Works&Projects

Upside Down - Minutiae
by George Barber

man hanging upside down

Still from Upside Down - Minutiae

Synopsis:

Three people, strung upside down on the back of a truck attached to scaffolding are taken on a ten minute drive.

Equipped with a microphone they each describe what they see and hear. Later the participants are are interviewed by the artist who asks them a series of personal questions about their childhood and other significant events in their lives which, with hindsight, they see in a different light.

These are brought together so that the viewer not only hears the participants' immediate reactions to being hung upside -down, but also gets a sense of changes in outlook and perspective that have been brought about during the participants' lives.

Commissioned  by Picture This and South West Media Development Agencyas part of Remote Sensing: Outlook and Observation in collaboration with Spacex Gallery and Prema.

Details:

Year 2000
Duration 4 minutes
Medium
Original format
Screening format
Aspect ratio
Audio Yes
Colour / B&W Colour
Screens 1

Credits:

Funded by the Arts Council of England’s National Touring programme with additional financial support from South West Arts.

Screening history:

12 - 28 October 2000
Spacex Gallery, Exeter, UK

19 October 2000
LUX Centre, London, UK

Prema Art Centre, Gloucestershire, UK

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