UK / Duration 2m 55s / 2010
Silent Landscape uses found film footage gleaned from the feature film production process, revealing a view that is usually hidden from the cinema audience. The still landscape is interrupted with a familiar cinematic device creating an unexpected reaction in the viewer.
It was selected for Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2011 which toured the UK in September 2011 to January 2012.
There are some limited edition screenprints available for purchase created in conjunction with this film here.
“I am a kind of cinematic magpie. Most of my source material is gleaned from the cutting room floor of the film production process. I seek to reveal the stuff that the audience never sees, reprocessing and exposing moments that would otherwise be lost forever. Recycling waste and celebrating hidden labour are persistent intentions in my practice. Rescuing a moment and reanimating it is a form of bringing it alive – a kind of memento vivere.”
“As celluloid succumbs to the pixel, the endless bombardment of images upon the viewer seems ever more intense. Each blockbuster movie boasts to be bigger, faster and more explosive than the last. I attempt to use the tools and language of 21st century cinema to expose that which has not been seen before and try to seduce the viewer with an alternate view. As the digital and dematerialised world progresses, I search through the analogue graveyard and collect snippets left behind worthy of a second look.”