Sarah Cole and Annis Joslin are visual artists who have been collaborating together since 2017.
Their approach is to make work through conversation and workshops with others, exploring lived experiences within a supportive, experimental framework. These social art encounters lead to the making of co-authored video, drawings, texts, images, performances, installations and presentations.
Over the last five years their work includes; STATIC, a 360 video, Messy Business, six short films made with survivors of domestic violence, The Change, an experiment in archive film, green screen and movement, and STUCK, a silent dance video made in 360 and shown in a crystal ball format.
They have recently received an Arts Council England National Lottery Project Grant and will be developing new work in partnership with Brighton Women's Centre, Phoenix Arts Space and FuseBox, Wired Sussex. This project, SHIFT, is phase one of research & development towards a larger scale 360 / immersive artwork, and will also involve collaborations with Acting Our Age, an improvisational dance group and Safe in Sussex. In addition, Cole & Joslin received an A-N Artist's Bursary in 2021, providing mentoring with film-maker Andrew Kotting and technical learning with Inkibit, a female-led VR/AR creative collective.
Cole & Joslin's screenings, exhibitions and commissions include People United, The National Trust, Videoclub's Third Thursdays, Tate Modern, Electric Medway Festival, Fabrica, Cine-City Festival, Brighton, New Digital Planetarium, Athens & Courage Film Festival, and Courage Festival (semi-finalists), Berlin.
This website is for their joint work.
To see their individual work, please go to: