The “Coal Face” was commisioned by Ffotogallery for the Diffusion-2019 International Photography Festival. The project was an off-shoot of Arts Council of Wales R+D funding to create full 3-d portraiture.
We engaged with ex-miners, mostly from the Rhymney Valley, and photographed them in our mobile 3-d studio. Musicician John Rea created an immersive soundscape, made from sounds recorded at old minining sites and interview snippets . The audio-visual installation was projected in a blackbox cinema at Diffusion festival.