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Animation and Edit: Sally Sibbet

Design: Dominic Flannigan & Lionel Skerratt

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“Last year – in a live show I did with Massive Attack – we tried to evoke this new world. We used a song from the 1980s called “Bela Lugosi’s dead” – which I love because it has a very powerful feel of repetition. The audience were surrounded by 11 twenty-five foot high screens.

I’m not sure how successfully we did it – but what I was trying to show is how your past is continually being replayed back to you – like a modern ghost. And it means we stand still unable to move forwards. Like a story that’s got stuck.

I’ve put a short bit of it together from some camera-phone videos shot by the audience in New York. It’s a bit rough – as is the sound – but you’ll get a sense of it.”

from http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/adamcurtis/posts/NO-FUTURE

“Tate Modern premieres an important new body of work by the American artist Taryn Simon. A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters was produced over a four-year period (2008-11), during which Simon travelled around the world researching and recording bloodlines and their related stories. In each of the eighteen ‘chapters’ that make up the work, the external forces of territory, power, circumstance or religion collide with the internal forces of psychological and physical inheritance. Read More

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Mark Read “This is a true story”
Single- channel video

A beautiful Japanese girl is found dead in a snowy field near Fargo, North Dakota. Internet rumours suggest that she had flown from Tokyo in search of the millions of dollars buried in the snow from a scene in the Coen Brothers film Fargo, apparently believing the films subtitle “this is a true story”.
First shown as feature documentary that was shot entirely as photographs this narrative recreates her journey, through eyewitness accounts to reveal a much darker and tragic truth.

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