I am lucky enough to be an A-N artist bursary 2018 recipient. Here is an introduction to my practice and what I am doing with my bursary.
I am an artist who makes moving image and installation through research periods spent working with individuals, small groups, or unknown Youtube subscribers. I am currently working with a birdwatcher to think about how different knowledge shapes what can be seen and making magpie charms in a bid to control the uncontrollable.
After months of writing applications and going to interviews with fully developed projects (always unpaid), which often came to nothing, I decided that I’d rather just work as a bar tender one more day a week and put this money into making new art and look for self directed ways to progress my practice. I was aware that I needed to increase the critical dialogue in my practice, so I applied for an A-N artist bursary for mentoring sessions by the artist Rory Pilgrim and to hold an event to encourage peer to peer critique with artists who make moving image in Devon and Cornwall.
For the next four months I will be attending mentoring sessions with Rory and organising a peer to peer event to take place in July. I’m really looking forward to reflecting on my practice, making the work which has been sat in my head for so long, and organising a banging event.