Niko has been coming to the same bar for the last ten months, looking for one woman. When Rebel, a young documentary filmmaker, hears his story he immediately sees potential for a film and travels across the country to meet her.
Traversing the boundaries between popular documentary, filmmaking and installation, this work not only references and connects the many different ways we experience moving image today, but also interrogates ideas of production, authorship and veracity.
Presented at my degree show as an installation, with the film playing split-screen over two Apple Mac screens in what was made to look like an editing room, the means of presentation aimed to investigate the possibilities of expanding moving image practice beyond the screen and how it can engage directly with the audience.
I wrote and directed this film with the aid of the CCW Artist Moving Image Fund Award, which awards up to £500 for students to make moving image work, and which I won for the second year in a row (the first year's film can be seen here - vimeo.com/94283254). The film was then screened along with six other grant-winners' works at South London Gallery on May 21st.
I then showed the film as my final piece at my Fine Art Degree Show at Wimbledon College of Art, where it was awarded the Moving Image Award 2014 by LUX. (LUX is an international arts agency that supports and promotes artists’ moving image practice and the ideas that surround it - lux.org.uk/)