In late 2015, young people from SHMU worked with artists Graeme Roger and Philippa Tomlin to create short pieces of film, which we have called Digital Poetry. They were directly inspired by writing from Yvonne Heald and Trisha Harvey who are part of the Granite Writers’ Group and include some of their words within the pieces. Each piece reflects upon a favourite place in Aberdeen and the atmosphere of the writing and the city itself. You will see that they have also been inspired in style by music videos and creative adverts. The sound supporting the videos online comes from Pete Stollery and our Granite Music pieces.
We had a brilliant time coming up with creative ways to explore poetry and place, making storyboards and then going out on location to film the pieces. It was really fun to explore Aberdeen and look at the city in a different way.