SINGLE CHANNEL VIDEO

Shadowplay

2006, 17:05 minutes, colour, English

 

"Shadowplay" lays bare the post-human vacuity of pre-recorded existence, echoing Burroughs' reflection on modern civilization: "nothing here but the recordings." With a brief explanation of the history of recording media, Richardson describes our brave new world of artifice, emptiness and illusion where the magnetic ghosts of civilization have conquered the living.