Around the world in 80 lines

A poetry film music work. Music by the Baghdaddies and the words by Kevin Kadwallender. Made with young people from Sunderland. The final work projected into a mirror suspended in the stairwell of the winter gardens, so the image was shown on the ceiling. I worked with young people who spoke about Sunderland as their whole world and seemed uninterested in going beyond their patch. This got us thinking about Jules Verne and his trip around the world and in bringing that to Sunderland, making landmarks in Sunderland into world landmarks. I did this using mattes once more, obviously fake, disturbing the frame. The projection of the final work, shot the video into the ceiling of the building, the distortion of the mirror making the video seem almost as if it was coming through a hole in the roof. Also I like the idea of the video trying to find a screen to land on, only to be pushed away.

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