What do you want people to know about your graduation project?
Breaking the Fall is the result of a collaboration with my mum, Cherrie Beaney. It is a trilogy of experimental documentaries exploring everyday experiences of illness and care.
What or who is your inspiration and why is following this route important to you?
Not much is known about the role of familial relationships in the experience of illness, as not much is known about how illness is experienced in the everyday. My research practice aims to generate a shift in representation, using experimental documentary to reveal everyday experiences of illness and care within the context of our mother-daughter relationship. This collaboration was a unique opportunity to explore how representations of lived experience could contrast the stigma of disease and reveal more than a diagnosis.
What has been your favourite thing about ECA and Edinburgh?
The technicians are my favourite thing about ECA (they are amazing!) and I love Edinburgh for cycling about.
What are your hopes for life after ECA? Do you have any plans?
Happily, I've been offered the opportunity to continue my research at ECA and will be beginning a PhD this September.
It's been a turbulent year, but I've met some incredible people, collaborated, experimented, and developed my practice and research.