And hold

Fletcher, Dominique (2018) And hold. Holden Gallery, Manchester School of Art.

Abstract

The output is a creative project comprising an artist’s book and film called And Hold. It is the result of a collaboration between Dominique Fletcher, who designed and made the book and the choreographer, Bridget Fiske who designed the movement which was performed in the corresponding film. Research process: Adopting a phenomenological approach to research, Fletcher engaged with series of observational focus groups where we able to identify the connection between movement and the reading process to design and choreograph a book and film to bring attention the physical experience of reading. Research insights: Through the collaborative process Fletcher and Fiske able to identify the many connections between both the design and choreography process. They identified the physical books ability to communicate beyond content itself which opens up further conversations around the physical books potential to communicate, potentially as platforms for communication continue to develop. Dissemination: The output was exhibited at Holden Gallery, Manchester School of Arts, 21 September – 1 October 2018 and Book – Space, The Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery, University of Leeds, 16 December 2019 – 29 February 2020.

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