Inspired by a poem by Josef Albers, Without You is a visual exploration of London's industrial suburbia. Focusing on an imaginary circle drawn at a 10 mile radius from Charing Cross where the natural and man-made environments lie side by side in harmonic indifference, the film follows a colour-coded and surface-determined path where identifiable or 'simple' forms are sculpted and submerged into one another, resolved only through the abstraction of their immense revealed complexity.
Format: HD, 4 min 50 sec.
Sound by Tal Rosner.
Commissioned by Animate Projects for Channel 4 in association with Arts Council England, UK 2008.
Above: Without You on YouTube.
World Premiere (screening): 5 December 2008/Animate Projects at Tate Modern/London/UK.
European Premiere (screening): 21 January 2009/International Film Festival Rotterdam/The Netherlands.
North American Premiere (screening): 30 April 2009/Tribeca Film Festival/Experimental Shorts Selection/New York/USA.
September 2008/Channel 4/UK.
March 2009/Canal +/France.