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Stuart Croft — Century City
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The murder of an actress prompts an illogical, circular phone conversation between a detective in Cape Town and a movie director in Los Angeles. As the plot unravels so does the fiction of the film studio. Lighting rigs, camera’s and scenery flats start to interrupt the narrative and thus our attention is directed towards devices and structures deployed in film making.

This is an edited clip from the film (8 min 46 sec) which is played on a loop.

As part of a series of events at MK Gallery, Milton Keynes, ‘Admitting The Flats’ brought together work by artists Alia Pathan, George Barber, Ivan Argote, Jamie Shovlin, Rachel Pimm, Rachel Reupke, Stuart Croft and Tom Smith. This video can be considered in relation to the following: cinema, fiction, fourth wall, loop, narration, repetition and television.