Peripheral, 2019, 03:23, music by Lisa O’Neill and Christophe Capewell
Peripheral refers to a nebulous entity, a phantom presence just out of vision, a form which defies capture. The protagonist in Peripheral is the artist who is continually searching for a sense of place, physically and metaphorically, often on the fringes of society. Being of no perceived economic value or use to the majority, but instead considered surplus to requirement, the artist abides. The film was made in response to the diminishing availability of studio resources for visual artists. Combining analogue Super8 footage and digital capture of a set constructed in printed film and metal, the focus is on the artist’s everyday struggle to maintain a practice while showing that creativity does prevail in a bleak situation.