Green Head (2014,digital 6mins 20)
The action in the film revolves around a large pagan-like head covered in grass set within the post-industrial cityscape. The monologue ’50 ways to murder magic’ (Antonin Artaud 1947) running in the background, is audible intermittently. There are 3 performers 2 disguised in elaborate costumes, representing various incarnations of the ‘self ‘. In parallel to the dialogue the narrative is fragmented, interspersed by sequences of animated drawings. The distinct exaggerated movements of the characters help shape the piece. The film can be viewed as a poetic metaphor, an expressive gesture in the tradition of Dada.
Green Head premiered at the International Competition of the 61st International Short Film Festival Oberhausen on the 2nd May 2015.Green Head was awarded a British Council Film grant in connection with this event. An extensive interview including images from the film is in the March edition of Stigmart10videofocus an online journal featuring video art and experimental cinema.