Made almost 30 years ago, Men’s Madness was commissioned by Channel Four and Broadcast in 1991. Using documentary footage from TV and location footage from the London Underground, the film moves through various ‘worlds’. Industrial production, war, genetics, space technology, religion, artificial intelligence and robotics are isolated worlds which are linked to show the pattern of obsession and irrationality responsible for the systematic dismantling of the natural world.
They make it possible to discuss technophilia, militarization, surveillance and the human propensity to expand - even to other worlds.
Because of the provocative assertions in the film, it was pick of the day and pick of the week in all the daily newspapers and described variously from a 'poetical polemic' to an 'outlandish essay in technophobia'. It has recently been re-evaluated as the relentless assault on nature continues.