Intro

Hi and welcome to my studio, my name’s Seecum Cheung, I primarily work with film as an independent self-shooter.

I work with journalists and experts to conduct interviews with citizens, politicians and experts in a bid to understand and reflect upon certain political moments in time. My focus for Vital Capacities will be working from this same approach, a long-term study of the gentrification of my father’s ancestral village (in Shenzhen, China) which began in April 2018.


For my time during this residency I would like to gather new recordings of the site through my family who are living next to the village. These will be mobile phone recordings just to get a layout and understanding of the changes on the site. I would also like to process the footage that I already have, work through the material and experiment with creating a new cut from this, in addition, I would like to conduct an interview with Mary Ann O’Donnell, a leading expert on the urban transformations of Shenzhen and blogger behind ‘Shenzhen Noted’.


Please feel welcome to look around my studio, at the work I’ve posted up – there are images, videos and text. You are welcome to leave a comment or questions for me in the comments section.


Hope you enjoy your visit,

Seecum

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Eviction in Shenzhen: Part 2 (2020) is supported by CBK Rotterdam

Studio Intro

Hi, my name’s Daniel Locke, welcome to my studio. I’m a graphic novelist and artist. I’m absolutely fascinated by scientists and scientific discovery, and since 2010 I’ve pursued projects that have brought into contact with a wide range of researchers, in hugely diverse settings.

Much of my practice has been brief based. I often get employed to help communicate a specific set of issues or ideas. This residency is exciting for many different reasons to me, not least because it offers a period of time where I can explore ideas I have encountered during other projects, that perhaps were tangential to the task at hand but non-the-less incredibly interesting. I intend to make a series of new illustrated narratives that will explore the ideas I have collected. The narratives will form the basis of a short animation, at least the beginning of one.

Please feel welcome to look around my studio, at the work I’ve posted up – there are images, videos and text. You are welcome to leave a comment or questions for me in the comments section.

Hope you enjoy your visit,
Daniel