Module

Module
(2011)
Single channel video

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A single channel video work composed of images which have been appropriated from existing source material (David Cronenberg’s 1969 film Stereo).

The visual content focuses on sections of the content of the original film which contain images of the Brutalist architecture of the University of Toronto Scarborough which are re-photographed to remove any human presence and to re-structure the focus of the images onto the architectural elements. The images are accompanied by a collage soundtrack composed from environmental sounds and the human voice.

The piece engages with themes in the work of JG Ballard (the psychological effects of architecture, environment and sound, appropriation, collage, and the notion of ‘inner space’) alongside foregrounding the modular nature of forms of architecture and the process of film-making.

Exhibited as part of the group exhibition Crash at VIVID Birmingham Centre for Media Arts, Birmingham.

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