• Undead Sun

Wilson, Jane, 2014, Art or design object, Undead Sun

Abstract or Description:

‘Undead Sun’ explores perspectives on visibility, technology, camouflage and the reconstruction of narratives surrounding the conflict. It is the first iteration of an unfolding project for Imperial War Museums, in partnership with MIMA, Middlesbrough and Wolverhampton Art Gallery for the Centenary of the First World War.
Uneasy, dream-like sequences are acted out against the ominous backdrop of a giant wind tunnel. These staged vignettes offer glimpses of individual, human-scale dramas, as well as intimations of the darker side of the society of the time. The film concludes by referencing a First World War account of an un-named conscientious objector, stripping naked and shredding the uniform that he had been forced to wear. It alludes not only to the First World War, but to protests against
subsequent wars; almost a century later a group of US veterans of the Iraq War, 2003 have taken to shredding their own uniforms in a form of cathartic ritual. Alluding to the threat of exposure from above, Undead Sun investigates ideas of vision, viewpoints and the visible.
The film was selected for the Rotterdam Film Festival where it received its cinema premiere in 2015.

Subjects: Creative Arts and Design > W100 Fine Art
Creative Arts and Design > W600 Cinematics and Photography
School or Centre: School of Arts & Humanities
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2016 09:46
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2018 15:45
URI: https://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/1739
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