About the Artist
Aim King is a London-based artist whose work incorporates film, poetry and walking. Having studied ecology at University of Liverpool and documentary filmmaking at Aberystwyth University, their work is inherently interdisciplinary and often involves collaboration between environmental activists and other artists. Their most recent collaboration with artist, Orla Bradfield, was officially selected for Tonnau Short Film Festival. Moving between intention and intuition as method for their practices, questions of embodiment, the other-than-human, place, and radical slowness are explored.
About the Commission
For my Centre for Material Thinking digital commission I will be making work in Mexico. Walking through varying environments, including forests, mangroves, cities and mountains, I will collect footage, sound recordings, and poems over a 6 week period. I will then verbalise ideas and feelings to artist, Orla Bradfield, who will translate them into illustrations. The final product will be an essay film made from walking ethnography, poetic introspection, and visual reimagining with an aim to further non-binary ecological thought.