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IF WHAT TURNS INTO BLACK

HD video | 17 minutes | 2010

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Images from everyday life on the Neringa Peninsula (Lithuania) and small interferences
by the artist with local wildlife (poking sticks at spiders + mushrooms and placing objects
in anthills) are employed to illustrate the account of a middle-aged, former Trotskist activist
named Fiona, a British resident at the Nida Art Colony.

Fiona talks of her recent experiences at Chelsea College of Art -where class still matters
and she had difficulty getting accepted- and about the function of art in general, as she sees it.

The combination of images and Fiona's eloquently phrased account, lightly tickles
the semantic muscles of the viewer, while the title comes from a statement made by
historian David Starky blaming ‘black culture’ for the riots, which happened at the time
the video was made, around Fiona’s home, in Tottenham, London.

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