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Language: Live Digital Film Improvisation 13th-14th June 7.30pm

Check the website for more info!: MESHWORKS

Due to all the diverse social groups living in the area, (and the different agendas of the organisations and groups that are influencing its development), there can be seen moments of conflict as well as moments of sublime inclusivity while walking around the area. Our plan is to film the area over the next few weeks, capturing such moments, with a very small standard definition DV camera. The footage gathered will then be processed with a view to re/deterritorialising the area. The live show will be an improvised edit of this footage (unconsciously influenced by the audience) and the associated sound improvisation will be made entirely from processed sounds sourced from the digital video footage gathered (conversation snippets, field sounds etc). Anna will also be improvising narrative, conversations, and singing, in response to the live image and sound edits. The area changes dramatically from daytime to the evening and this social, and lit architectural, split we see as being one of the key methods for exploring the territory.

We wish to explore how the audience may to some extent influence the outcome of the work by altering our performance (our edit), as a result of adapting to our perceptions of their reactions to it while we are producing it (Being consciously aware however as to if we are performing in conflict, or appeasement, to the reaction of the audience). This phenomena of the audience influencing a work I’m familiar with from similarly improvised films I used to perform in art galleries and other performance spaces in the early 90’s under the name ‘Deconstructed Cinema’. In order to explore the audience affect/response effectively our performance should naturally be done within the area itself, so that the audience will have a direct familiarity with the processed footage that we will be using. It will also be preferable to do the performance in more than one space in the area, as different venues attract different sections of society that are resident in and around Stokes Croft (thereby producing a different outcome of edits and completed film). Hopefully we will provide the audience with an alternative perspective on their home and the people that they share it with.

The show itself will be a single screen performance, and the live sound and image edits will be performed with two PCs. The performance will be between one and one and a half hours in length. We would like to perform it twice in one day, once in the daytime and once in the evening so as to attract different audiences.

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