Anne, Richard & Paul (2018)

Anne, Richard & Paul (2018)
Standard definition video and 16mm

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Commissioned by Live Art Development Agency (LADA) for ‘Edge of an Era 2018’, Anne, Richard & Paul is a film portrait of Bow Gamelan Ensemble, the now defunct group that featured performance artist Anne Bean, sculptor Richard Wilson and musician Paul Burwell.

Known for their large-scale performances featuring instruments made from scrap metal, glass and other non-traditional musical materials, the group utilised pyrotechnics and fireworks to create highly choreographed spectacles of noise and light.

The film moves between documentary and abstraction, the past and the present to create an impressionistic record of the trio.

 

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