I am planning on making two short films in 2016:
The Love Heart Journey and The Dream Van Journey.
Over the last three years, I have made journeys throughout America, making pieces in the moment, listening to stories, connecting with people and documenting it all in photography. The next stage is to turn these journeys into film: The Love Heart Journey.
I am looking for all types of support: funding, sponsorship, a social media platform...
The Dream Van Journey
This is the story of a Dream Van and three artists travelling through New Mexico connecting to people, communities and the land .
The purpose of our journey is to:
Listen to people's dreams and create a space where they can tell their stories.
Interpret peoples dreams visually and physically, turning them into Art in the moment.
Give people a piece of dream they can take away .
The van is our tool box and it moves us between stories.
It carries our equipment, so we are able to set up in places as soon as we arrive.
We will travel light, not much stuff, this is key for connecting.We will carry a simple mock-up set; including paints, giant frames and large roles of canvas.
We will set up with what, is available trying to trees, lamp posts, rocks, anything on the land.
We will paint dreams and the create a place where people can paint their dreams.
It is live art happening in the landscape, connecting and listening to the people and the communities.
The deserts, cities and the mountains are our studio.
We will dream amp roughly five locations to visit along the way, places where people have created extraordinary dreams.
But as always ,it will be the people we randomly along the way
We will start at the Earthship in New Mexico, where a community has been building Earthships ‘Life rafts’
out of rubbish, since the '70’s. "One mans extraordinary dream."
Then onto a sacred place of the Navahos ‘Shiprock’ in new Mexico, otherwise known as ‘Rock with Wings’.
The Shamans prayed on this land and The Great Birdrock rose from beneath their feet, the great rock bird transported its people to safety.
Next we will explore the surrealist gardens - ‘The Garden of Eden’ by Edward James , there is Chaca Canyon and the white Gypsum dunes , as possible destinations.
On our return we will collect the dreams as one and tell the stories as a collective "imagine if you can sew one dream to another” and tell the story of peoples dreams through the film.