TSU 2010 16mm Film and 35mm Slides; 9 Minutes  

TSU is the product of a residency at Wheatley Hill Primary School. The schools basis for learning is an innovative child lead Mantle programme, whereby the children create a story at the beginning of the year, which acts as a narrative string through which all aspects of the empirical curriculum are delivered. Making all subjects interwoven and relevant to the story they create and pursue, creating a feeling of ownership and leaving all learnt, open tangible and easily applicable to changing scenarios. After working with all 6 years Ben combined aspects of each narrative along with prose poems made during his stay and wrote the following Film. The still images are 35mm Slides that were found in the back lanes and pre demolition buildings of Newcastle Upon Tyne over the last 10 years. The film was shot on Fuji Super16mm in the School and off site at a Derelict Magnesium processing factory on the east coast.

A future spoken in past tense by an omniscient narrator, plays out over a re imagined history told through disparate images collected in the aftermath of a Tsunami.

EXTRAMISSION 2011 Hi8/VHS Digital Video; 19 Minutes
Extramission was commissioned by CORNERHOUSE Manchester