Bill Jackson joined as a W&BA member recently and his latest work FLOAT has been selected by the Venice Shorts Film Awards, Osaka in Japan and is through to the semi-final of the London Independent Film Awards.
FLOAT was created during the forced isolation of the Covid-19 lockdown when the issues of being out of control of one’s own daily life and the compulsion to maintain control was a daily struggle.
Exhibited at The Cut in the Malt Room Gallery between various lockdowns Bill explains, FLOAT is a new iteration of my work considering time & space through still, moving images, and soundscapes. My line of vision during the pandemic shifted from eye level to the open skies and the constant movement of clouds. The distant view, towards the horizon and upwards to space, transports us from the close detail of real danger and uncertainty to beauty and a sense of freedom. The physical and emotional connection with the natural world brought a new sense of what it’s like to be a creative individual.’
You can view the trailer here
Bill will be talking to fellow artist, Kasia Posen, as part of The Cut Digital series of artists talks.
Friday 28 May 6pm
You can book tickets and learn more here.