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Meet the team

Tara Sheridan

Beginning the workshops I had previous experience in film, having participated in the 1000 Londoners project. Brixton Labyrinth has enabled me to continue making work and develop my artistic style. By zooming in on objects, I can distort their appearance, and encourage viewers to think about their details. I used to shop at Brixton Market before the pandemic, so it was great to go back for one of the Saturday sessions and experience the sights, sounds and smells of everything on offer.

Don Ezequiel

My work for Brixton Labyrinth focusses on the colour yellow. Over the past few weeks, I’ve been making video clips of different textures I’ve spotted on wallpaper and clothes around Brixton Village and Market. My technical skills have really improved during this time; now I feel confident using the camera to capture clear shots of whatever I’m filming. And Juan is always on hand to help if I need it!

James Rowe

I’m really pleased with the work I’ve made for Brixton Labyrinth. I’m drawn to moving images, and during the workshops have been filming flashing signs and the reflective scales of fish, inspired by the movies Last Night in Soho and Finding Nemo. During the project I’ve gained valuable practical knowledge, such as the best format to shoot in to share my work.

Tara Davies

I’ve been using the workshops to express my love of fashion. At first, I found the camera equipment difficult to use, but Juan showed me how to get the best results by holding it correctly. It’s really rewarding to review my work at the end of the day and share it with the rest of the group.

Alex Folkes

I’m using the project to explore my Caribbean culture by filming fruit and vegetables around Brixton. I’m interested in the differences in prices, variety and atmosphere between the market and supermarkets close by. Brixton Labyrinth has taught me the importance of being sensitive to your location and asking for permission to film.

Juan delGado

Juan delGado lives and works in London. He works across a range of media including installation and photography and has produced an extensive body of work that explores themes of trauma, landscape, disability, dislocation and gender.

 

delGado has exhibited widely including at ARCO’05, Madrid, End of the World Biennial, Argentina, and the 2014 Mardin Biennial, Turkey. He was selected for the 2012 BBC Big Screens programme, in 2013 he was short-listed for the Jerwood Open Forest exhibition, and in 2014 he was awarded a major project commission by Unlimited that premièred at the Southbank Centre, London.

 

His work has been supported by many prestigious organisations including the British Council, the Wellcome Trust, Arts Council England, Spanish Ministry of Culture and ArtSchools Palestine. delGado has received commissions from the British Council, 2000; Welcome Trust, 2001; Queer ID Festival, 2007; and Unlimited, 2014 amongst other international public funding bodies.

Pilar Cortina Barro

“Being part of Brixton Labyrinth has been a really valuable experience for me. I’ve been involved in the National Autism Society for many years and was introduced to the project through Lambeth Social Group in order to develop the skills I need to pursue a career as a Media Researcher.

 

I’ve gained so much knowledge surrounding communications by helping with the coordination and documentation of workshops, and as a participant have been able to continue experimenting with different film techniques, something I’d previously begun doing at London Film Academy. I’m interested in fleeting images: shadows, reflections and passers-by.

 

It’s been amazing to work alongside such a diverse group of people and to visually document such interesting topics, like the relationship between food and heritage. I’ll always be grateful to have had the opportunity of contributing to such an important initiative.”

Michael Charsley