This is about attraction. The attraction I feel towards working with analogue film, and the way artist's cinema and its history have many similarities with fairground attractions. My film is also about physical attraction, chemistry, that thing that just pulls you towards someone and that it's impossible to hide. It's almost a smell, I think.
I filmed the material at a variety of different fairs and circuses, in the UK and France. The soundtrack is composed of recordings I made of a leather skirt, Super 8 and 16mm film projectors, and a brilliant old street piano that is wildly out of tune, housed at Abbey House Museum in Kirkstall.
I really hope you like it. And if you don't like it, I really hope it gives you something. And if it doesn't give you something, well hell, at least you took a chance on something unknown. Thanks!
Here are some extras:
'I went to the fair that night
without a clue
that I'd fall in love
with the curve of your shoulder
and never see straight again'
Thanks to: East Street Arts, Light Night Leeds, Leeds Film, Abbey House Museum, National Media Museum, Everyman Cinema in Leeds, and the National Fairground Archive.