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Videos by designer / directors Clayton Welham and Sam Williams

Function: processed digital and analogue visuals, sent through a chain of devices including a UHF transmitter, a 1960’s black and white TV and a DV camcorder.


The project created around the Woodchester Mansion in Gloucestershire. The Gothic Mansion was abandoned by its builders in the middle of construction, leaving behind a building that appears complete from the outside, but with floors, plaster and whole rooms missing inside. It has remained in this state since the mid-1870s. There were recordings with vintage mics and other analog machines then transformed into the powerful sounds you hear. All footage was filmed on site and broadcast, processed and captured before editing, mirroring Emptyset’s ‘chain of sound’ processes.


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Polyarnye Nochi

“Unforgiving and dramatic winters have often been regarded as one of Russia’s most defining characteristics. A Russian winter is redolent both of great hardship but also great beauty and for centuries it has been romanticised in the country’s painting, music and cinema. A continuation of Roberts’ exploration of contemporary Russian society and inspired by Russian cinema, Polyarnye Nochi explores the winter landscapes of Northern Russia during a period known as Polar Nights, when the region is shrouded in darkness nearly 24 hours a day.” (from a Format Festival booklet) Read More


“Steve Harries and Mel Bles traced the locations used in the making of famous 1970s films – including Taxi Driver, The Godfather and The Last Picture Show – and then photographed these places which, owing to their appearance on celluloid, have been strongly imprinted in the minds of millions moviegoers. What started as a simple journey turned into an epic road trip. They shot on Kodak colour negative film using a Mamiya 6×7 medium-format camera. Exhibition includes maps and ephemera. “

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