Northern Film & Media are working in partnership with Stills, Edinburgh to host an intensive week of initial research and development residencies. In addition, artists will be supported to expand professional networks through a series of gallery visits and studio crits.
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Northern Film & Media and Stills are pleased to announce that the Scotland / NE strand of Connect/Exchange will be extended throughout May and June 2014. This will provide artists Leah Millar, Toby Phips Lloyd, Aideen Doran and Thomas Walker additional access to facilities at Stills throughout these months, allowing them to continue the development of their projects and to build on the connections made during the initial week’s intense residency.
Throughout this time, the artists will continue blogging about their experiences on the Connect/Exchange site, and updates will be posted on twitter – follow #connectexchange to keep up to date.
Toby Phips Lloyd will undertake research for a new Film Noir project currently titled, Is Toby Lloyd a Zombie? The work involves Lloyd playing a detective investigating an artist called Toby Lloyd, who is suspected of attempting to take control of other people via astral projection.
Leah Millar intends to frame and create animated footage of tower blocks using analogue ‘home made’ cameraless film techniques, in combination with sound recordings she has been making with residents of social housing schemes.
Aideen Doran will use footage gathered from a recent residency in Dhaka, Bangladesh to develop her on-going research into the subtle shifts between production and non-production in the information economy and the rhythms of labour it produces.
Tom Walker’s practice is primarily focused on documentary film making as a means of depicting differing modes of organisation and performance at work within given sub-cultures. For Connect/Exchange he will research approaches to gay culture, examining political and aesthetic responses in both times of crisis and celebration.
This is the second strand of the pilot version of Connect/Exchange. The programme supports artists in the initial research and development of new moving image / digital projects, whilst simultaneously facilitating relevant networking and professional development opportunities.
Exchanges take place between 14th and 20th April 2014. Connect/Exchange is supported by Creative Scotland’s Creative Future’s Programme, Arts Council England through Grants for the Arts, The European Regional Development Fund, and a-n The Artists Information Company.
Image: Toby Phips Lloyd – A Defence Against the Rreal (2012) Video Still