The Drive Out Cinema
/ Denmark / Scotland
2004 – 2006
These films are shot always from moving vehicles (Carrier series). Vital to the work is the notion of forward movement. Primary content is about Migration, displacement, destruction, loss, and the turbulence caused by aspects of relocation. Whether enforced or chosen.
In the films we see roads, dust clouds, people running attempting to catch up or get left behind, we see familiar items of domestic furniture, dragged and torn apart. The full process is caught on film.
Filmed only at night, the objects in the films become removed, highlighted, seemingly drifting, as they are torn, damaged and broken apart. The Drive Out Cinema investigates the themes of migration and loss, and how these might impact upon human relationships and material possessions.
the full process repeatedly, various items of domestic furniture large
and small sourced in various countries,
Beds, fridges, chairs,
televisions, cookers, washing machines, design furniture,
pianos, ping pong tables, couches, computers are all dragged
on deserted roads.
from these films is sculpted and changed by the road and vehicle directly.
The scars, bruises, scrapes
demolished pieces form
the installation and feel of the situation in which the
installed and projected.
These interconnected projects highlight the very experience of migration, common to many today. As well as our notions of value; through the use of different styles, time periods and values of furniture the project connects to people of different age groups and backgrounds.
“ I want people to consider, see and feel what it is like to lose all that is familiar. Through force or choice, Migration and displacement is an ever increasing and pressing issue in the contemporary world. As well as question their own needs and desires for the lastest items and consumer goods – which ultimately have a far reaching global affect,.. how much do we need? And what happens when we lose it?”