Taking as a starting point JG Ballard's short story The Greatest Television Show on Earth (1972), in which television executives return to the past to transmit events to future audiences, my presentation will consider a real and speculative experience of working in Portland and Weymouth; game-playing, shipping forecasts, time-travel, and the conflation of production and encounter.
Frances Scott's recent work considers the trance state as a site of production, drawing on the register of the pre-emptive voice, and the role of the script in forecasting. Her research often stems from a physical 'participation' in the content of enquiry – attending hypnosis sessions to record the spoken script as basis for a screenplay, or working with a Mah Jong group to become game-players in a fiction. THE MIRACLE METHODS SERIES: Distance Readers, first commissioned by b-side festival in 2012 and broadcast on local council bus information screens in Portland and Weymouth, will be screened in June 2013 as part of 'Selected III', curated by FLAMIN and recent Jarman Award nominees, at Nottingham Contemporary, Duke of York's Cinema, Brighton, Star and Shadow Cinema, Newcastle, FACT Liverpool, CCA Glasgow, and the Whitechapel, London.
Her practice includes a collaborative project CATALOG with Joyce Cronin, recently presenting events at Tate Tanks, Five Years and Resonance FM. Frances is currently a studio resident at the Woodmill, London, and graduated from the BA History of Art, at the Courtauld Institute of Art in 2003, and from the MA Fine Art at Wimbledon College of Art in 2010.