Cooper Hewitt, New York
Hands of X is a project exploring radical material choices in prosthetic hands. The researchers are presenting a challenge to the dominant aesthetics of 'realistic' pink plastic and 'cyborg-like' carbon-fibre, replacing them with with felts, woods, leathers, acetates and metals - all in a customisable format that allows wearers to create bespoke hands personal to them. We were invited to join them during their trials, and the first result is a short film giving an intimate snap-shot of the decision-making process.
Hands of X, and the film, are on show as part of the exhibition Access+Ability at Cooper Hewitt, 2 East 91st Street, New York, NY 10128, December 15th 2017 through September 3rd 2018.
George Shaw on tour
The film we made to accompany George Shaw's National Gallery residency has been extended and revised for the exhibition's tour of UK museums and galleries. This 'director's cut' of My Back to Nature can be seen alongside the show in the following venues throughout 2017 and 2018:
The Collection, Lincoln (4 November 2017 – 14 January 2018)
Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery, Exeter (27 January – 8 April 2018)
Southampton City Art Gallery (4 May – 1 September 2018)
The popular Folkestone Triennial ends on the 4th November. We produced 21 video interviews with the artists taking part in the event, which can be seen at the Triennial visitor centre and on the Folkestone Triennial website.
Jeremy Deller: We're Here Because We're Here
On Remembrance Sunday, 13th November 2016, BBC4 will broadcast a documentary by Jeremy Deller giving an exclusive insight into the live, nationwide memorial that he created to mark the centenary of the start of the Battle of the Somme on 1 July 2016.
Thousands of volunteers embodying soldiers killed on the first day of the war appeared around the country.
For the documentary I followed a group of them in and around London, on public transport, a supermarket, Westfield shopping centre and even Ikea.