Using your smartphone, we will experiment with a series of recording methods which aid and/or disrupt the video image. We will begin with an introduction to smartphone cameras, how they work and how they can produce the images they do with such a small lens. We then look at some experimental video examples, try them out, and then take them into the streets of Manchester through a designated group walk. We will then collect the material, producing a montage.

Jamie Jenkinson is a video artist, curator, lecturer and researcher specialising in user devices such as smartphones. He was the Exhibition Road Digital Artist in Residence at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London (2015-16); is a lecturer at the Royal College of Art, London; and has exhibited internationally including: National Portrait Gallery, London; Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg; and CCA, Glasgow. His current PhD thesis ‘Popular Video: approaching video art in the age of the smartphone user’ is funded by the NWCDTP through Lancaster University, Lancaster.

(Includes 30min lunch break)

Image: Cheng Ran self-portrait, courtesy of the artist