginning of April I went down to London again to film the next installment of Mercy‘s ‘Wave If You’re Really There’ production in St Leonard’s church. This was the 6th in the series and this event took the theme of Baptism. Cue lots of fantastic watery projections on the church ceiling and also some bizarre performances devised by Karen Mcleod. This video has a bit of behind the scenes chat with the artists involved. You can also check out a trailer for the evening here.

01 Apr

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Maundy Thursday

April 1, 2010 | By |

An Easter treat. Filmed Easter 2008. Screened for the first time easter 2009. Blogged easter 2010.

Read about the project here. Download as an MP4 here.

28 Feb

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"I walk the line"

February 28, 2010 | By |

Artist Thomas Shephard gives a performance exploring public / private space in the city centre. ‘Walking Tour of Liverpool One’ navigates the public circumference of the privately owned Liverpool One shopping development. I was interested to document Thomas’ take on this issue, having already done some work in relation to Liverpool One, both in the The Model City and Make Your Own Liverpool projects. I will also be working one a project later this year researching the history of the site prior to it’s re-development.

“Walking Tour of Liverpool One’ was performed as part of the Bluecoats ‘View From the Grassy Knoll’ event on 27th Feb 2010. An unedited video of the full 20 minute walk can be seen here.

14 Nov

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A Pansy for Michael Causer

November 14, 2009 | By |

Earlier this year I did some filming for Homotopia (Liverpool’s queer culture festival) and Light Factory (Liverpool’s most prolific documentarians) of an event to mark the death of murdered teenager Michael Causer. Michael was severely beaten in a homophobic attack in August 2008 and died of his injuries eight days later.

This event commemorated the memory of Michael and was part of the Pansy Project, an artwork developed by artist Paul Harfleet. Taking part in the remembereance alongside Michael’s family were representatives from the local council, Homotopia, and the Sigma Team, a specialist division of Merseyside Police setup to deal with Hate Crime.

Michael’s murder was not reported in national press (deemed to be of only ‘regional interest’ by the BBC) until there was an outcry in the gay press. ‘The Invisible Death of Michael Causer’, speaks to leading gay rights activists and media commentators to question why this was the case. The film was shot and edited by Tim Brunsden for Homotopia. Both films were shown last night at the Unity Theatre as part of Homotopia Festival.

03 Nov

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Fearful Symmetry

November 3, 2009 | By |

An interview with Angie Hiesl – co-artistic director of ‘TWINS – How do I know I am me?’ – talks about the process of bringing the production to Liverpool.

I spent a day or so watching the rehearsal process in this fantastic space with these surreal symmetries of people and action. It was really great to meet the team and then finally experience the performance, which had a great freedom for the audince to explore and engage and drop out as they pleased.
‘Twins’ was produced by the Bluecoat, and was performed at A-Foundation, Liverpool in July 2009.

18 Sep

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John Smith – 'Seven Gypsies'

September 18, 2009 | By |

The second of the four performances I filmed at John’s house recently. This is an interpretation of a traditional folk ballad, said to date back to 1720. Check out the history of the song here –en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Gypsy_Laddie

Catch him on tour if you can! – myspace.com/johnacousticsmith

03 Apr

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The Last Supper

April 3, 2009 | By | 3 Comments

Last Supper making of

Precisely one year ago I documented the re-enactment of Da Vinci’s The Last Supper by a group from The Art Organisation. The process took place over three days, leading up to the final click of a large format camera shutter by photographers Mccoy Wynne. In embedding myself in the space over that time, I developed an approach to my filming, deciding early on not to use any interviews, and finding a mixtures of camera movement styles based on how I was feeling in response to the action.

The final image and the video document will be shown in gallery 1 at FACT, Liverpool, as part of The Art Organisation’s take over of the space on Maundy Thursday (9th April). I will also be showing the video at View Two Gallery to a Christian discussion group on Wednesday 8th April, 7pm. All welcome. Further representations of Da Vinci’s piece can be found here.

Last Supper flyer

14 Mar

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'Da Boyz' on Channel 4 news

March 14, 2009 | By | No Comments

Channel 4 covered the production of Da Boyz with a small feature that gives a bit of insight into the initiative behind the play.

25 Feb

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The Maccabees – Live

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The Maccabees performing at Korova bar, Liverpool  
The Maccabees website