Dear Mick Jagger...film screening.

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Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 12 Jun 2015
EventLanguage/Voice : Journal of Media Practice and MeCCSA Practice Network Symposium - Arts Centre, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Duration: 12 Jun 2015 → …
https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/news/archive/2015/06/title-167880-en.html

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CountryUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
CityAberystwyth
Period12 Jun 2015 → …
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Dear Mick Jagger... is an hour-long film (a shorter edited version was screened) screened) which explores the relationship between the Jones family and their livestock animals. It was conceived to be viewed in relation to a particular space on my research participants’ upland sheep farm near Machynlleth in mid Wales. The film in its original presentation was an enhanced screening, viewed alongside everyday work done with the sheep, and task-based performative action. The film itself uses a mixture of creative styles and techniques, and includes documentary footage, sequences of interview, artistic imagery in combination with an autobiographical and philosophical narrative. The concept for the film and its images came from my engagement with the ethnographic fieldwork that I undertook over the course of three years of my PhD practice led PhD and during my lifelong engagement with the farm. The film and its enhanced screening sought to create a rupture in both our own understanding of our relationships with our animals, and perhaps the hegemonic discourses about rural life.