Ruth Catlow - London
is a film maker, installation artist and internet artist, amongst many
have really enjoyed looking at the images and texts on the journeyweb
am always touched by peoples' everyday observations about their surroundings....I
would like to submit two films"
Catlow, August 2002)
'Exotic -Responsibility is Yours'
This short film was shot in September 2001. It reflects on the confusions
and difficulties of finding a position of informed responsibility for
the embattled state of the world, in a fractured community. Shot around
Walthamstow market (the oldest and longest market in London) I shift
my own identity by imagining myself behind the eyes of my Muslim women
neighbours. The film ends with a Sufi fable about exotic fruit, subjectivity,
perspective and context.
'In the Winter Months'
This short film was shot over Christmas time and
is about seeing shamanistic hedonism and animism in my local, Walthamstow,
shopping centre. A gold reindeer, a Christmas decoration rocking on
its hanger in Poundstretchers and a boy's primal scream from the seat
of a Tesco's shopping trolley are set against the surreal telling of
a Finish hallucinogenic ritual involving the drinking of reindeer urine.
Gandha Key (Site Owner)
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