where is the utopia i was promised?
INTERACTIVE PUBLICATION OPTION:
These images show multiple options for the presentation of the work:
1: Lo-Fi Projection of film
2: Lo-Fi Projection of book (Audience will flick through using a laptop)
3: Film streaming among multiple tabs. (In this presentation I would allow the audience to add to a Padlet to add their thoughts, memories, anecdotes to surrender the work over the audience as this work has been artist-oriented until now)
4-5: Normal streaming of film (Lights on/off)
6: Published Book
Work in action:
This piece, used for the front cover of the publication, was also featured in Oddball Space’s A4 exhibition. It was installed, in Digbeth as a poster, by Jacob Carter et al. I was interviewed by Jacob about the piece as a highlight for the exhibition.
Anne Wood and Andrew Davenport, Teletubbies, Nursery Rhymes, 1998 (VHS)
Anthony Rizzo, Duck and Cover, 1952
BBC One, 24 News, September 11th 2001 (various British news coverage of 9/11)
Dave Fleischer, Betty Boop’s Big Boss, 1933
Dr. Saul Dushman, Dr. Roman Smoluchowski, Dr. David Harker, The Principles of Electricity, 1945
Elizabeth Meriwether, New Girl, 2011-2018
Harry O. Hoyt, The Lost World, 1925
Jam Handy Organisation, Reel American Wonderful World, 1959 https://archive.org/details/CSPAN3_20201126_210200_Reel_America_Wonderful_World_-_1959
James Cameron, Titantic, 1997
Matt Groenig, The Simpsons Shorts, on The Tracey Ullman Show, 1987 – 1989 (various used)
NASA, various gifs.
Otmar Gutmann and Erika Brueggemann, Pingu, 1990-1991
Roland Emmerich, 2012, 2009
Roland Emmerich, Day After Tomorrow, 2004
Various VHS collection tapes used of American media
Will Brenton and Iain Lauchlan, The Tweenies, Grumpy Max, April 9 2000
Many of these texts are not from the era of 2001-2012 to reference the influence of previous generations of childhood and most children will not grow up consuming only the media of their time.