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    Time being

    Corr, R. and Robinson, D. and Baraitser, Lisa (2022) Time being. [Show/Exhibition]

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    Abstract

    Time Being is a 14-minute film made by Ruairí Corr, a creative maker who works through co-production, and artist Deborah Robinson. Deborah was introduced to Ruairí and his family through his support worker and yoga teacher Mary McNicol. Ruairí was interested in making a film, and initially Deborah and cameraperson Stuart Moore accompanied him as he undertook various activities. The film focuses on touch and the materiality of four elements: Air, Wood, Clay and Metal. Ruairí, who had suggested he film himself filming himself, was introduced by Deborah to the use of a Go-Pro camera, which he wore strapped to his chest. This viewpoint gave an intimate perspective and lightly bore the trace of his embodied presence. Footage by both Stuart Moore and Ruairí are combined in Time Being. The final section, Metal, was filmed solely by Ruairí, who negotiated this with Rob Hills, his metalwork teacher. Time Being is a visual meditation on waiting and care. In making Time Being Deborah moved away from narrative and chronology – the conventions of documentary film making – to immerse the viewer in more isolated moments of time. In a research system that prioritizes speed of production and the written word, Time Being explores how touch is central to methods of knowledge building and creative enquiry, enabling alternative and perhaps more care-ful perceptions of time. The film invites audiences to ‘be’ in time in an embodied way, asking questions of how we come to know, experience, and understand the world. Through holding and containing time differently, Ruairí and Deborah open up new possibilities for creative expression – for divergent, slow-forming ideas rendered inaccessible by more normative ways of being in the world and in time.

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    Item Type: Show/Exhibition
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
    Research Centres and Institutes: Peltz Gallery
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2024 15:29
    Last Modified: 16 Apr 2024 15:33
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/53400

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