Walking After Acconci (Redirected Approaches) references a seminal video work made in 1973 by performance artist Vito Acconci. In it, Acconci paces the length of a corridor, talking to an absent ex-lover. Forsyth and Pollard worked closely with Plan B (679 Recordings), a sharp-tongued young MC, to update the script and re-shoot the video, liberally adopting the style and aesthetic of contemporary urban music videos.
The resulting film is a combination of reconstruction and revision, a double-take, a superimposition paralleling two eras, two forms of cultural expression and two dialogues; the dialogue with the Acconci piece and the dialogue with the camera - the viewer, you.
The piece was filmed in one 24 minute take, with a single, static camera. Iain and Jane then took the footage to Rushes to work with colourist Marcus Timpson (The Streets, Arctic Monkeys, Madonna etc.) on grading the look of the image to achieve the feel of a contemporary urban music video.
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