Last chance to see ..
‘Dia de los Muertos’ (Day of the Dead) exhibition, film and Artists’ book - Phil Taylor
Exhibition closes Sunday 18 November (open daily 10-5, Sat & Sun 11-4)
The film ‘Urban Ghosts’ (Fantasmas Urbanos) is receiving some very positive reviews and attention ..
“Compelling video. Good to watch it again after seeing it in Brighton. I enjoyed the way the video changes pace and mood and how this can be signalled by the music and types of images.”
“This 24 minute film is well worth a watch, combining still photographs from archives and taken during a three month stay in Arizona, video and a soundtrack written for the piece, Phil explores the nature of the frontier state and its myths and narratives. The work draws on Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian, the brutal depiction of events in the area during the reign of terror of the Glanton gang in the nineteenth century. Images from the Titan intercontinental ballistic missile sites remind us of how times change and yet they don’t.” Gareth Dent, Chief Executive, Open College of the Arts”
“I was fascinated by Urban Ghosts and the way that Phil Taylor had created the atmospheric quality of it. It was different from the prints as well. I managed to speak with him for a short time but wish there had been more time available to discuss his journey and how he put everything together. He’s certainly multi-talented (I’ve bought one of his albums from iTunes).”
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