Face-Script Part 2

This work is structured around the overlaying of close ups of faces and reverse angle conversation shots from two films. The first set of images is an army reconstruction (Shades of Grey, 1947) of (Let There Be Light, 1946) a suppressed army documentary, using actors to perform words and gesture from the original documentary to repurpose it’s meaning with an all white cast. The second set of images is from the contemporary Hollywood feature (The Master, 2012) which recreates scenes and gestures word for word from this documentary and, once again using a predominantly an all white cast, for a fictional historical narrative.
The work Face-Script: explores conventions of film making techniques using the face as a structure to dismantle and then reconfigure a new relationship with the private and public self from empathy, personal responsibility, ownership and cinematic image invention of the private individual, into the uses of facial recognition technologies. The soundtrack in part 2 is an echo of part 1 with the same minimalist guitar recordings linking the shifting relationships across time and film histories.


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    9 minutes 15 seconds
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
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