Like Dr Joolz and her work on teenage girls' discourse patterns here, she described how teenage girls presented small stories, across different interactions, and returned to them again and again, sometimes reducing them to one-liners.
She and I also talked about non-narratives and withdrawing of narratives, because that is what I talked about.
I was also reminded of small stories when we went here today and watched The Smiths' fans singing Karaoke versions, from diverse countries. They were hilarious but also moving.
I realised these were small stories, dramatic representations and re-enactments, much like Alexandra's teenage girls who told and re-told their stories across interactive chains.
Of Phil Collins' work, the guide said:
His projects are often the culmination of a prolonged period of contact between the artist and the individuals pictured in his work. Dealing with some of the most extreme human situations and experiences – love and death, war and loss - there is also a strong element of humour and energy within Collins's work. Through choreographing seemingly playful scenarios, and inviting his subjects to actively participate in the creative process of representation, Collins’s practice subtly challenges the documentary medium while retaining an incisive political and social dimension.
Here is another small story from Flickr.
If you look this wonderful collection there are loads of them.