Our 2018 Artist Residency was awarded to artist filmmaker Danielle Swindells who has been researching and developing new work at Paradise Works this summer. The AIR Programme seeks to invite artists to explore and respond to the area surrounding Paradise Works and follows 2017's inaugural residency with maker Michelle Shields (read more). See the results of Danielle's residency during our Open Studios, 13 & 14 October 2018.
Danielle Swindells (b. 1994) is an artist and filmmaker based in London. She makes work that develops observations of isolated communities and the landscape and man-made structures that contain them. Her work explores the relationship between people and place; specifically sites that are maintained on memory and nostalgia. Working with video, she uses an explorative process where a narrative emerges through her experience of place and the unfolding relationship between her and inhabitants. Swindells uses her camera and a stylistic interview approach to heighten her receptivity to the spaces she finds herself in and to foreground her position as Outsider.