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Davis, Kate and Moore, David, 2010, Art or design object, The Cut : an Artist's Film (3 mins.)

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The Cut (2010) is a short film by Kate Davis and David Moore, produced in conjunction with UK: ME/WE Productions.

It was commissioned by the Bristol based artist and curator Louise Short for the exhibition Super8station3 and screened at Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol, during the Old Media season (25 Sept - 21 Nov 2010). Continuing her exploitations of surrealist tropes and methods, Davis & Moore, used machinic framing, chance encounter and the time it takes to boil an egg to construct the film narrative. The film was shot on a single reel of three minute super-8 film, edited in camera and sent un-seen to the exhibition.

There is a direct correlation between the chosen subject, the apparently benign act of boiling an egg, and the short time limit of the film reel. Davis and Moore elaborate the surrealist concerns of the relationship between sexuality and violence and cycles of birth and death such as seen in the work of Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dali’s Un Chien Andalou.

The Cut was shortlisted for the Swedenborg Short Film award, 2011, and screened along with the works of international filmmakers at the Swedenborg Institute, London (Dec 2011). It was included in the exhibitions: Mrs Darling’s Kiss at Arch 402, London (8 July - 5 Aug 2011); You Are Ok at De Toekomst, Amsterdam (5-15 July 2012).

Subjects: Creative Arts and Design > W100 Fine Art
School or Centre: School of Fine Art
Copyright Holders: Kate Davis & David Moore
Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2012 15:55
Last Modified: 10 Jul 2012 09:31
URI: http://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/1027

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