Object Interviews (Parts I, II, & III)

2013

Hough, Patrick

Patrick Hough’s work considers how the interpretation of historical events in cinema has the potential to construct new narratives with a life of their own.

For the film series Object Interviews, 2013–15, Hough collaborated with specialists: a curator from the British Museum, a psychoanalyst and a master prop maker. They interpret and discuss a range of film props which, as they take centre stage, become perhaps more powerful and relevant than the historical artefacts on which they are based. The work provides an insight into not only the significance of these items, but also into how we read the world of objects through a layer of preconceived ideas.

  • Artwork Details: running time: 6 minutes 7secondsrunning time: 5 minutes 15secondsrunning time: 5 minutes 56seconds
  • Edition: 1 of 5 + 2 AP
  • Material description: Three single channel HD videos, sound
  • Credit line: © the artist. Image courtesy of the artist and narrative projects, London
  • Theme: Undefined
  • Medium: Film and Audio Visual
  • Accession number: ACC5/2019

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