The Meaning Of Art

After we’d meticulously choose the chairs we will have in our workshop once we’ve taken over our space, [laughing], and we’d looked at our space, and then came back and blasted down our ideas on paper, and gone down for our coffee, and didn’t received any cake, nearly lost the plot, Nikita took us into…

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Fuck Him & His Boots

Barry has begun 2 new careers: a sex symbol, and a photograph curator. Look how calm we are now we know what we're doing. Photo Karen Rangeley. Film John Lloyd.

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The War Cabinet

That picture is 70s hot. Iconic Renohead photos will add context when we pull our photo-book together. We are using the excavation photos to practice working as a team: pictures tell a story: together they create a narrative. We're cooking on gas by the end of this video. Leaning over our photo edit…

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Focus

The story training has worked. We're allowed 8 from 26 off week 3 photos. We examine and discuss the individual photo's relationship to the other photos on our table; to photos on other tables; to week 1 and week 2 edit in their narrative line on the tables behind us.

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A Beginning, a Middle, & an End

Myra sums it up there has to be a beginning, middle and an end in our photo-book. Does our story begin in the past when we are teens? Or with the excavating our club, our artefacts, our teen selves? Does it begin with the cabins arriving as Cottier says?

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A Story

The last couple of weeks have been about sharpening our machetes. This week is the first true cuts. Last night we cut through the undergrowth of just picking pictures because they are nice pictures and we like their look, to the understanding they have to tell our story. The jungle ahead of us has never…

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45 Years

Some poignant moments here as the Reno 12 talk about their gold and silver photo picks from excavation week 2. Mandy's photo by Karen Rangeley. Video John Lloyd.

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Revolution

I've never worked with a group to edit photos before. Watching these films of the session I abandoned to go to This Is Manchester's Individual Making a Difference in the Community Award, laughing, I realise the group need to be given more direction. The tables need to be set out so people are not bunched…

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Editing Reno excavation week 2 Part 2

Okay folks. We are making history here. In 2016 before our memoirs, our excavation, our wicked celebration, our Whitworth colonisation, standing over a Whitworth Art Gallery table eating fab cake, drinking tea and coffee made for us as we choose the pro photos we want in our photo-book that will act…

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Editing Reno excavation week 2 Oct 16th 2017

Girls and boys separate naturally. Chat, chat, chat, chat. Me and Rachel leave for This is Manchester Awards. Karen takes charge. In total silent concentration the Reno 12 now mingling pick their first 10 excavation week 2 photos using red stickers. Dionne's bonfire lollies add to their concentration.…

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