Single screen videos
Kypros Kyprianou, 2001
1 min 45s
Set to a version of the Bow Bells, this Super 8 was shot at ACME's Firestation, Gillender Street during a live-work residency in 2001. It features views from the area shot of the accompanying 'degeneration' and 'regeneration' that artists as shock troops bring.
Irrational Exuberance or where the cow shits
Kypros Kyprianou, 2009
Portuguese with English subtitles
During the stock market boom of 1996, the then US Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan used the term "Irrational exuberance" fourteen pages into a dinner speech to question whether the market might be overvalued. His utterance of the phrase caused a minor crash, acquiring the meaning of the mindset that occurs during speculative bubbles.
The video “Irrational Exuberance or where the cow shits” documents an hour-long poio da vaca (cow dung) draw that took place in 2009 in Mesão Frio, Portugal at the tail end of a bubble. A cow is led round a field marked out in 1000 squares. A master of ceremonies urges the public place bets on where it will defecate to win €300.
‘Multichannel (Variable Economies)’, Artsway 2010
‘The Hope of Wrecks’, Art and Design Gallery, University of Hertfordshire and Museum of St Albans, 2013.
A homoerotic rugby film focussing on the ballet between players, commentators and special effects.
A woman makes a phone call.
Shown on Channel 4 in 2000.
A couple clear their car of snow and drive away.