This is pretty much the last bit of Anywhere Chairs project, making DVDs. Because I was working with my own tools not the school’s facilities, the first two DVDs with various of compressed file formats were made as the masters for Metro Screen and myself. They are in cases with printed covers. “It’s about the presentation” I told them while handing one of the masters. This new batch of five is given to other associates:
I keep one and will give one away. Interested, anyone? Just leave a comment on this post and tell us what item you would like to dump on the street the most. The DVD will be posted to the witty lucky winner which will be selected by the end of next week, Sunday 22 July 2007. Be imaginative.
I have been photographing abandoned chairs on the streets and in piles of junks to be collected by the Councils around Sydney with a camera phone for some time. Although it seems dreary when capturing the remains of broken furniture, what I see is the beauty of social interaction between the residents. In their short life cycles on the streets, they are dumped, offered, overlooked, moved, scattered, rearranged and finally picked up. We do not see whose actions to those chairs as if everyone is working together to create Sydney’s urban responsive living. The film is part of Sydney Songlines workshop, sponsored by the City of Sydney at Metro Screen. I learn a lot from the process. Thanks to Stilgherrian for the great narration and rafiralfiro for the wonderful music.
I am relieved to a certain degree. I’ve just finished the script for Sydney Songlines workshop. This is significant in many ways:
- The first script since moving to Sydney.
- The first screenplay since Uni.
- The first piece I have written in English ever.
Junk Pile project is set to some direction. I very much enjoy this creative process. Production phase is on next week.
Exciting news! Starting this week, I will be in an intensive workshop, Sydney Songlines, supported by the City of Sydney at Metro Screen. I have been working on junk pile series for sometime. Anywhere Chairs is one of the projects. I believe this workshop will help me shaping up the project and directing me to produce other works in the series. We will see the result after the ten-session workshop in four weeks.