Having spent much time already wondering whether something exists if it isn’t documented, I must admit I didn’ t take the chance of my work not existing and so I had it filmed. Here is the video of The Huge Entity installation being used by amused passers-by. What video can do is communicate effectively (more effectively than my writing anyway) how a piece actually works. Thanks to Neringa for making the film.
In 2008, Encounters toured South Liverpool with a unique multimedia show that presented the stories of the residents back to them in their own spaces. From community centres to peoples’ living rooms, the show (entitled ‘Be My Guest’) was hosted by the residents themselves as part of the Four Corners project. The process was developed into an exhibition held at the Bluecoats Arts Centre in the city centre, and a final performance took place with all the host communities coming together for the event. show credits: Performer – Paul Duckworth. Directed by Ruth Ben-Tovim. AudioVisual design by Luden AV. produced by Encounters. video produced by Luden AV.
Another video that has been sitting quietly for a year. This one is a document of the first Mercy party at St Brides church, Liverpool in June 2008. Poet Nathan Jones collaborated with Wave Machines in creating this performance entitled ‘The Bell’