Collaborations with Joshua Alexander: Animal Drum

A collaboration with video artist Joshua Alexander, Animal Drum is a short, conceptual poetic film about disease, menial work and the remnants of the British Empire. Animal Drum calls on the miserabalist, absurdist traditions of post-war European avant garde theatre and poetry. By employing the red herring of the Comedia Dell Arte ‘plague doctor’ mask, as a juxtaposition to the glossed over friendliness of a contemporary ‘happy’ urban landscape it invokes deliberate absurdity in its visuals as well as its text. It is London shot, environment specific and includes performance footage from the Science Museum