The Mass Ornament (2013) 6 mins, HD Video

Selected for — Oregon Independent Film Festival 2013Antimatter Film Festival 2013Strange Beauty Film Festival 2014

The film theorist Siegfried Kracauer claimed that it was the marriage of cinema with the modern metropolis that revealed to us the movement of people around the city as an elaborate ornamental dance reminiscent of Busby Berkeley musicals. In this film the folk of London are spied through the distorting eye of a telescopic mirror lens as they perform their well rehearsed routine to the tune of 'I Only Have Eyes For You' from the musical Dames (Enright & Berkeley, 1934). Here, on the crowded avenue, in images never before seen, is the troupe recognised around the world, in the dance of the sugar, plums and dairy.