Profesional Practice: Rosanna Raymond

Before finishing my placement at Ikon gallery both me and Kate were asked if we could come back to film a performance on their next exhibition opening.  The performance was by Rosanna Raymond, a performance artist who was going to perform an interpretive piece in response to the artwork in the gallery. This is all the information me and Kate had before the performance, which was quite limited. We didn’t know what to expect when it came to the volume she would be speaking, whether she would be speaking at all or how quickly she would move around the gallery. Because of this me and Kate had to prepare to be as flexible as we could be when it came to the performance, so we got out equipment that we could be versatile with, such as a shoulder mount for the cameras rather than a tripod so that we could easily move around. We couldn’t get an accurate sound test to set the sound levels because nobody knew exactly what would happen so we decided to set the microphones so that they could pick up general noise from people already in the gallery.

Because me and Kate had prepared quite well it wasn’t too difficult when it came to filming the event, everything ran pretty smoothly. I thought this was a tough but great experience to work with such a vague brief, it meant we had to prepare for a number of possibilities and we knew we would have to think and react quickly during the performance. Although I have done similar work over the past few months this task definitely improved and further developed the skills I have begun to develop as a freelancer. Due to this experience I thinkI can draw upon it to help me in situations with limited information given to me.



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