As my working methods are very much based on research, much of my residency was used for this purpose and it is first now I have returned to London that I have had time to start editing my other result from the Jeckels Foundation Residency.
It is a short video picture which initially was supposed to be based on a artist party from a well known painting from the area but in a winter setting with local artists from the area but ended up being called The Crisis Meeting and being inspired by the difficulties I found in trying to collaborate with the other artists and the curators at the local art museum in the area as well as a heafty dose of the Credit Crunch and its effects on artists in the comming year. Hence I ended up posing for all the parts.
So my piece is quite start in its outlook and hence the HD video is in greys.
It was also inspired by a book of local photographs taken at and around the historic Jeckels Hotel in the late 19th and early 20 th century, which was where I stayed in a hotel flat with an adjacent studio.