Earlier this year Vicki completed a 3-screen A/V piece called Work, Rest & Play; for Lovebytes, and we now can tell you that it will be presented by Lovebytes with Millennium Galleries from 7th November 2007 to 15th February 2008 in the foyer of Millennium Galleries in Sheffield. After this point we want to make it available for film festival distribution, like previous works.
Work, Rest & Play has been carefully constructed using industrial and documentary film footage from 1940-1975 to follow the endless chug of the conveyer belt of life. The film has been constructed as a triptych, where the whole is intended to be greater than the sum of the parts. Material from the Prelinger Archives and AV Geeks, two of the biggest ephemeral footage libraries in the world, has been pieced together in a symphony of movement and metamorphosis. Images of production lines, factories, and educational and creative industries, are sandwiched by those of the winding up and down processes of the day, the hours of leisure and relaxation, to illustrate the endless whirr of activity in our pursuit of meaning and happiness.
Commissioned by Lovebytes in collaboration with Sheffield Galleries & Museums Trust.
It has been screened at: May 27 to June 1 2021 – Vienna Shorts March 2011 – Ambulante Festival, Mexico May 2009 – Vienna Independent Shorts April 2009 – Indielisboa, Lisbon April 2009 – Glimmer Festival April 2009 – Migrating Forms Festival (NYUFF), New York February 2009 – Rotterdam Film Festival January 2009 – Stuttgarter Filmwinter, Stuttgart November 2008 – Invideo, Milan October 2008 – Cork Film Festival September 2008 – Experimental Film & Video Festival, Seoul June 2008 – Sonar, Barcelona January 2008 – London Short Film Festival May 2007 – Lovebytes International Festival of Digital Media, Millenium Galleries, Sheffield