Often working with themes such as ‘documentation’, ‘copyright’, ‘authorship’ and ‘longevity’, my practice is concerned with how things exist, remain and relate to each other. This new short film, (which exists as part of a wider project containing a live work at The Basement, Brighton) explores the new law regarding our right to be forgotten introduced in 2014.
During the residency I have been focused on the journey of the work and the relationships between the different artistic disciplines: dance, animation and film. Working together each artistic strand has been chosen to portray the immortality and non-anonymity of the digital self that is created through the process of online participation and to highlight the unconscious data trail we generate.
The Flare strand of the Ignition Random Acts Network, guides artists aged between 16 & 24 years old to take a ready to go a film idea through the professional production process to delivery for a potential broadcast. Being commissioned under this strand has enabled me to turn a film around within a short time period of time and having my own space to use to think and invite artists I am working with to, for example dramaturge Lou Cope has been of great value.
The research and development I have been carrying out will also go towards my new live work Digital Tattoo in November. See details here.
Katie is supported by South East Dance’s Emerging Artist Programme and Otherplace Productions.
Source – Blast Theory Blog