City Collective – Film

City Collective is a film work created by filmmaker Abigail Norris, theatre director Maria Pattinson and an inter-generational group of Brighton & Hove residents who have collectively responded to questions relating to the theme of Edge and Shift.

Together they created an artwork originally presented as one installation made up of two parallel films in the domestic interior of The Regency Town House Basement as part of the HOUSE 2015 festival in May.

What are the stories we tell about the moments of conflict that change us? Personal reflections on this and wider issues around unrest are represented in this film. The work is, in a sense, a group portrait of city residents’ shifting thoughts and their feelings about conflict, both personal and political. Small stories can be big, and City Collective reminds us that such events, whether occurring in our home city or around the world, affect change in communities as much as in political legislation.

A Photoworks/HOUSE 2015 co-commission. Photoworks would like to thank Impact Initiatives and BHASVIC for their support in engaging Brighton residents young and old.