This week we are pleased to feature the self-titled collaborative film, James McCann & Rehan Yusuf as our artwork of the week. This short film is part of our current exhibition ‘The ReSearch Room Presents…’, and is the culmination of James’ recently completed ReSearch project with Project Ability.
James McCann is a performance artist, film maker, and a sculptor as well as a Fine Art Practice PhD candidate from the Glasgow School of Art. He has documented and worked creatively with three Project Ability artists to produce filmic pieces “which are either an extension of or descriptive of an existing body of work or their artistic practice as a whole.”
Rehan Yusuf is one of the Project Ability artists whom James has been working with. Rehan’s colourful and figuratively abstract paintings provide the back drop for the narrative in this short film. Exploring the mind of Rehan through conversation, painting and text, James McCann & Rehan Yusuf is an experimental assemblage of investigation into the creative thought processes of both James and Rehan.