Simon Fildes will research and develop a short stop-frame animation with 3D printed models, exploring exhaustion. Contrasting the flawlessness of the technology with the struggle of the model to perform, the work will highlight the difficulty of achieving perfection in a world that moves faster and is so much bigger than the figures. Diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2009, Unlimited will enable Fildes to rethink notions of performance and physicality in his work as an artist and producer. (CS)
New Media artist Simon Fildes’ work has spanned almost 2 decades in visual and performing arts. Works range from site-specific video installations to web based works. The inspiration for his work has always been movement and transformation, mapping hidden choreographies and responding to environments. Over the past 18 years Simon has edited and co-produced on most of the video dance works directed by his partner and collaborator Katrina McPherson including the award winning short films Moment and There is a Place. Other collaborations include interactive works made for www.hyperchoreography.org, and the international Move-me.com project. a touring interactive video dance installation and website. In 2006 he was short-listed for the Creative Scotland Awards. Simon is currently the director of Goat, the production company he co-runs with Katrina.