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The Black Friar (2013)

The Black Friar considers the relationship between the hypnosis script and the speculative language employed by the redevelopment of the Blackfriars postcode in London, through the history of a particular site - a public house (and 'stopped clock') built upon the ground of a 13th century Dominican Friary - and its archeological pasts and futures.


The Black Friar (2013) 5 min 24 sec, 35mm still film transferred to digital, black and white, stereo. It has been presented as part of 'An Endless Volume' screening programme curated by Adam Pugh as part of 'Invisible Fabrick' in May 2014. The screening included works by Clare Gasson, Georgie Grace, Ruth Maclennan, Margaret Salmon, and Corin Sworn, and was shown at Lazar House, an ancient, rarely accessible building founded as Norwich leper hospital outside the city walls. It was first shown as part of the group exhibition 'Every Bird Brings a Different Melody to the Garden', curated by Amy Botfield and Robert Dowling at No Format, London, June - July 2013.