From the late 1960s on, the increased accessibility of portable video equipment gave rise to a number of community arts projects and collectives, providing a voice for traditionally marginalised and unrepresented communities.
We visited Goldsmiths for filmmaker and artist Ed Webb-Ingall's talk on the history and contemporary practice of community video making. Discussing a selection of recent projects and residencies, alongside theory, history, and practical exercises, and examples from community arts groups.
Ed's art practise explores building relationships and trust through the shared collaborative learning of film making and story telling. The documentation, distribution and celebration of this process creates a cyclic and reflective educational methodology.
'The relative success of a project is based on the depth of the relationship formed.'
The talk was part of the MA in Applied Anthropology and Community Arts/Community and Youth Work/Community Development, and was organised by Sara Stenbaek.
Drawing lines Across History: Reactivation and Annotation
Community Arts: How can we bring the legacy of community arts into the present?
The Cultural Politics of Place – Gillian Rose
Acting Like It Matters: John Malpede and the Los Angeles Poverty Department
Jubilee Arts Archive
Pedagogy of the Oppressed –Paulo Freire
People Make Videos: A manual for making community videos
The London Community Video Archive [LCVA]
Image credit: Ed Webb-Ingall: 'People Make Videos: UK Community Video from the 1970s to now', The Showroom, 2015