So here is a film i made to be shown at the STARTING TO SEE THE END exhibition described in my previous post.
This was filmed on location at the very lovely 15th-century St Triduana’s Aisle, Restalrig, Edinburgh. The call and response singing was done on site by myself and Yvonne and the fancy choral singing towards the end is by the Penicuik Vault Singers. Thanks to Nik Paget-Tomlinson for the excellent sound design and editing.
The following 2 photographs and captions are taken from Yvonne Buskie’s web site:
Wall painting evolved during the gallery residency. Made by the all the named artists and visitors to the exhibition. Section 4m x 3m
Christine Devaney and Yvonne Buskie during the closing performance 23rd August 2017 (with Luke Sutherland.) Photo Margarita Vazquez Ponte
Here are a couple of films i made about the ThinkArts residency i recently participated in (see previous few posts).
Island: A multi sensorial experience for small children
So our joint installation Island, came and went, the fruit of three weeks of talks, discussion, sharing, videos, music, walking, theatre, building, a lot of crawling about under things on hands and knees and…er donuts, a lot of donuts.
Anyway here is a glimpse of some of the things we made:
Most importantly it was the culmination of all these things finally tried and tested by the young audience for whom it was bespokely (is that a word?) created. It lasted for a couple of hours max as opposed to the week it took to conceive, assemble and install but then is that not one of the joys of art? an ephemeral moment that lives on in the memory rather than lingering on in the place.
For myself as an artist and practitioner it was a highly rewarding experience, working on a common goal and collaborating with people from other disciplines and backgrounds is as good as it gets for me and for sure i developed work i would not or could not have done on my own.
ThinkArts residency – artists from Kolkata and Edinburgh. Participants: Ruchira Das, Dana Roy, Margarita Vazquez Ponte, Yvonne Buskie, Nik Paget-Tomlinson. This Residency was funded by Imaginate and the British Council with partnership support from the City of Edinburgh Council and Edinburgh University.
Very much enjoying the halloween inspired windows of greyfriars art shop at the moment, particularly enjoying the fact that the names mentioned do not consist entirely of dead white men!