Film and Installation
Super 8 b/w – 12 mins
Shot by Leila McMillan,(ongoing collaborator and lover)with 8 rolls of Super 8 mfa, the film is perhaps my first. A post punk piece of pagan sensibility, complete with bestiality, buggery and boundless energy, the film combines frenetic performance in a field with a monotonous one take recital and tune full songs. Perhaps inspired by Beckett and as a reaction to some of the preciousness of the Land Art tradition as exemplified by Richard Long and Hamish Fulton.
Joseph Beuys meets Carry On in a Running-jumping-standing-still film.
A post-punk piece of pagan sensibility, complete with bestiality, buggery and boundless energy, the work combines frenetic performance and Beckettian other-worldly rantings. An artefact, dug up and re-presented in the great-out-of-doors.
“Klipperty Klöpp is perhaps Kötting’s most testing essay in mock primitivism, a monotonous recital on dilapidated-looking stock, giving the impression of unimaginably old disreputable found footage”
Jonathan Romney : A directory of British Film and Video Artists.
The Lux - London - 16mm optical print
Arts Council Great Britain – 16mm optical print
Centre Pompidou Paris – 35mm combined optical print