A Cultural Exchange
2-channel digital video, 2009-2010
Camera: Jessie Scott

Created specifically for a solo exhibition at Manningham Gallery entitled Territorial, A Cultural Exchange is a ‘life swap’ between myself and a kind-hearted resident of the Manningham region. With assistance from Megan McEvoy, curator of Manningham Gallery, I put a callout for a woman of the same age, based in the Manningham area, who would be willing to swap a “typical day” in her life. Through a notice at a local gym, I found Katia, a beautician. Inspired by experiences of travel and “exchange” and exploring concepts of marking territory and identity in unfamiliar locations, A Cultural Exchange was a documentary and reality video exercise.

This is an ongoing project – I am interested in collaborating with people locally and internationally in further exchanges. If you have a typical day you would like to swap, get in touch