“Shot by Leila McMillan, with 8 rolls of Super 8 mfa, the film is perhaps my first. A post punk piece of pagan sensibility, complete with bestiality, buggery and boundless energy, the film combines frenetic performance in a field with a monotonous one take recital and tune full songs. Perhaps inspired by Beckett and as a reaction to some of the preciousness of the Land Art tradition as exemplified by Richard Long and Hamish Fulton. Joseph Beuys meets Carry On in a Running-jumping-standing-still film. An artefact, dug up and re-presented in the great-out-of-doors” Andrew Kötting
“Klipperty Klöpp is perhaps Kötting’s most testing essay in mock primitivism, a monotonous recital on dilapidated-looking stock, giving the impression of unimaginably old disreputable found footage” - J Romney
Andrew Kötting is an award winning filmmaker, artist and Professor of Time Based Media at UCA Canterbury. He made numerous short films before making his idiosyncratic first feature-film Gallivant (1996). Subsequent feature films include This Filthy Earth in 2001, Ivul in 2009, This is our Still Life in 2011, Swandown in 2012 and By Our Selves 2015. His films are in the collections of Arts Council Great Britain, The British Film Institute, LUX and Centre Pompidou, France.
By Our Selves will be screened with a Q&A with Andrew Kötting for the Site Festival on Thursday13th April. (See p.12).
See page 12.