With advice from METAL I also successfully applied for further funding through the Arts Council’s Grants for the Arts scheme. This extended our budget for R&D, to enable the purchase of equipment and software and to cover costs for Darren, a dancer and myself to work together between February and November 2014. This has given us a fantastic opportunity to more fully investigate our collaboration and to work towards new work comprising – potentially – film, film installation, live art and dance.
The R&D project is structured as a series of two day workshops, each recorded on video. This footage is reviewed before the next workshop and what has been learnt is fed into the research.