Orchestra of Disorientation – the final video ready for installation

Click on the image to watch the video in vimeo. Or alternatively click here: http://vimeo.com/20236127  As we’re gearing up to the Format Festival, me and Jane from The Photography Collective are working on press release’s to spread the word about Collectives Encounter. And Martin will be installing the work this weekend in Derby too. Exciting stuff. … Continue reading

being the conductor

© Martin Pickard / The Photography Collective

Hi George here, so updates on the video making so far: Its flowing very well at the moment, I’ve worked most nights 8-11, plus grabbed a few hours in the day when I’m waiting for clients, so its allowed me to really immerse myself into it….. get into the flow of the whole orchestra better, … Continue reading

Thoughts on text

  As our ideas of the flaneur and what we’ve shot start to culminate into it’s final piece, we have been reflecting on the idea of using text within out video. The use of text is prominent in my own personal work, complimenting, questioning or probing deeper into the subjects I explore. So when we … Continue reading

latest test video – “Orchestra of Disorientation”

So in the last blog I mentioned that Jo, George and myself (I’m Jaskirt btw!) had a mini meeting of minds and starting to brain storm how we should shape the video with our keywords. So George has got to work on some of those key concepts of grouping our photographs and making them flow … Continue reading

cycle, motion and people. our puzzle starts to fit

Today was a mini meeting of minds for the photography collective as we try to get a cohesive strong video piece  ready for 2 weeks time (eek!!) Developing from our last ideas on the key words, we began to put the different pieces of the puzzle together. The pieces being our photographs, the puzzle our … Continue reading

Human Endeavour. Research. The Red Road Flats.

An important part of our project Degeneration has been the research we have collected for each location that we have visited. As an example of this I am showing some of our research here of the Red Road Flats in Glasgow. The comprehensive development of central Glasgow areas was the largest of any city in … Continue reading

Bruce Gilden. The Troubled City.

I came across a Bruce Gilden photo essay on the Magnum website recently and decided to share a link to it here, as there are obvious links to Human Endeavour‘s Degeneration project but also Gilden has been commissioned to make new work in Derby for the Format Festival. Brian Griffin described him as a ‘Genius’ … Continue reading

My flânerie with Alec Soth and Richard Long

I am afraid everyone would think (quite rightly) that my bookshelves are monolingual with all these French references! Au contraire! However, there is plenty of room for any other books, films etc and wordpress doesn’t carry them. So far, Human Endeavour has put some weight on the British  side with works which are little disseminated. … Continue reading

The Arcades Project Project by Heather Marcelle Crickenberger

This essay introduces an online experiment in the composition of scholarly hypertext that resulted in a website entitled The Arcades Project Project. My argument in favor of such endeavors begins with a discussion of “The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction,” which I examine alongside “The Author as Producer” and “A Program … Continue reading