A practice-based and written analysis, this artist-filmmaking research project engages with and questions the existing language, grammar and truth-making of archival films. The research proposes that editorial grammar or meter – with its definitive or categorical status - can be scrutinised and reworked, introducing broader, contemporary perspectives whilst revealing embedded, propogandised agendas.
The aim of my research is to ‘unlock’ voices, bringing out implicit pluralities implicit in the ritual public reading of Christian Scripture, while disrupting the single authoritative voice that conventionally builds its main tone. The project will contribute towards a religious and a sound practice, by bringing together theory and practice in a reciprocal exploration.
My study hopes to determine the value of the approach as a catalyst in drawing out these intangible, yet integrated components of the history curriculum. It will also explore the use of drama in delivering ‘contested’ histories, developing recommendations of the HA (Historical Association), which can encourage students’ to appreciate the many challenging and conflicting interpretations of the past.