Our first digital commission produced in our collaboration with Manchester Jewish Museum is the video ‘Such A Wonderful Club’ and images by multimedia artist and filmmaker Isla Badenoch.
Isla was inspired by the sporting collections that First Draft performers have been exploring for Everything To Play For. We love how she has combined archive footage found elsewhere with the oral histories at Manchester Jewish Museum as a way of exploring imagination when hearing the accounts of others. There is also something fragile and transient in the overlaying and transparency of the images.
Isla focussed on the amazing oral history recording of Rosie Cohen. She says of her piece:
‘…the imagery captures the nature of vocal remembering; it’s glimpses and repetitions and over-layering of thought, and the processes of trying to communicate something someone else cannot understand or relive so the listeners image takes from the imagination or culturally familiar images…’.