The Bad Feel Loops




The Bad Feel Loops

2019
Dimension variable
16mm film transferred to digital, 4 channel sound, 2 screen video projection.

filmed on 16 mm film and shot on the kent coast this work was commissioned by Science Gallery London for the exhibition On Edge, Living in the age of anxiety, the quadraphonic soundtrack combines atomised fragments of voice, modular synthesis and field recordings, the film is edited and animated digitally and projected on two large screens to conjure the sense of being inside the work.

The constant information overload many people experience as part of everyday life can be seen as both a potential trigger and a metaphor for the experience of anxiety. The Bad Feel Loops uses the language of noise, feedback, rhythm and repetition to invoke the feeling of anxiety, and invites the viewer to stay with the difficult feeling until it becomes an almost ecstatic experience.This work attempts to give form to the subjective experience of anxiety from within , and explores the potential value of staying with the experience of chaos or crisis, rather than trying to silence it





















review in Apollo magazine