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We Would be Lost Without You

A sense-expanding programme of short artists’ films that investigate the limits of perception and new sensual relationships with technologies and things, and how these might be re-negotiated into new affective orders.

Taking a range of positions and methodologies, the programme includes two new 3D films that propose a whole new relationship with the screen.

Programmed by Benjamin Cook | Total running time 82min

Films in this programme
  • Image from Collision Index, Dir Duncan Marquiss

    Collision Index

  • Image from Special Works School, Dir Bambitchell

    Special Works School

  • Image from Mic Drop, Dir Keith Piper

    Mic Drop

  • Image from We Are the Road, Dir Jenna Collins

    We Are the Road

  • Image from Stains and Scratches, Dir Deimantas Narkevičius

    Stains and Scratches

  • Image from Aykan, Dir Sebastian Buerkner


Film 1

Collision Index

The eccentric collection of the McManus museum in Dundee is reorganised into a new analogical composition that tests new and unexpected relationships between things.

Dir Duncan Marquiss. UK 2017. 15min

Film 2

Special Works School

A sensual essay film by Sharlene Bamboat and Alexis Mitchell, considering the relationship between artistic practice, camouflage and surveillance technologies from colour’s perspective.

Dir Bambitchell. Canada-Germany 2018. 27min

Film 3

Mic Drop

Investigating the performative gesture of the mic drop and expanding out to consider the interface and anxiety of the voice in relation to processing and technology.

Dir Keith Piper. UK 2017. 12min

Film 4

We Are the Road

An eclectic and darkly humorous personal mediation on the pervasive use of moving image technology.

Dir Jenna Collins. UK 2018. 10min

Film 5

Stains and Scratches

Dėmės ir įbrėžimai

Found footage 3D creates a sculptural work that expands the audience’s sense of the surface of the screen and proposes a new kind of cinematic experience.

Dir Deimantas Narkevičius. Lithuania 2017. 8min

Film 6


An extraordinary angular 3D experience capturing a sense of dislocation and alienation in contemporary Vienna.

Dir Sebastian Buerkner. UK 2018. 10min

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