A short film by Paul Colbeck featuring the performance artist Daniel Lackey. Daniel's role in the film, in which he assumes a whole series of sartorial and gender identities, is an extension of his own practice as a performance artist and shaman.
The film echoes the sentiments of Lord Byron's poem "So, We'll Go No More A Roving" and references his problematical relationship with his own sexuality, hedonism, war, and his infant daughter. The performer is not impersonating the historical Byron, but acting as a contemporary surrogate who assumes playful identities suggested by these issues.
The film includes nods towards some of the iconography of various movements associated with Romanticism and nature, and satirises Byron's early infatuation with Napoleon. A brief early image refers to a scene in James Whale's "Frankenstein" (1931); it was to remove his daughter from what Byron saw as the undesirable atheistic and immoral influence of Mary Shelly and her circle that led him to place Allegra in a convent school where she was to succumb to a fatal infection in early childhood.