American Beauty  2003

(One-minute preview of) five-minute video; uses found footage from the well-known plastic-bag-floating-in-the-wind teenage love scene in Sam Mendes’s 1999 film American Beauty. The original footage is slowed down, with the soundtrack removed; the dialogue is presented as text inserts, with additional music by Chopin.

The work has been shown at Extraordinary Days, Oriel Davies Gallery, Newtown, Wales in 2009; Island Art Film & Video Festival ‘04, Prenelle Gallery, London in 2004; Max 10, Falmouth Arts Centre, Falmouth in 2004; and Max 5, Cafe Gallery Projects, London in 2004; Purescreen, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester in 2003.