The 'Browse' funding campaign closed on 13th July, having achieved its funding goal and successfully raised £605 from 18 donations.
Help build a narrative of local communities – and become part of the artwork yourself.
'Browse' is an innovative project where participants portray the way they live and perceive their surroundings at a given point in time, using Video specs. These Video Specs are ordinary looking eye-wear, which contain a video and audio recording device housed within.
We will be asking residents, traders and visitors to don Video Specs and narrate personal stories, local history and myths relating to an area. Participants may comment on what gives the place its character, what they would like to change or what they feel is threatening the community. We will feature these videos on our website – seen as a whole, they will present a story of the insights and attitudes of a community.
The Video Specs are ordinary looking eye-wear, which contain a video and audio recording device housed within. They allow the wearers to record a unique insight capturing their thoughts as they say them and what they are looking at as they see it. Rather than being on camera or interviewed, participants are active in the process and choosing what they wish to reveal.
Browse is an innovative means of collecting feedback from people who may shy away from vox populi's and mountainous box ticking research documents.
Your funding will help stimulate members of a community to participate and build a genuine picture of the community and the dynamics within.
And as a funder of this project, you can contribute your own story to ‘Browse’ – by wearing Video Specs for a day.
The £600 that we are seeking to raise would help Browse purchase some pairs of Video Specs and plan the pilot project this summer.
About Creative City
Creative City ltd drives cultural projects that are independent, innovative, and necessary. We have a special interest in the relationships between art and place, art and people, people and place.
CC is led by Karen Janody, a cultural entrepreneur with ideas and the drive to make them happen. Karen developed, commissioned and produced 'The Newspaper House' by Sumer Erek - Creative City Ltd's first project and an acclaimed success. She works with a portfolio of world-class cultural producers including the Artichoke Trust on Antony Gormley's One & Other and La Machine's Princess Spider, the Black-E art centre, NoFit State Circus, Wild in Art and Liverpool Lantern Company on Liverpool Discovers, Art Against Knives on OurSpace and SDNA video artists.