Caveman Bill  film excerpt


‘Caveman Bill’  35 min video loop, 2006-7.

In a collaboration with Yukon resident Caveman Bill, I produced a slow 360° panning shot of the inside of Bill’s cave, which he has lived in for the past 12 years. Bill narrates the stories of all the objects we see in the room/cave, from a cool-box he found floating down the Yukon river, to a stove he inherited from 2by4 Bob. The stories and reading of the image both confirm and deny romantic interpretations of Bill’s life in the far north.

Originally created from materials found in the streets around a disused office block near the Tate Modern, this installation for the video is half way between a viewing booth and Bills cave. In ROOM I will re-create this environment . As the text explores the representation of the objects in the video, the viewing booth/cave explores the functionality and aesthetics of its own construction.

  Cabin/et I Horizon I Signs and Borders I Transit Transisiton Transformation I Caveman Bill I Atlas I Urban Arcadia Sentient City