Collaborated with Alan Ramsay & Joan Wallace, Hatti & Rob Crawford, Richard Coward, Siobhán Leslie, Oonagh O’Brien, Maggie Le May and friends and family.
Working with host families Michael produced a collaged collaborative kaleidoscopic film PortoRama. Asking hosts to contribute short films and sound bites he tapped into the local and personal knowledge of the sunny-side and under-belly of Edinburgh's beach resort. The contributions to this work are set in or have been made about this unseen Portobello, creating a fun and inclusive portrait of the town.
PortoRama is programmed to randomly select the order in which the clips are played, set to a specially commissioned soundtrack.
Holger Mohaupt - routines
Collaborated with Lee Kindness, Celia and John Butterworth, Stephen Gray and Jane Innes, Jenny and Neil Wilson, Della Morris, Rona Gray, Sue Hurford, friends and family.
Routines is a project about the Portobello, the local residents and the way they react to their town, where they go and where they rest. One of the focal points of the research was the local garden and the personal significance it has for the hosts, ie. their favourite plants.
Holger looked at the first maps that were drawn of Portobello and the history of Scottish gardens in the 17thcentury. He received valuable support in his research from the National Map Library of Scotland and the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh.
Through further meetings with the host families the project developed to incorporate the use of a pocket size Global Positioning System (GPS) and recorded audio journeys of the hosts through town. From the data recorded by the GPS a series of digital prints and a digital animation have been produced, capturing the walks and rides of the hosts.
Rocca Gutteridge - Sea Shell Showcase
Collaborated with John Maule, Salma Ali, Elizabeth & Stroma Sutton, Jenny Kindness, Paul Steer & Cate Britee, Alison & Terry McGill, friends and family.
Inspired by the collective energy and enthusiasm of community radio station Leith FM, where Rocca has worked for two years, Rocca was inspired to create a giant interactive seashell, showcasing audio sound bites created by the public of Portobello.
The shell was presented across various public and private spaces in Portobello, providing an interactive way to encourage people think about the social history of Portobello.