I Know Where I’m Going by Ben Rivers

15.09.09
I Know Where I'm Going, image courtesy of Ben Rivers Ben Rivers’ I Know Where I’m Going documents a road trip undertaken by the artist earlier this year. The title is a nod to the Powell and Pressburger movie of the same name, the location of which – the isle of Mull – provided the end point for the journey. Contrary to the title’s assertion, Rivers ...
Photograph of Jesus by Laurie Hill

15.09.09
Photograph of Jesus, image courtesy of Getty Images Photograph of Jesus is Laurie Hill’s response to a challenge set by Getty Images, who invited filmmakers to create a piece utilising images from their Hulton Archive. Rather than set a rigid brief, the challenge offered key words and phrases as prompters to guide the filmmakers’ creativity. Examples of these prompters included ‘discover our past,’ ‘images that shape ...
Duncan Campbell

10.09.09
Bernadette, Duncan Campbell, image courtesy of LUX Duncan Campbell’s films are documentaries, but documentaries that test the boundaries of the form, acknowledging, in Campbell’s words, that ‘documentary is a peculiar form of fiction.’  Using archival material – images of bygone youth culture and urban decay in Falls Burns Malone Fiddles (2004) and footage of dissident and Activist Bernadette Devlin in Bernadette (2008) – Campbell attempts to ...
The Control Master by Run Wrake

08.09.09
The Control Master, image courtesy of Run Wrake The Control Master is the latest short film from BAFTA nominated animation director Run Wrake. Commissioned by Veer, the Canadian visual elements agency, to promote their Charles S Anderson collection. The film is animated using only images from this vast archive as source material and tells the story of a mysterious heroine and her unknown ally attempting to ...