On Wednesday 8th June, myself and Lucie MacGregor used Josh Collings' collaborative Storage Space to do a number of performances relating to both of our practises,
We firstly filmed 'Conversation' a spoken word piece, where both our figures are obscured by hoodies, I wear red for Liverpool and she wears blue for Huddersfield. with our phones in our hands we read from local headlines of Merseyside and Yorkshire. Responding to our feelings of 'otherness' due to our regional accents. When reading the headlines the topics devolve from stabbings and robberies to bees being released in town centres and local celebrities top bars. The piece examines media portrayals of northern reality, both our current work centres around disconnection and displacement and anxiety over modern reality and our shared otherness is portrayed through this work.
After filming I burnt a dvd disc of the film, when entered onto the large retro living room telly I have as the centre piece of the Installation the video glitched wildly, an error in my encoding and translation into the dvd form the text and our bodies gitter and repeat whilst the audio remains untouched. This was the perfect mistake in exporting as our bodies appear trapped in this media representation glittering and glitching in place, the two hooded figures, trapped in the metal holds on the Storage Unit.