Here and Now

Eileen Woods Here and Now

Here and Now
A film of five artists becomes five photographs

This group show was curated as part of the Photoeast Festival (in East Anglia, UK) in 2016. Curated by artist Bill Jackson, photographers Eamonn McCabe, Peter Smith, Stephen Wolfenden and myself responded to the theme “Of Time and Place”. 

Here and Now is my interpretation of the Festival’s overall theme “Of Time and Place”.  I created a new EYE TAKE film of our collaboration, accompanied by five photographs which complete the process of dialogue, film, projection and photography. 

As artists who have chosen to work behind the lens, this challenge to be the subjects of the work generated fascinating discussions about the nature of our individual and shared creative points of view.

 The original Unique in the Universe process identified people only by their eyes, with spectators often unable to recognize close friends and family, but always mesmerized and moved by the intense and complex messages our eyes convey.  With the Here and Now installation, spectators arrive having been introduced to my four collaborators by their own photographs. Anonymity is replaced by subjectivity.   What and who do we see when we look?