Dave Griffiths, Nick Jordan & Lord Mongo
2001, 5.00 mins, colour, stereo, DV
The result of a happenstance response to Lord Mongo‘s spasmodic ballet and mad-masked prog-rock ramblings upon Parys Mountain. Ad hoc summer camping and gorilla filmmaking in the Celtic fringes of Anglesey. Other crew were Kaye Griffiths, and Mark Aldous and Paul Walker from the Fred Aldous shop – responsible for moulding The Brain and other costumery.
“Achieves the enviable task of mixing the comic instinct of Vic Reeves with the low-fi sci-fi of Dr Who. This voracious scavenging of the wasteland is indicative of Mancunian artists’ paranormal ability to metamorphose the ruins“. Neil Mulholland, ‘Aperto Manchester’, Flash Art, October 2003
The video started life as a music clip for Lord Mongo, by our production company Pharmakon (now defunkt). In 2002 the video was used by Martin Vincent and Dave Mackintosh for the Die Kunst Golden Jubilee Video Showcase, at Bluecoat Chambers, Liverpool; Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle; Museumnacht, Institute of Architecture, Rotterdam. After inclusion at Castlefield Gallery‘s Purescreen I it also played at Eyeball Haemorrhage, Night & Day, Manchester, organised by Kino. In 2003 it was selected by Neil Mulholland for We go round and round in the night and are consumed by fire, at Comme Ca NYC and Liverpool Biennial Independents.
Roused.. also appeared on two DVD publications – a freebie with Glasgow’s Product 08 magazine (Winter 2003), alongside other films by Colin Andrews and Matt Hulse . It was also on a limited edition FLUX catalogue designed by John Walsh, to accompany We go round and round in the night and are consumed by fire in New York. This included films by Jane Brake & Jenna Collins, Carne & Johnson, Suki Chan, Jane Griffiths, Laurence Lane, Paul Rooney and Martin Wallace.