Julie Myers’ practice involves film, photography, sound, installation and digital technology.
Her projects respond to people and places through collaborations with local communities, musicians, school children, senior citizens, scientists, gardeners, architects, on-line participants, and others.
She is interested in accessible everyday ways that people make sense of their environment through memories, stories and personal experience.
Her work is concerned with participation and collaboration and in developing projects that enable material generated with local communities to be celebrated and shared in public space.
“During my first visit to Totland, I met Helen, a local councillor who talked to me about the history of the lighthouse. On the beach I had a conversation with a teenager about her pin-hole camera and the workshop she was part of at Dimbola Lodge. I talked to Liz Wason whose family owns the old lifeboat house and later that evening met a fisherman involved with the local campaign group Dark Wight Skies.
“Through these encounters, and others, the project began to develop – bits of pieces of information, stories and photographs threaded together to create the Great Light and Dark Show, a public event and film which brings together local people of all ages to celebrate and share their unique cultural heritage” – Julie Myers