Christopher Paul Daniels, Mat Fleming, Dennis Isou, Mark Bleakley and Josh Wilson have been confirmed as the artists selected to take part in digital and moving image initiative Connect/Exchange.
Northern Film & Media are working in partnership with The NewBridge Project, Newcastle, Metal in Liverpool and A3 Project Space, Birmingham to host three-week initial research and development residencies with the selected artists. In addition, Daniels, Fleming Isou, Bleakley and Wilson will be supported to connect and exchange ideas with artists and curators in other regions, expand their professional networks and present their practice to the public via an artist’s talk or screening.
Working with the support of The NewBridge Project Christopher Paul Daniels will begin research for ‘Sub-Titled’, a new project investigating notions of ‘Northern’ identity and all the impracticalities and problems that this terminology incurs. He will explore translation processes inherent to film, such as subtitles and over-dubbing, which evaporate dialogue and dialect.
Mat Fleming will work with Metal to respond to several bin-bags full of 35mm cinema adverts he retrieved from a local North East cinema. He intends to extract individual parts of the frames, and reinsert them into film leader, selecting them for their qualities of colour and texture rather than their imagery or context with adjacent frames.
Isou, Bleakley and Wilson, working in collaboration, will use their time with Birmingham’s A3 Project Space and the School of Art to work with a sound artist and an actor, developing their recent work A Crack in the Window, into an informal, table top performance. This will be followed by a publication launch on return to Newcastle.
John Tulip, Managing Director, Northern Film & Media said: “We are thrilled to be able to work with partners across the county to support talented artists with moving image and digital based practices. This is an exciting area, and one we are delighted to be involved with”.
Exchanges take place between 02 and 26 February 2014. Connect/Exchange is supported by Arts Council England through Grants for the Arts, The European Regional Development Fund, and a-n The Artists Information Company.