Project Description

Commissioned for ‘Sick Monday’ and funded by Arts Council England.

Curated by Dean Kenning, Liam Scully and Vanessa Scully.

Screenings at the Genesis Cinema and the Horse Hospital in London and the CCA, Glasgow.

‘Sick Monday’ took inspiration from the ‘video nasty’, and the capacity some of those films have to represent social and political content in exuberantly expressive forms. The curators Dean Kenning, Liam Scully and Vanessa Scully each asked five artists along with themselves to respond to a chosen ‘video nasty’ main feature ‘Street Trash’, ‘Society’, ‘Reflections of Evil’, which were then screened over the course of three programmes in cinemas and galleries throughout 2018, alongside artist film posters. In total eighteen new artist videos were produced over the period, and have been collated on DVD, alongside a commissioned essay by horror film theorist Dr Lindsay Hallam.

In July and August 2019 the works were shown as part of an installation at The Horse Hospital, and all eighteen films were presented together in a screening for the first time. The artists are: Antoine Catala, Sophie Carapetian, Dean Kenning, Beagles & Ramsay, Lee Holden & Josephine Wood, John Russell, David Burrows, Vanessa Scully, Birgit Ludwig, Anita Delaney, Noor Afshan Mirza & Brad Butler, A.K Bindesbøll & Ava Fersi, Laure Provoust, Ada Wesolowska, Ben Rivers, Jason File, Liam Scully and Paul McCarthy.