THE UNSPEAKABLE FREEDOM DEVICE
I will be intermittently putting the whole of the film BELOW. More info on the film, the book, the tours, the scandal…. HERE
A kind of warped Folk-tale, the film follows two women through a bizarre, broken landscape of collapsing signs and imploding meanings, on a pilgrimage to the Winter Gardens, to cure their green baby. In this fantastic, primitive-future world, the difference between technology and magic has become incomprehensible. Our characters become entangled in a cargo-cult of Margaret Thatcher, and buy a Maggie doll which spouts quotations to guide them when they pull its string…
A TALE I KNOW NOTHING ABOUT
The complete work
This was a film commissioned by Tintype Gallery for ESSEX ROAD III
8th December – 14th Jan 2017
more info on the film Here
show info HERE
SCHOOL OF CHANGE
a collaboration with Simon Bookish, is an experimental, musical, science fiction film, based in a distorted reality that satirically reflects on our own, where changes; social, technological, geographical – mutations in the workings of reason itself – are threatening the viability of humanity. Go HERE for more info and stills about this project – on this website.
SCHOOL OF CHANGE- extended extract from film
11 Minute extract of 43 minute film
A 2.5 minute trailer for the 43 minute narrative film made for the Matt’s Gallery installation show of the same name in 2012.
SCHOOL OF CHANGE- 3 minute documentation
of the Sculptural installation aspect of the show at Matt’s Gallery 2012
ALL SUFFERING SOON TO END!
3.5 min EXCERPT 2010
This is a 3 and a half min excerpt from the 30 minute looping, narrative HD video shown in ‘The Dark Chamber’ section of the Installation of the same name at Matt’s Gallery April-June 2010. For more information on this work click HERE.and HERE
ALL SUFFERING SOON TO END!– Documentation
VIDEO DOCUMENTATION of Installation at Matt’s Gallery in the ‘Purple Chamber’ 2010
Sculpture /animation/sound Installation at Matt’s Gallery April -June 2010. A trip behind the screening chamber …around the back of the film ( see above) into the Purple Chamber- with live performance -appearance by the ‘fake’ Purple preacher.
RETURN OF THE BLACK TOWER
[after John Smith]
Presented at PEER in 2oo7 this is the complete 15 minute HDV video that was framed within an installation that echoed its formal spatial conceits. This is a ‘response piece ‘ to John Smith’s 1987 film. Click Here for more information.
BECAUSE OF THE WAR
13.31 minutes ( complete version) 2005
A dapper Yellow Man Lecturer looks the viewer squarely in the eye and delivers an account of how it all came to pass: the conflict, the changes, everyday acts of transubstantiation, leading to a world where magick and ritual are suburban norms. Part slide show, with occasional forays into narrative interludes, this free verse instructional starts to shift in the viewer’s gaze. Although a world governed by Neo-Absurdist un-sense, there’s a burgeoning sense of the familiar…
click HERE and scroll down to read the performed text
This video was part of ‘We make our own Television’ touring show with Paul Tarragó that started at ALMA ENTERPRISES …
and more of Paul’s work at http://paultarrago.wordpress.com/
2001, digital video
The story of two young girls who dig up a microscopic woman from the back garden. They incubate her in their mouths, in their bed, they lock her in a dolls house wallpapered with pornography to make her grow up faster, and when she is ready and life sized they take her to the disco. Unfortunately, though maybe alive, she has grown up to be full of nothing – so they have to get rid of her and put her back into the place in nature where she came from. This piece was commissioned for the group show ‘GIRL’ at the New Art Gallery Walsall, UK