Future Map 11: Alexander Small

Working with a range of media systems from drawing, installation, sculpture, sound to video, Camberwell graduate Alexander small examines ideas of Dyonisian and the Absurd. Watch the video work he is exhibiting as part of Future Map 11, ‘Trooping The Other’, here.


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"My work investigates the Dionysian and the Absurd and this video shows a marching band with troop marching round a roundabout whilst playing the theme tune ‘Those magnificent men in their flying machines.’ The original footage is unadulterated only being looped, multiplied and mirrored formally making the shape of an infinity loop from the path of the march. The piece has a beautiful futility, the music jovial and triumphant becoming inane and never ending, the visual sequence absurdly inverted forming the infinity loop a symbol of feed back and noise. An act originally derived from the carnival and militarized to serve a definitive purpose this march has been reclaimed."

Read more about Future Map 11 here

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Posted on
20 January 2012
By Millie Ross