Wednesday, 7 October 2009
Nightcruising (2009) is a new video that I made to screen at Galleri Andersson/Sandström in Sweden, for the exhibition Removed From the Eyes of Strangers (part of the European tour of "Unheimlich" exhibitions organised by Matt Roberts Arts). The gallery pre-viewed the video and chose to withdraw it from the exhibition due to the sexual content. Instead, two large prints of images taken from the video were exhibited.
For Nightcruising I re-edited video clips from a porn scene shot at night on London's Hampstead Heath, manipulating the sound and speed of the footage to emphasise the ominous character of the nocturnal woodland setting and the activities taking place in it.
Turn the sound up on this one, and if you have headphones then listen to it through them - there's a lot going on in the bass end of the soundtrack to this video, which you won't hear on standard monitor or laptop speakers.