This special exhibit, in association with SSFF 2018, brings together three of Mr Cole’s most recent works for the first time in the UK. Here are films made on the boundaries of slow cinema.
Using Super-8 and other consumer formats, Mr Cole’s films take the language of narrative-based genre movies and infect them with an absurdist sensibility. Meta-narratives and open-source laboratory work expand and re-categorize the parameters of his cardboard and fog universe. From 2013-15, Mr Cole participated in the MFA program at Béla Tarr’s ‘film.factory’. In 2016, he completed an artist residency at Kino Klub Split. In 2017, he was EMAN#EMARE artist-in-residence at Bandits-Mages, Bourges, supported byArts Council England.
A desperate videophile of the future roams an abandoned city in search of off-line VHS footage with which to soothe her prosthetic eyes.
Croatia/UK | Digital | 16:9 | Colour | 20 minutes
Orphan episode of a lost detective series. A rookie detective is teamed up with a seasoned murder cop, whose break-down results in the disintegration of the show.
Bosnia & Herzegovina/UK | VHS | 16:9 | Colour | 40 minutes
Hana is an ASMR artist, creating intimate videos for millions of online followers – she hasn’t left her house for 18 months. Ed is a remote security image analyst, and Hana’s first online hook-up… This is a special preview screening looped across two screens.
Bosnia & Herzegovina/UK | Digital | 16:9 | Colour | 65 minutes