I have not had a chance to do new video work, but a potential project came to light and I thought I would dig through some of my experiments.
This video was made when I was taking students to China, and was intended to form part of a resource to help future students understand more about the things I took them to see.
Pan Xiaoling, the artist, is a farmer-painter, so called because they learned their skills during the cultural revolution, being trained by those sent to the fields.
I made the video with my friend and former student Yuan Xizhou, using a DSLR with audio recorded separately and manually synced my old version of Final Cut Pro. The light is wonderful and all natural from the windows in the artists’ studio.