These films document dialogues between two artists / artist groups from different generations, considering similarities and differences between the contexts, modes and conditions of respective artistic practices from the late 60's and the present day, while also looking at approaches to sustaining practice over the years both from a practical and critical perspective.
Ellie Harrison (b.1979 London) is an artist based in Glasgow shortlisted for the Converse/Dazed 2011 Emerging Artists Award. She studied Fine Art at Nottingham Trent University, Goldsmiths College and Glasgow School of Art. In 2011 she was artist in residence at Wunderbar festival in Newcastle and at Artsadmin’s Two Degrees festival in London – a week exploring art and activism, climate and cuts. In 2009 she founded the ‘Bring Back British Rail’ campaign and in 2010 became the first individual artist to openly publicise an Environmental Policy on her website.
Jordan McKenzie is a performance artist who also works with drawing, sculpture and installation. He has exhibited extensively both in the UK and internationally including The National Review of Live Art, Glasgow, The Courtauld Institute, London, Museu Serralves, Portugal and DOLL Exhibition Space, Switzerland. He has received research bursaries from both Artsadmin and The Live Art Development Agency and has had residencies in Oxford, Nepal and the USA. Currently he is a senior lecturer in Drawing at Camberwell College of Art and in FIne Art Practice at Kingston University. He co-curates a performance space LUPA (Lock Up Performance Art) located in Bethnal Green, London.
Filming by Fiona Melville. Fiona Melville studied as a fine artist prior to working on documantaries at Carlton Television. Fiona studied Documentary Direction at the National Film and Television School and has since directed, edited and filmed observational documentaries for the BBC, Sky and Channel 4.
Filmed on location at LUPA (Lock Up Performance Art)