Based in the HU3 area of West Hull I was originally commissioned: to get under the skin of the place and people and see what others usually don’t. The commissioners were interested in exploring and questioning the potential of artist approach and what might be revealed if we trust an artist’s way of seeing and making connections. We believed the information would be different from standard assessments and would offer the potential to drive more relevant ‘ground up’ activity.
In response I’ve employed participatory and discursive practices in the delivery of community based activities which bring together residents and community leaders to consider themselves and the area afresh and see how joyful activism can be a useful methodology. The work has led to the initiation of a cross-area network, successful funding bids to support critical and creative activity such as Flower Club and Food for Thought and the annually released newpaper Encyclopedia of Us.
Three Ways East
The Brignall Trust