Artist Eugenie Dolberg with Fergus Jordan, spent the 11th night engaging with both Loyalist and Republican communities. With hundreds of bonfires across the north we visited a number in North and west Belfast.
Eugenie Dolberg was commission to embark on an experimental research project titled the Visual Story Telling Project. The aim was to slow down and look closely at the processes involved in the interaction between communities and artists. The research was conducted across Belfast.
Fergus Jordan Belfast Exposed Documentary Photographer worked with Eugenie to develop a component of this research titled ‘Walking Conversations’. The concept is a response to the primary project aim, to slow down and look closely at the processes involved in the interaction between communities and artists. So do the style of the recordings, rather than having a formal interview structure the recordings aim to respond to this slowed down process. Using an informal and reflective approach to documentary making the ‘walking conversations’ between Eugenie Dolberg and Fergus Jordan successfully draw out ideas from the artist. The conversations acted as a breathing space for the artist, they gave the artist some context by developing an awareness of the social and physical communities where she was researching.