POSTED: January 11, 2017

Combining film and field notes to explore spatial practices

This short film seeks to give insight into a particular spatial practice. Through the use of video and field notes taken as primary research, I hope to raise questions around positionality, context, and geographical framing in how and why we measure and understand (time)spaces. Akin to more creative forms of note taking, and in awareness of the representational power of video editing to suppose a ‘truth’, I have attempted a ‘felt edit’ that seeks to engage with an emergent spatial character and present a perspective for discussion – one that I hope will provoke questions more than conclusions.

Camera/Edit: Mark Ball
Music: Nils Frahm – Them

Mark is a second year PhD student researching culture and leisure in Stoke-on-Trent. His work looks at the connections between leisure, wellbeing and senses of place, and currently involves playing a lot of darts. Mark has degree in Geography from the University of Leeds, and has worked freelance as a videographer/editor across a number of projects over the last few years. Mark remains interested in visual methods (both in documentation and presentation) in academic work, and hopes to utilise his skills in videography as a postgraduate student.

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