Aboriginal Myths of South London

by Ball, Steven

Digital video 2010

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• Off and Free Festival, Seoul, Korea, November 2011 • Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival, Hawick, Scottish Borders, October 2011 • Maelfa Screening Programme, Spike Island, Bristol, March 2011 • Melbourne Cinematheque, Australia, March 2011 • Austral

Aboriginal Myths of South London adapts world views associated with indigenous people of Oceania to an interpretation of the space and social history of places in South London. As the first manifestation of the project, this video is presented as its prelude and explores New Kent Road, a major road close to the artist’s home. This application of attitudes to the status of the dead and human relationship to the ground, becomes a materialist alternative to the concept of the genius loci and the familiar. The approach is measured and austere, employing an arrangement of animated photographs and voice texts that becomes a poetic essay.


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