Monday, 22 September 2008
Since our sign-off from CALM2008, Eleanor and I took much-needed summer breaks, though we still managed to discuss the kinds of engagement and experiences that may further emerge from what was powerful and thought-provoking for all concerned - and for many who experienced the photo-postcard outputs of Jamie, Jamie, Nicole and Adam's work (for evidence, take a look at the comments at the first link, above). Currently, we are seeking funding for project work that will allow for more in-depth visual and textual narrative work, based around the lives and experiences of other individuals and groups in Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire. Whilst this is no easy task, we hope that the key of our thoughtful approach will fit the lock of some organization's desire for arts, cultural, social, community and intellectual stimulation - to name but five. We feel good about where this work is taking us and what it's doing for the people that we're engaging with along the way (including those who help out with our informal research, piloting of ideas and questions - pertinent and impertinent).
As a clear pathway emerges, we will create a new webspace to document that. In the mean-time, we have a catch-up with Jamie, Jamie, Nicole and Adam to arrange - they'll be wondering what comes next, as are we.
Thursday, 10 July 2008
Images 81 – 90 Images 91 – 100
Early feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. We really are honoured, humbled and touched to have received such fantastically open responses to our risk enquiry. To read these and to join in and add your own response, click here.
On Monday 14 July, the CALM2008 team of Jamie, Jamie, Nicole, Adam, Eleanor and I will meet up to review and discuss possible next steps for this work.
Forthcoming for this blog:-
Scanned handwritten response postcards (to be added to the comments page)
Wednesday, 2 July 2008
#02 Grip (Studio sesion, Stoke College):
#12 Sir (Jamie T. capturing Mr Gold, James Brindley Science College)
#22 Lob (Jamie H., football at Staffordshire University):
#25 Glow (Door handle, James Brindley Science College):
#32 Sunshine (Trentham Lake):
#34 Faded (The Leopard, Burslem):
#42 Red (football shirt, Trentham Lake):
#43 Opportunistic (Mrs Hurst (l), Mrs Brereton (c), Eleanor B. (r), Portraits session, James Brindley Science College):
#44 Relaxed (Nicole W. and Adam D., Trentham Lake):
#45 Humble (Jimmy Cairns, writer, speaking to young man):