'Peter' premiere

Topping, Jane (2014) 'Peter' premiere. [Show/Exhibition]

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Abstract

'Peter' (digital film, 30 mins., 2014), directed by Jane Topping, premiered at the 12th International Festival Signes de Nuit in Paris in September 2014. The film was entered in the 'International competition (experimental) documentary' section of this film festival. The film re-frames what is considered a classic of dystopian cinema (Blade Runner, 1982, dir. Ridley Scott) with the intention of positioning the artist within the text and so implying that such radical gestures are not only warranted and necessary, but also implicit in the contemporary viewer’s experience of watching film. Peter manipulates found footage and narrative voice to reveal difficulties of viewer identification when watching Blade Runner. Peter makes use of wholesale appropriation of ‘facts’, both visual and textual, personal and public, in order to create a new reality around the film. The use of personal biography and the trope of the unreliable narrator are key elements in the discussion of the illusive nature of truth at the core of Peter.

Item Type: Show/Exhibition
Keywords: 709 Historical, Geographic, Persons Treatment of Fine Decorative Arts, 701 Philosophy of fine & decorative arts, 704 Special topics in fine & decorative arts, 776 Computer art (Digital art)
Members: University of Cumbria
Depositing User: ULCC Admin
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2016 13:06
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2016 13:06
URI: http://collections.crest.ac.uk/id/eprint/12754

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