Kimberley O'Neill will be working with Stills to research a new moving image work exploring the dynamics of ‘crowd mind’, starting from the historian EP Thompson’s writing on ‘Rough Music’. She aims to generate a body of primary research, documenting crowd situations and group behaviour within Edinburgh in video, film and audio sketches.
Using the current political and socio-economic situation of Scotland and England, Aaron Guy will use his time in Edinburgh with Stills as a backdrop to explore Scottish Common Sense. With Scotland in a potentially imposed political position, a sense of revolution is building - Guy is intrigued to hear from the people of Edinburgh where a decision, seeming to lack in common sense, leaves a nation economically, politically and socially.
Verity Birt will use her time with BALTIC + The NewBridge Projec to work with local women’s groups to develop a sound piece, video work and live incantation responding to the tradition of Canntaireachd- a melodic oral tradition of women’s chant, and sites of unmarked histories in North East England.
Whilst in Liverpool, Kelvin Brown intends to develop ideas initially conceived in recent in order to further explore the possibilities of using speech within a compositionally musical framework, and the collective social and emotional responses to current geo-political events. He is interested in engaging with both the opinions of individuals, and the challenges the community in Liverpool faces in navigating its place within the current social and political climate.
Metal will support Sabina Sallis to create a video intertwining fact with fiction to depict a visionary scenario about a secretive poetic eco-terrorist society active in Liverpool. Their political actions include activities such as guerilla gardening, seed bombing, ephemeral landart making and also surreal, Dadaist activities that will be invented collaboratively as the project unfolds.
Anthony Shapland will work with an orchestra in Cardiff to film a performance. The focus would be those musicians that are counting bars, or ‘resting’ during a performance in anticipation of making a sound at exactly the right moment; the absolute focus on time and timing in the silence that leads to the noise.
Bydd Shapland yn gweithio gyda cherddorfa i ffilmio perfformiad. Bydd ei ddarn yn canolbwyntio ar gerddorion pan nad ydyn nhw'n chwarae – pan fyddan nhw'n cyfri' bariau, yn canolbwyntio’n llwyr ar amser ac amseriad yn ystod y cyfnod cyn iddynt ddechrau chwarae eto, er mwyn gallu cynhyrchu’r sain iawn ar yr adeg iawn.
Cecilia Stenbom will use her time at Chapter to research and develop an experimental approach to observational documentary, exploring the idea of the institution in its widest sense, as a civic organisation, an architectural structure and a space where human interaction occurs.
Bydd Stenbom yn defnyddio ei hamser yng Nghymru i ymchwilio ac i ddatblygu dulliau arbrofol ar gyfer dogfennu arsylwadol ac yn archwilio hefyd y cysyniad o sefydliad yn ei ystyr ehangaf – sefydliadau dinesig, strwythurau pensaernïol a gofod lle mae rhyngweithio dynol yn digwydd.
Gary Zhexi Zhang will work with BALTIC + The NewBridge Project seek to understand human interfaces via systems of biological intelligences - he has been growing and observing Physarum Polycephalum (literally, “many-headed slime”), a slime mould which is relatively common in the wild in England. These single celled creatures are profoundly (evolutionarily) primitive, and literally brainless, yet exhibit complex social intelligence by forming distributed networks.