_ Microphytobenthos; the missing sink? “…re-suspension of this biomass by tidal oscillations over intertidal flats, even in low hydrodynamic conditions, generates a net carbon flux from the littoral zones to open coastal basins. Measurements allowed us to estimate that this microphytobenthic compartment, which colonizes a small fraction of the total Earth surface (smaller than the…
150 years ago, Crossness pumping station was built to take advantage of the tides… spectacular home for #ThamesTides, & soon we’ll make another work showing this link – weather, compass, almanac & tide-tables willing
Thames Tides premiered at London’s Cinema Museum in September. The perfect context to pilot Crispin’s pop-up installation idea; projector gantry + 4 hanging paper screens, with a more modest flatscreen in the cafe/bar. Wonderful space, marvellous support from the lovely Ronald, Martin – &Technical Dave. Then the show rolled up into a van and re-emerged…
Our five-screen installation will be on in The Cinema Museum, Kennington, September. 4th, 2-10pm. and September 13-16th. 10-5pm., in the stunning underground Shaft of The Brunel Museum in Rotherhithe Another joint project with Crispin Hughes; more info, including trailers, on the project website And more on the Thames Festival here @TotallyThames #TotallyThames
London’s tides are as big as Cornwall’s. The five-screen installation ‘Thames Tides’ is mostly about immersion – here’s a short trailer for the ‘sidebar film’ See the full installation at The Cinema Museum on September 4th.2016
Extract from forthcoming film ‘The Moon and the City’ – imagine this view obliterated by concrete (see TCOS) And keep Sept.4th free for Thames Tides, in this year’s Thames Festival!
Re-versioning some of their existing films into tablet-based training resources – this one in Yoruba, for Ondo State. Great to work with this purposeful organisation.
Another collaboration with Crispin Hughes, the exhibition ‘Thames Tides’ is at technical rehearsal stage. Watch out for it as part of the 2016 Thames Festival.
Grace John describes working with her donkey to carry water way up the Rift Valley escarpment to the home she made in refuge from the 2008 post-election violence. Work with DSK and Hilda Kathure, sadly in post-production limbo; working animals make a huge difference to people’s lives in Kagoto, but they deserve care and support …
Mass Observation brought young people in to the Digital Humanities Lab for an experimental, creative day, archiving their favourite objects… we produced audio and photographic records of their ideas to be used in an interactive resource Another collaboration with Crispin Hughes
Breathing and breathlessness approached from the arts and humanities; the lived experience and how it can be expressed, in complement to the clinical perspective. Creative performance as much as academic launch – a pleasure to film! And their research work is just beginning…
Hilda Kathure leads a brainstorm to build the storyboard for a training video commission in Kenya. Egyptian, Ethiopian and Kenyan experiences all fed into a clear-cut ‘how-to’ package of booklet and short film.
Short version of a story reminding us about empathy in tough circumstances; working animals and working children
Pleasing request from Ced Hesse of IIED; can they use ‘Moving with the Times‘ to explain pastoralist lives and livelihoods to Ethiopian University students? “…under-graduate and post-graduate curricula of Bule-hora, Jigiga & Semera universities… to contribute to resilient, peaceful and equitable development in the drylands of Ethiopia.” (click to play) The original 2002 commission from SOS Sahel aimed to de-stigmatise ‘feckless wanderers’ and present…
Welfare of children and the animals they live and work with seem to be linked: ‘teaser’ for a longer project on the lives of workers at Gujarati brick-kilns.
So happy some of my favourite time-lapses to be included – Prof.Sella at Royal Society 18:30 Monday 9-2-15 portrait Crispin Hughes
Just back from v engaging commission – brick kilns in India
another film with Wellcome Trust and Hearing the Voice, U.Durham
Adam’s powerful film will be on in a cemetery, for better or worse Looking forward to making more films with Hearing the Voice members soon Saturday 2 August, 4.30 – 6pm Southern Grove Community Centre, Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, London TICKETS are free but bookings are essential
Hurrah, some of my recent collaborative work with young people is online now. They aren’t talking about their OWN sexual experiences: they’re bringing Dr.Ester McGeeney’s research work to life on screen, re-telling interview stories from other young people Rebecca tells ‘Indiah’s’ story Ester’s project blog
Transport matters; for me, that means a bicycle – but in a developing country I might wish for a donkey. Carrying water home, never mind food relief in a drought or other emergency, usually falls to women – and a bit of help saves lives.