After The Last Domino
After the Last Domino is a triangulation of perspectives on post-colonial biographical experience told through imagined parallel lives and mediated views of past events.
An uncomfortable end point of male dominated history, looking back along the pathways of power struggles in South African border wars. Fictional voices are caught between cultural values and their attempts to overturn destructive memories of problematic pasts and failed ambitions.
These memories intersect with the recorded histories in the form of films and television to reflect upon the changing structures of history, from authoritative certainty towards a more visual and non-linear form, shaped by personal testimonies and new media. Three parallel lives, a journalist and two fighters from opposing sides of conflict converge on the, chalk cliffs of Beachy Head in East Sussex.
Simon Rattigan is a U.K. born film and video artist who grew up in Johannesburg, South Africa and is currently living in London. He Graduated from Chelsea school of art in London with an MA in fine art.
He has developed his practice through researching the relationships of moving image, sound and language to explore sensory and autobiographical experience. His works transform found and new footage to interweave personal narrative with political and historical structures. His works have been exhibited nationally and internationally, and made use of Museum displays and archival materials taking the form of installations, videos and books.