Edwin Mingard works across moving image, photography, illustration, installation and live interaction to explore sociopolitical issues. He works collaboratively through every stage of his process, using the production of the work as an opportunity to share skills and knowledge.
An Intermission, 2020, was made in collaboration with a shifting group of young people (aged 14–21) experiencing homelessness in Stoke-On-Trent. He taught the participants how to use film equipment, and led informal workshops in photography and creative writing. They documented their lives using 35mm photography and disposable cameras, and watched existing films about homelessness and precarity, discussing the way people in their situation were represented. They also led a tour of places that had meaning for them in the city and curated a public exhibition in a local art gallery. Mingard aimed to make a piece of work affirming the group’s desire to be seen as human beings – people who laugh, cry, are angry and happy, and who have something important to say.
- Artwork Details: running time: 22 minutes 22seconds
- Edition: 1 of 3 + 2 AP
- Material description: 4k video, scanned super16mm and 35mm film
- Credit line: © Satellite Films Limited. Image courtesy of the artist
- Medium: Film and Audio Visual
- Accession number: ACC17/2021