Still at Large

@ Custom House

Still at Large is an encounter with Holy Island's real and fictional past, including a dreamlike encounter with the shooting of Roman Polanski’s Lindisfarne-set Cul-de-Sac. Nicholas Still presents an essay film about the island, but this is disrupted by a voice which describes a sinister fugitive immersed in the sea who seems to want to recreate the violent climactic scenes of Cul-de-Sac. Is the voice in Still's subconscious, or is it emanating from the landscape, or the sea? Or is it the voice of 'narrative' itself, submerging everything in its sadistic tide?

Still at Large is a festival commission with Berwick Visual Arts. Please be aware that Still at Large contains instances of adut language and may not be suitable for children.

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Still at Large is a festival commission with Berwick Visual Arts.

Cast: Richard Stephenson Winter, Melanie Dagg

Paul Rooney is the 2015 BFMAF artist in residence in partnership with Berwick Visual Arts. His work combines sound, video and text in order to interrogate the deceptions of language and narrative, particularly in relation to how they represent place and historical memory. Rooney began his career as a musician and has since continued to make sound, video and text works as commissions or during residencies. His work has toured in group exhibitions nationally and internationally, and has exhibited at Tate Britain, Whitechapel Gallery, and Liverpool Biennial, the Shanghai Biennial, The Russian Museum in St Petersburg, Madrid’s Museo Reina Sofia and the Kunst-Werke in Berlin. Paul was the winner of the second Northern Art Prize in 2008.

Selected works

Feral-Nowledge, 2012

Small Talk, 2010

Bellevue, 2009

The Futurist, 2008



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Artist Paul Rooney Country UK Year 2015 Duration 15 minutes Cert 12a