Archive for November, 2009

This is a very powerful short film made by Jonas Odell,  Sweden, based on interviews with people about their first sexual experiences:

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As part of my practice-led research, I’m investigating how I might go about creating fiction informed by oral histories. I’m interested to see if and how other writers, oral historians and artists have incorporated interviews into their creative/historical works.  How do different artists/writers approach this task? What methodologies are used? How do they contextualise and interpret the interviews?

I’m currently compiling a list of books informed by interviews and oral histories. I’m thinking perhaps of compiling an (online?) anthology of stories about collecting stories.  I’d love to hear others perspectives and stories–feel free to leave a comment.

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A work in progress

I see this blog as an online journal documenting my writing practice and research. I expect that this plan will shortly descend into chaos, a process that I hope you enjoy as much as I do.

Bear with me while I work out what I’m doing here…

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