Rear Projection (Golden Rod)

Using the same filming technique and shot at the same location as Rear Projection (Molly Parker), but from two different angles, Rear Projection (Golden Rod) further explores the disorienting effect of the camera's subtle movement through the landscape with a deadpan aesthetic, akin to the photographs of Jeff Wall or Roy Arden. These haunting images dwell on the slow passage of time, and are reminiscent of childhood summers spent playing in fields and finding places to hide. We are seemingly frozen in time, along with the buildings, immortalised as with Molly in her portrait and unable to escape from the impossible motion imposed upon us. The latter part of the title takes it's name from the Golden Rod flower, native to this area of Ontario.

2006,  Super 35mm transferred to High Definition


Rear Projection was commissioned by FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) in partnership with the British Film Institute and Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo. Funded by Film London through the London Artists' Film and Video Awards and Arts Council England.