Tales of First and Second Sight is a collection of live and digital stories based on my life and my family. Each story is an individual, complete in itself, but when taken together they form a picture made up of many pictures, gradually revealing more and more.

The very first, Chicken Tonight, was created during a BBC Wales Digital Story workshop, was broadcast on BBC 2W in 2007.

Some of the short films here are traditional digital stories, others push the boundaries by using contrasting and conflicting imagery and video. Tales of First and Second Sight came about through a Major Creative Wales Award from the Arts Council of Wales in 2009. Tales was performed live to small communities in British Columbia, Canada and then brought back to Wales at The Pierhead, Cardiff. One Tale, Clicker, was broadcast across 24 Live Sites in towns and cities in Wales, England, Ireland and Scotland during the Christmas period 2010 and again in 2011. In 2011 some of the Tales were exhibited at the Kennedy Center, Washington DC, and both live and digital Tales were the headline event at the Interact disability arts festival Auckland. Radio New Zealand presenter, Chris Laidlaw, described them as “a digital Canterbury Tales”.

Tales of First and Second Sight is available for live performances, festivals, screenings and exhibition. For more information contact chris@bigswifty.co.uk


Tales of First and Second Sight can be booked in Wales at a subsidised rate through the Arts Council of Wales’ Night Out circuit.

Still Life

Clicker

The Dadness

First and Second Sight

Time Being

Welsh Learner

Baby’s Bottle

The Movement

Flow

Chris being interviewed on Radio New Zealandhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCA3vnzsfvg&feature=youtu.be
Click here to see Chris making people laugh in New Zealandhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3npX09qx7pYhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3npX09qx7pYhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3npX09qx7pYshapeimage_3_link_0shapeimage_3_link_1

View the digital work