W O R D S is an online
installation collaboration of video and sound between Maria Niro who is based
in New York, USA and Richard who is based in Bristol, UK. The first installment
“Bird” will be screening at The 8th Berlin International Directors Lounge .
W O R D S is an evolving moving image
collaboration exploring language, cultural context, chance and the nature
of online artistic relationships. Entirely remote from one another, the two
artists Maria Niro and Richard Broomhall investigate the power of
synchronicity in art. The artists never met in person, so they don't know
what they look like or sound like.
artist takes a turn in proposing a word. Then they are to create a two-minute
video with original sound interpreting the proposed word. The work has to be
shot in each artist’s lived environment and be a response to said environment.
All images and audio must be original. There is no discussion of content or
production techniques or direction. Neither watches the others work until both
are finished. The videos are then made into a diptych composite, with no
tweaking to adjust synchronization, and are then uploaded to the Internet and
available for viewing worldwide. The collaboration continues, each Artist both
client and creator, remotely communicating only through email, video and sound
- neither planning past the next word. They don’t know where the project will
go or how it will end only that it is a work in progress.