Short film | duration: 23 mins | SD (4:3) | colour / black white | h.264
A classic story of preservation, recontextualised as a meditation on the fragility of digital media, and retold solely using material from the North West Film Archive. Noah is recast as an Evangelist preacher in a church in Hulme, Manchester, sailing with his congregation to a promised land near Blackpool, in order to survive the oncoming digital flood. Featuring a poetic narration written and performed by Nathan Jones (Mercy) and music by Carl Brown (Wave Machines). Produced as part of AND Festival ‘Gleaners’ commission.
Project website: www.noahsarkfilm.com
"The archive that holds only dismembered memories,
the fruit thrown away in favour of the root"
December 2014 - Manchester Museum, Manchester, UK
September 2014 - Gwangju New Media Arts Festival, South Korea
June - July 2013 - Spaceship Unbound - Castlefield Gallery, Manchester
November 3rd - 6th - Aesthetica Short Film Festival, York-
October 5th - 16th - Signes du Nuit Festival, Paris
September 22nd - 25th - Branchage Festival, Jersey- looped installation,
August 13th, 2011 - 'I Am Not A Poet' Festival - TotalKunst gallery, Edinburgh
April 23rd, 2011 - London Word Festival - 'King James Bible Bash' with live performance by Nathan Jones, and book launch by Henningham Family Press
November 24th, 2010 - Liverpool Design Festival, Metal at Edge Hill Station - website
November 5th 2010 - The Co-operative, Liverpool - with live performances by Nathan Jones and Carl Brown - website