Precious Little is the collective title of an ongoing series of videos by Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard. The series comprises of unscripted video portraits of groups of young people talking directly to camera about love and loss.
Forsyth & Pollard use the premise of the home made compilation tape (the "mix-tape") as a trigger to spark each of their subjects into talking candidly. Their dynamically paced editing jumps back and forth between the subjects - mixing meaning, blurring narratives, and heightening the oscillations between brash self-confidence and crushing uneasiness. These works embody an acute understanding of music's ability to act as an extra-linguistic communicative bond, and the mixtape as an "intimate personally curated mnemonic archive".
To date, the series comprises:
Fucked up lover (2001)
Made for Hobbypop Museum, Dusseldorf
Everybody else is wrong (2003)
Made for Pavilion Projects, Montreal
Anyone else isn't you (2005)
Made for The Hospital, London
Make me yours again (2007)
Made for the Moving Image Centre, Auckland
Anyone else isn't you is included in the collection of the Tate Gallery, London.