James Paddock

James Paddock

ArtistSouthampton, United Kingdom
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James Paddock

James Paddock

ArtistSouthampton, United Kingdom
About me
I am a British visual artist working in video and installation. I use my practice to explore everyday life and how this can be impacted by mental health and social class. My work fuses the surreal experience of severe mental illness with the mundane experience of our daily lives. I usually begin my work by creating a seed of an idea on my own then once developed, I will work collaboratively as the lead artist of a creative team. For my current project ‘Mirrored to the core’ I collaborated with an Opera Director, a Musical Director/Composer, a Director of Photography and a Sound Recordist to produce a video artwork with an operatic twist. My work has been exhibited in both group and solo shows in the UK and internationally. I have also taken on roles as a facilitator, have given talks and co-developed courses on mental health and the arts.
Projects
  • Mirrored to the Core (Ongoing and current project)
    Mirrored to the Core (Ongoing and current project)Artist James Paddock began the journey of Mirrored to the Core inspired to create an installation, which then increasingly gathered collaborative energy into its current form, a 14-minute art video installation layering compositional filmic soundtrack, opera singing and location filming into a world where, rather than dwelling in the past or projecting into the future, we are invited to live in the moment. Paddock's poetic artistic response is a true celebration of spontaneity and the leap of fa
Projects credited in
  • Panel Discussion: Mirrored to the Core
    Panel Discussion: Mirrored to the Coret was fantastic to meet James Paddock and watch his incredible film 'Mirrored to The Core', which was made with non-neurotypical cast and crew. I was excited to speak on a panel discussing this work hosted by Disability Arts Online and chaired by Alys Scott-Hawkins This is a film that is definitely worth watching!
Skills
  • Video Art
  • Installation Art
  • Video Installation
Education
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    Bachelor of Arts (BA) Cardiff School of Art & Design
     - Cardiff, United Kingdom
    2:1 (Hons)