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Geraldine Heaney has been working with Platform for a number of years. In 2016 she was commissioned to create a film to mark the tenth anniversary of the venue which you can find here. She has starred in Christmas shows, delivered numerous Play Cafe sessions and created lots of original film and performance with Creation Station. Geraldine also works with KOR! Records who will be leading SWITCH 2018 in October and continuing to make music with the Glenburn Centre and Loose Morals here at Platform. We spoke to Geraldine to find out more about her work and her relationship with Platform.
What is your favourite performance or event you have attended at Platform?
It’s very hard to choose a favourite. There’s always something exciting or interesting happening every time I am at Platform. I really enjoyed making a new show with Creation Station in June featuring a Dog-Shark, a Little Leaf, Batman and lots of doughnuts. I also really enjoyed coming along to the Soundsystems sharing event in the summer. Lots of confident, talented young people performing really exciting new music.
What is it you enjoy about working with Platform?
There’s lots of things I love about working at Platform. I like the trust and freedom to be really creative and experimental. I love the dedication from the staff that work in the building to make exciting things happen. I also love all the people I’ve got to know over the last 6 years from just being in the building.
Can you tell us a little bit more about your practice?
I’m a multidisciplinary artist working regularly with film, music and live performance. I work on a diverse range of projects and have designed and facilitated projects for lots of Scottish companies. I’m also a co-founder of independent record label KOR! Records, who create music projects with young people with additional support needs. I also perform with Sprog Rock, a band creating live music experiences for young audiences. I recently achieved my Level 6 BSL certificate and I’m very interested in exploring the creative possibilities of access to my work.
Who or what are you inspired by?
Bjork, Michel Gondry, Miranda July, skate films, Pauline Oliveros, dancing, spending time with pals, feature documentaries, Libraries, travelling, I really find working at Platform inspiring too!
What are you working on at Platform?
I am working with a number of groups that are for young people and children at Platform: Creation Station, Platform TV, Play cafe and KOR! Records