Disturbances and Design (09 January, 2015)
The third instalment of Wayne Burrows residency at Crate Diggin' brings a collaboration with Jon Brookes, a classic 1950's General Motors advert and work by the fictional British Artist Robert Holcome.
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(Wayne Burrows/Jon Brooks, 2010)
‘Disturbances’ is a short film compiled from found 35mm slides and it was originally screened with a recorded score made for the purpose by Jon Brooks, then narrated with a live voice-over as part of an Annexinema event at a disused cinema. Brooks is best known for his work with Ghost Box records, under the identity The Advisory Circle, though he has also released two LPs – ‘Shapwick’ and ‘52’ – on Frances Castle’s Clay Pipe Music imprint under his own name.
Design For Dreaming (General Motors, 1956)
A visually incredible long-form musical commercial advertising the General Motors Motorama of 1956, presenting consumerism as a fabulous dream world. It’s likely that this was exactly the kind of film that inspired the early days of British pop and youth culture, as seen in exhibitions like the Independent Group’s ‘This Is Tomorrow’, staged at the Whitechapel Gallery the same year.
Film Strip: 1966 (Wayne Burrows, 2012)
A digital reconstruction of a sequence of still images compiled in a concertina book by the fictional British artist Robert Holcombe in 1966, with a score by British electronics pioneer F.C. Castle.