INEPT RACONTEUR (2008)

Showing website descriptions of unseen, archived, ephemeral films my aim is to explore inter relationships between the described and the hidden, object and text. Influenced by Barthes notion that ‘writing is the destruction of every voice’ the work seeks to highlight the wobbliness of imaginative responses to dry, mechanical texts.

Viewers are invited to kneel on cushions and read the texts in front of lamps, set on timers, that may switch off at any moment; a reference to the unstable medium of the original film stocks and difficulties of public access for viewing films hidden in archives.

With thanks to the Huntley Film Archives.