So back from the second residential in Leeds -
.... a very different affair from Wakefield...
Unfortunately Susan couldn't be with us, so SAJE became three (AJE), with susan voice in attendence via Anna... reactions? All fine, although more critical feedback would be good. Next step is to review what the mixtape is and how we distribute it. I was very aware when we were presenting that this wasn't the format it was intended to be viewed in - somehow, in a presentation, it becomes too reduced, no rhythym, too regularr and too reductive... The joys of a mixtape were always the unexpected, so lets think of:
- rhythym and pace,
- editing (smooth or jarring)
- volume (shouting or whispering)
- placement/distance (close or far)
- level of completion or production: rough cut or polished
- Clarity or distortion
- and of course visual appearance - looking, reading, squinting, remembering, interpreting, translating
Worth a read - although one thing that seems missing to me is any investigation of where the resources come from, and what the money is intended to do... If space in the symposium/publication was devoted to why we should fund public art in the first place - then maybe we could see how small arts orgs specifically particular serve that goal, which might be one approach within what is referred to as collective strategies...