Awareness of identity and belonging have become one of the major debates within documentary television, politics and printed media in contemporary Britain. This programme of films does not operate in the same mode as purely documentary formats, nor do they pander to debates within British politics around otherness, integration and inclusion. What at first seems compartmentalised, under inspection becomes far more complex.
Is it the domestic, which often causes difficulties? Certainly it’s the particulars that matter most when speaking of fitting in. Both the maker and the subjects within these films are questioning what belonging means.
Theirs is an indirect approach to belonging. This is achieved through positioning the viewer in a difficult relationship to filmic content, funerary rituals, familicide and histories of ecology and madness.
One Early Morning
Anywhere but Here
Frances Coleman, Bill Howard (The Projection Gallery), Ben Scott
Coleman Project Space
94 Webster Road
London, United Kingdom