The video arts-based research is based on a recorded interview with director, actor, and creator Steven Hill. By disrupting the interview through visual inserts and pithy philosophical responses into the visual frame we are seeking to unpack the conventional research interview. This piece not only playfully unpacks the objectivity of the researcher but also offers a field of visual play that formally furthers Steven Hill’s theorizing on the idea of frames and what predetermines the frames we bring to the project of art for social change.
Steven Hill is currently Co-Artistic Director of Fight with a Stick and Associate Professor in Theatre Performance in the School for Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Steven Hill and Patti Fraser shared a ‘history’ of collaboration that dated back to the AIDS activist movement in North American in the late 1980’s. The entire interview with Mr. Hill can be viewed within artists interviews.
This video was originally published in Art/Research International Vol 1, No 1 at