(2014/15, 1’00”, HD)
An experimental film in which white lines describe abstract shapes and constructions in hard outlines. As the film progresses, the drawings become more and more detailed until we realize they are in fact details of a drawing of a hospital corridor.
The film deliberately references abstract films by Walter Ruttman, Viking Eggeling and Hans Richter, although in Ward the final image is entirely figurative.
Ward was developed from an idea by Ilona Sagar for sequences for a live-action film, which were never used. The drawing is taken from a photograph I took of the corridor outside the ward in King’s College Hospital in London where my son Daniel was born.
Ward was originally made for the One Minute Volume 8 touring programme of artists’ films and videos, curated by Kerry Baldry, alongside works by Laure Prouvost, John Smith, Alexander Costello, Guy Sherwin, Tina Keane and Katherine Meynell.
Film Festival Screenings
In the Am1nation programme at Animate Open: Parts & Labour at QUAD, Derby, UK, 19th December 2015
One Minute Screenings
As part of Kerry Baldry’s One Minute – Volume 8 touring programme of artists’ films and videos:
Bloc Projects, Sheffield, 4th February 2016