In the Making – Paula Binnie

Paula Binnie – Graduate Certificate in Visual Art

For the ‘Untitled Dead Horse’ video work, I had about seven hours sleep in five days, I just had to get it all out. I sat and edited day and night. I knew the images I was going to put in. Sometimes it’s literally about losing a frame or two and then you’ve got to match it up with the other screen – when you’re exhibiting with two screens.

When you’re so focused, nothing is going to distract you. It’s very obsessive – but then I go for days without having ideas, so in that moment you don’t want to lose your rhythm. Sometimes it’s the only way, you might forget what was next. You’ve just got to get it made and for those few days, nothing else matters.

A version of this article originally appeared on Channel, the Faculty’s previous publishing platform.