I Always Knew…, 2009
Produced for collaborative project, I Always Knew You’d Come Back, by Latitude Photographers: Peter Ainsworth, Christian Alegria, Martin Bardell, Marc Burden, Manuel Capurso, Ania Dabrowska, Hannah Dakin, Ellie Davies, Caroline Furneaux, Vron Harris, Jochen Klein, Richard Kolker, Issa Randall, Rita Soromenho, Gillian Vaux.
I always knew you’d come back…. was developed in consideration of cinematic cliché for the Format09, International Photography Festival, Derby, UK, 2009, which placed the relationship of cinema and photography as its overarching theme. Each of the artists from Latitude Photographers produced images in response to the theme, creating a portfolio of prints from which the visitors of the festival were encouraged to make their own edits, “storyboards” interpreting the ambiguous and cliché title of an imaginary film. Following the audience interaction at Format 09, the artists created three short films that combined edited audio extracts of peoples’ invented narratives with animated photographs chosen by them, and produced two part publication of the work. The group’s intention was to explore how the audience interacts with work and how the contrasts of their individual photographic styles may trigger an evolving narrative, where the boundaries between individual and collective authorship of the work are ultimately blurred.