A 16mm film documenting The Teapot Challenge which took place at Camberwell College of Art in March 2017. Six technicians and tutors from the college submitted a teapot and the works were judged on there originality, weight and pouring abilities.
The makers include Jonathan Armisted, Taslim Martin, Julia Parks, Richard E Smith, Maiko Tsutsumi, Adamina Turek.
(8'24/Hand developed standard 8mm transferred to HD/2013)
Collaboration between Jaime Peschiera, Julia Parks and eight artists. Produced during the 2013 No.w.here Summer School in Bethnal Green, London. The film includes (in order) John Smith, Lee Patterson, George Barber, Leah Borromeo, Grupa Spomenik/Monument Group, Peter Kennard and Cat Phillipps, Omar Kholeif and Aura Satz.
The double image represents footage shot by Parks & Peschiera on one side & and footage shot by each artist on the other. The accompanying sound is from a series of interview recordings carried out during filming.
Hellesylt is a small town in Norway, near the famous Geiranger Fjord. The film documents the activity on the Fjord, including, the coming and going of the local ferry, a visiting cruise ship, fishing boats and fisherman. The film was made in September and October, towards the end of the season, before the onset of winter.
From June to August 2015, I assisted a Museum curator with the selection, cataloguing and re-packing of 600 objects from the Camberwell Collection. The objects were originally purchased by ILEA (The Inner London Education Authority) in the early 50’s – 70’s and were used as a handling collection in primary and secondary schools. The original aim of the handling collection was to give children a ‘good sense of design’ and the objects are a mixture of one off and mass produced items from many different parts of the world.
In 1989 ILEA closed and the collection was donated to Camberwell School of Art, although a parts of the collection has been used at the University since then, much of it is still in the packaging from 1989 and has not been looked at since then. This film documents a small percentage of the objects we catalogued during this time.