Scotland, UK / Duration 13m / 2013
end of message was created with funding from the ‘Paul Morton Award for Lens Based Art’ from the Royal Scottish Academy of Art and Architecture. It features two masked characters used in previous film works set against a soundtrack that was created ‘live’ in response to the film. The film explores the lingering effects of the past and nods towards Scotland’s eccentrics. Set against the backdrop of the North East of Scotland end of message blurs the boundaries between artist performance and cinematic narrative.
Graeme Roger and Kevin Reid have been working collaboratively since 2002 as ROGER & REID and they form part of the artists collective GANGHUT. They have undertaken a number of residencies / exhibitions and travelled in Europe, the USA and across the UK creating impromptu performances and film works. Including Residencies with Grizedale Arts and PS1 MOMA, New York. Most recently they were artists in residence at Culloden Battlefield for the National Trust for Scotland.
They create theatrical based video art work that explores the territories of artistic and civic freedom & cross-cultural communication. A reoccurring theme of these works has been concerned with our connection with the past and with historical sites.
Outcasting: Fourth Wall (O:4W) is the first artists’ moving image festival for Cardiff, Wales. The festival commissions new site specific work and has regular screenings around the city and beyond.
O:4W is funded by the Arts Council of Wales Festival Fund and Cardiff Contemporary.
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