#seeingbidspaces : Episode Two

The second part of the sub project on Re-Seeing public art in Birmingham : an Initial Outcome.  Informing Contexts, MA, Falmouth University

I wrote on 22nd February about the group I facilitated which actively captured a part of their city over a three week period.  This concluded and I downloaded all 480 images (see below, figure1) onto a single composite image to firstly demonstrate the diversity and number of constitutions but also to establish any patterns or complementarity .

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figure 1

I will, in due course, make a decision to develop this strand of work further.  It does not currently integrate into the ‘Empty’ series I continue to make.  It stands in its own right and does demonstrate that sub projects (in this case a community-led approach to photography and urban experience) may take on a life that is not umbilically linked to what expands into core work but shows a diversity and flexibility in approach and learning.

The exercise has however provoked interest and the lead consultant of a bid for Arts Council England funding incorporated my city walking and participation technique into the proposal to involve the community whilst the Thresholds exhibition is hosted in Birmingham.  The bid was successful so I shall be undertaking this work in the summer of 2017.


Thresholds in London, preceding the Birmingham phase https://www.somersethouse.org.uk/whats-on/mat-collishaw-thresholds

Thresholds in Birmingham http://visitbirmingham.com/what-to-do/festivals-events/art-photography-culture/thresholds/