THINGS (2014, 21 mins, 16mm, b/w+col)
Things is a travelogue in which the filmmaker leads himself and the viewer through a tour of the four seasons, without ever once setting foot across his doorstep - focusing on unexplored things inside his own four walls. A year-long journey through domestic surroundings that at the same time is a trip into imagination and collective memory - revealed in the collected fragments of images, film, objects and sounds, a bed, books and, observed through a window pane, a squirrel in the garden.
As the seasons change, parallels and associations are made with things previously seen; an intricate web of clues to a life, there for the viewer to unpick. Commissioned by Film and Video Umbrella and Gareth Evans.
Fable – Temporary Gallery, Cologne, Sept/Oct 2014
Things – Kate MacGarry Gallery, London, Sept/Oct 2014
International Film Festival Rotterdam – winner Tiger Award for Short Film 2015
Dokufest – best short 2015
New York Film Festival
Mar del Plata International Film Festival
Filmmaker Festival, Milan
see clips: http://staywhereyouare.fvu.co.uk/