Inspired by the extensive revisions, suggestions and edits made by Ezra Pound to T.S. Eliot’s manuscript of The Waste Land, Nothing from Nothing was a fleeting, collaborative residency examining editing as a creative process. Over the course of one weekend in April 2018, ten professional artists came together in Margate, the area where Eliot himself found inspiration for the seminal poem.
I’ve just completed this short film for Colin Riley, a London based composer. Colin’s new work ‘Songs of Coiled Light’ makes use of multi-sensory elements to provide a different kind of listening experience based on his research into hearing impairment. Featuring bass clarinetist Gareth Davis and live electronics designer Carl Faia it was filmed during a residency and several live performances taking place as part of the SoundFestival in Aberdeen.
Thibault Jehanne and I have now arrived in Lens and will be carrying out a residency here during March. We are working together to make a film however we both feel that the collaborative and creative processes behind it are equally important. This site will be regularly updated and act as a document to collate our ideas and reinforce reflection within our collaboration.
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I’m excited to announce that this March I will be collaborating with French artist Thibault Jehanne to complete a residency in Lens, northern France. The residency is in association with The ADRT 62 – Mission Louvre-Lens Tourisme as part of the ICR (Inter-regional Culture-led Regeneration) project.
We’ll be working together to create a body of process-led work which will later be shown in Lens and Kent. I will be maintaining a blog for the duration of the project, the domain for which will be posted later this month.
Thiabault Jehanne (Caen, France) and Sophie Dixon (Kent, UK) are cross disciplinary artists working predominately with text, installation, audio and film. Their work has been exhibited within Kent and Northern France and is rooted within site specific projects. Addressing themes of presence, absence, memory and human trace they explore the dialogue between physical location and its interpretation. Exploring ways of interpreting the ghostly traces which lie upon the landscape and crystallising that experience within their process.
I’m excited to be working for Brighton based Blast Theory during January and February.
Blast Theory is renowned internationally as one of the most adventurous artists’ groups using interactive media, creating groundbreaking new forms of performance and interactive art that mixes audiences across the internet, live performance and digital broadcasting. Led by Matt Adams, Ju Row Farr and Nick Tandavanitj, the group’s work explores the social and political aspects of technology. Drawing on popular culture and games, the work often blurs the boundaries between the real and the fictional.
Press release [here]