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Published on May 21, 2012
New Work Network (NWN) and Artquest are pleased to present the fifth and last film of the 'Mixing It Up: An Intergenerational Perspective' series: a dialogue between the artists Hunt & Darton and Richard Layzell, filmed by Fiona Melville.
Hunt & Darton is a Live Art collaboration between Jenny Hunt and Holly Darton. Having met at Central Saint Martin's, Hunt & Darton have been collaborating for the past 5 years approaching performance from a Fine Art background. Hunt & Darton work with spoken word, movement, sound and installation. Their work comes out of a shared interest in what it means to be human. They make work about common problems, embarrassment, human behaviour, love, life and art. They tend towards the deadpan and the absurd.
Richard Layzell is a London-based artist affiliated to ResCen at Middlesex University. His work in performance, video and installation -- and with industry and communities -- has been recognised internationally.His interests and areas of focus include: environmental and gender issues; architectural space; experiential learning; expanding the audience for contemporary practice and exploring the public realm.From 1996 he developed a series of innovative residencies in industry, defining the role of the 'visionaire', with: AIT Plc, Promise, Chordiant International and Unilever. His development of the artist's role in redefining corporate culture and community has subsequently been applied to a series of artworks and commissions in the public realm. He is the author of The Artists Directory, Live Art in Schools, Enhanced Performance and Cream Pages.
'Mixing It Up: An Intergenerational Perspective' interrogates the sustainability of artists' practices (financial, motivational, environmental, political) and creates opportunities for intergenerational learning between the artists as well as a better understanding of these practices for audiences.
The complete series include:
Ellie Harrison with Jordan McKenzie
Robbie Lockwood with Stefan Szcselkun
Yoko Ishiguro with Fiona Templeton
Barby Asante with Sonia Boyce
Fiona Melville studied as a fine artist prior to working on documentaries 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.
Music by Robbie Lockwood.
Supported by Arts Council England, University of the Arts London and Student Enterprise & Employability.