Second by Matthew Burdis

Second by Matthew Burdis

‘Second’ takes place in the same location that features in the Michelangelo Antonioni film ‘The Passenger’, 1975. In ‘The Passenger’, the character David Locke returns to his London home after assuming the identity of a dead businessman. In the scene in which he returns he has a flashback to a time with his estranged wife in this house – this memory then slips into his wife’s perspective of the same moment. The camera itself, silence and the layering of two specific sounds became the way I approached this location and its relationship with memory.

Made with the support of The Institute of Contemporary Art, London (ICA) and Channel 4 Random Acts.

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HD Video / 02:15 min / 2016

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