Wales / Duration 11m 4s / 2014
A Super-8 version of the Spartacus story, re-edited from Spartaco, an Italian peplum starring Massimo Girotti is re-worked with a distorted version of No More Heroes by The Stranglers.
Dianthus, the revolutionary flower, has been captured by the evil Empire and must be rescued by our unknown, unknowing, unknowable hero.
Michael Cousin is predominantly a moving-image artist, whose main concern is the reformation of lost narratives and the retelling of histories in order to discover some personal truth. The facts are often incontrovertible but how we deal with them isn’t.
He is the Founder and curator of Outcasting an online moving image gallery and Curator / Co-Director of the O:4W Film Festival. He is also an Artist Member of the Contemporary Art Society, London and former co-curator at g39, Cardiff.
The term has been adopted by film-makers to denote a new interpretation of an existing work by the restoration of previously removed material.
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