ADAM TURNER


Over the past five months, I’ve been working with Poole Reenactment Society, documenting how the members interact, rehearse and choreograph Viking battles in preparation for large reenactments. The space of the community hall differs greatly from the historical sites of Viking battle and so I direct my subjects to re-enact gestures as a way of re-contextualising performance of the authentic event, revealing the absurdity engendered within these transitional moments. ‘Remains’ is the resulting video piece that came out of this process, it reflects the gap between reality and fantasy that occurs through restaging choreographed rituals.

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