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Proposal, for an unmade film (set in the future)

Ellard, Graham and Johnstone, Stephen (2007) Proposal, for an unmade film (set in the future). [Art/Design Item] [Creative Arts and Design > Film & Video]
Creators:Ellard, Graham and Johnstone, Stephen

'Proposal, for an unmade film (set in the future)' is a 21 minute, 16mm film, funded by London Artists Video and Film Award and produced with the cooperation of the Fundacion César Manrique, Lanzarote.

The film was shot on the island of Lanzarote in the volcanic landscape of the Timonfaya National Park and the ‘retro-futuristic’ architecture of artist César Manrique, using a Bolex clockwork camera. The film implies that it is a by-product of a pre-production process for a low budget science fiction film/architectural documentary, developed this far, abandoned, and only later discovered in an archive. The suggested narrative that emerges from this found footage is that of a visitor attempting to create a paradise on earth – a story influenced by Nick Roeg’s 'The Man Who Fell to Earth' and Augustin Espinosa’s creation myth poem about Sir Lancelot’s visit to Lanzarote – in which volcanic bubbles become time capsules, buildings become space ships and sculptural mobiles become radio antenna.

The film’s structure provides the means for exploring film and architecture through a re-imagining of the interrelationships between idealism and architecture, as well as the means by which architectural space is produced or characterised in film. The film also documents a specific location and convergence of historical and/or narrative themes by developing a complex inter-woven text and sub-text.

Official Website:http://www.bfi.org.uk/whatson/southbank/film/7664
Type of Research:Art/Design Item
Your affiliations with UAL:Colleges > Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design
Date:10 July 2007
Funders:London Artists Video and Film Award, Fundacion César Manrique, Lanzarote
Related Websites:http://www.csm.arts.ac.uk/51630.htm
Locations / Venues:
LocationFrom DateTo Date
BFI, London. U.K.10 July 2007UNSPECIFIED
Material/Media:21 minute, 16mm film
ID Code:1451
Deposited On:03 Dec 2009 23:42
Last Modified:14 Sep 2010 16:13
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