Low Residency 2017 – day 1

February 2017 – start of the latest Low Residency intensive 10 days.

At Camberwell College of Arts a huge building project has been taking place over the past 15 months. There is now a large empty building, structure complete but inside a simple concrete shell. We were able to get access to the building for a couple of hours to gather material, photos, videos, sound etc. Soon the fit out contractor will start their work so this was a key moment to get inside as the building will never be like this again in the future. In a strange way it was a privilege to both look at and listen to the building at this passing moment in time.

We spent the rest of the day mashing together the gathered material. Small groups worked on what they had collected and at the end of the day we watched and listened to it all. There were videos of juxtaposed images and sound, sketches, strange narrative structures with eerie sound, a virtual reality environment and some 360 degree layered video.

Here is a small taste of some of the outputs, we will add more soon (turn your volume up!):

360 degree video – if you view this link in Chrome browser you can click and drag through 360 degrees, or view on a phone in the youtube app and move your phone around to see the full effect.
http://manolis.xyz/day1/ (thanks to student Manolis Perrakis for editing and hosting this video)