This commission is for some or all of the grouped and individual film exhibits – total budgets stated include your fees and all costs for creating the film content. (The physical exhibit build and AV hardware is covered in a separate exhibit build budget)
All film work must present a diverse range of voices on the exhibition floor, with a creative practice inclusive to all potential contributors – considerate to a balance of age, gender identity, BAME, disability, religion or belief, sexual orientation.
This is a large scale interactive film installation that investigates the subquestion - what is being ill anyway?
Context: The need to prevent all illness depends on our perception and classification of illness. Some difficulties experienced around illness may be the product of a social attitude, rather than an actual disorder, e.g. neurodiversity, disability.
Key Message: the visitor takes away an understanding that we all have different perceptions of illness – what one person might think needs to be prevented is part of another person’s identity and is perceived differently.
Exhibit description: A large scale ‘live’ portrait of people all standing/sitting in a space. You can select (touchscreen) to ask a question of the group of people , eg Who identifies as having an invisible illness? In response, some people then step out of the group and all then move to a different part of the screen to collect in a group with others who identify that way. There should be three or four options to ask questions of the people to identify themselves like this. It causes us to notice our preconceptions about how people look and what we think about their health.
You can then select individual people in the groups that form on screen to hear them tell their individual story. This could also showcase local people, including well-known Bristolians, such as artists or sportspeople, to provide strong local role models.
Duration: 4 or 5 60s films plus a large live portrait film setting on seamless loop
Format: Landscape, 49 inch screen
Budget: £20,000 to include all costs, studio hire, lighting, shoot, contributor research, prep and collaboration with UX designer for interactivity if not available in house at production company and any specialists to support the contributors if needed.
Work completed by Monday 10th August 2020