With the support of an Arts Council Lottery Grant, I have been working with men and women at HMP Liverpool and HMP Styal, using photo and video to explore the meanings that themes such as Justice, Judgement, Power and Freedom have for them.
During a series of workshops, project participants took photographs within the prison setting, and they directed me and photographer, Joe Lee to go out to gather relevant video footage of the outside world. I also recorded the conversations we had during workshops. Each of the short videos below is based on a different person's narrative extracted from these conversations. The videos are voiced by actors.
These are currently slightly glitchy works in progress (May 2022). I will update them and post the finished versions on Vimeo when they are complete.
Power and Freedom