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.
"The archive that holds only dismembered memories,
the fruit thrown away in favour of the root"
October 26, 2023 - Manchester Poetry Library, Manchester, UK
August 2022 - Bob Baker Marionette Theatre, Los Angeles, USA
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