Artist residency: root 1066 INTERNATIONAL contemporary arts festival
As one of the ROOT 1066 artists in residence I was working with Borbonesa to produce a stop-frame animation inspired by historical and visual aspects of the Bayeux Tapestry and the ROOT 1066 festival. In the spirit of the collaborative nature of the festival we were engaging with other ROOT 1066 artists’ projects to inform parts of the animation and experiment with new ways of responding to the work of other artists. During the residency we were situated at Hasting's Stade Hall between 12-16 September 2016. We treated it as an open project space complete with artworking areas, a project library and three animation workstations.
Borbonesa's experimental film commission for ROOT 1066 Festival. The film incorporates colours, shapes and sounds informed by ROOT 1066 projects alongside descriptions of the tapestry voiced by local historian Geoff Hutchinson. The film was produced with paper and cellophane cut-outs on a custom-made multiplane camera rig and LED lightbox, using Dragonframe and edited in Final Cut.