UK Competition: So It Goes
Tuesday, 18 January 2022
Image: CASTOROCENE, George Finlay Ramsay
Everything is finite. But all moments, past, present and future, however fleeting, have always existed and always will. From the profound significance of a life lost, to snapshots of the banal and the absurd - our collective existence amounts to a mere evolutionary speck in the grand scheme of things. These films ponder our place in the universe in heartfelt, distinctive ways. Featuring the latest work from John Ogunmuyiwa (Mandem, Wilson) and Joanna Quinn (Famous Fred, The Wife of Bath, Britannia).
Curated by Varun Raman
George Finlay Ramsay
After humans have destroyed the world (again) an unnamed beast swims up from a forgotten swamp and rebuilds the world from zilch. CASTOROCENE, shifting between essay and semi-fictionalised nature documentary, is a ‘film pome’ dedicated to one of nature’s great architects.
after a room
Nights are long inside Naomi and Ram’s room. Tonight, they’ve invited Marina over and their messy space is under scrutiny. Exploring intimacy as personal playground, skin as intimate map, Naomi’s docile body is coming lose amidst the tension inside a room she continues knowing and unknowing. The small expressive child inside her is itching to ring its giggle through the night, before day breaks.
Affairs of the Art
59-year-old factory worker Beryl is totally obsessed with drawing, her fixation dominating the entire household. Apart from husband Ifor, Beryl’s model and muse, the whole family is addicted to something - son Colin is a technical geek and sister Beverly is a fanatically narcissistic taxidermist. Apparently obsession is in the family’s DNA.