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Women Cinemakers he said I should really put in a proposal for a PhD. Again, there’s not an entirely straight line from there – I could have done a theoretical PhD, but it was picked up for supervision by Charlie Gere in Contemporary Art, and he asked at the first meeting, in a very leading way, whether it would be a practice based PhD. Jen Southern is my other supervisor. I’d just had shown in the Supernova Digital Animation Festival in Denver, and I had the confidence to give an enthusiastic yes by that time. Since I started 18 months ago, it’s been an amazing time, having the time to both think and make. I still can’t quite believe where I am. It certainly wasn’t a plan – more a mixture of curiosity, being in the right place, taking my chances and sometimes some misfortune and desperation! For this special edition of we have selected , a captivating experimental video that our readers have already started to get to know in the introductory pages of this article and that can ben viewed at . What has at once captured our attention of your insightful inquiry into is the way the results of your artistic research provides the viewers with such an intense visual experience. While walking our readers through the genesis of , would you tell us how did you develop the initial idea? Behind me in my office is a frame containing four tiles showing scenes from . We found them when my father died – he was not much of a reader and we had no idea why he had them. But I liked them and got them framed. I think we often speak from the happenchance of our experiences, the unique set of things that comprise an individual life. The as an idea had been floating around in my head for a while. Also, there was also a sim in Second Life called which I really wanted to work with. Then one day I had a note that said that the sim was going to close

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WomenCinemakers, Special Edition  

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