Return of the Black Tower

Return of the Black Tower

(after John Smith)

HDV video 15 minutes 2007, Made for PEER Gallery

(Installation and single screen work)

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Excerpt from Time Out review

“Barmy, baffling and weirdly funny, Thomas’ rejig takes Smith’s honed inquiry into film’s structural conditions and reverses its terms: instead of a lone protagonist, a group; instead of his lonely death because of the tower, a Helena & lucia-stringcelebratory union with the ‘thing’. Thomas’s non-sequitur digression into collective conviction is an elliptical, satirical examination of contemporary belief, as much as it is about the problem of art as an incommensurate, incommunicable experience. If Smith’s film sought to reveal the truth of its technology, Thomas suggests that video can only witness truth’s evanescence in an increasingly uncertain age. “

JJ Charlesworth review Time Out 2007

Click HERE  and scroll down to watch an excerpt of this work

Performers:

John: John Wagland, Jennifer: Jennifer Thorne