Papercuts Leave no Scars, 2016
In this film military statues casually make their way across territories of occupation, returning to become elevated as a heroes.
The technique of the filmmaking uses process as a narrative metaphor: the statues actively disrupt their environment, shown through piercing of the landscapes. The film is a metaphor for ongoing imperial intervention, and the way it disturbs the landscape in which it occurs. Composed of on-site photography of statues from Central London and postcards of India, South Africa, Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria, it uses paint and a scalpel to carve out a dialogue between the statues and their corresponding landscape interventions.
Visual explorations for this film was influenced by the minimal collages of John Stezaker.
This film my graduating project at the Royal College of Art.