July 21, 2018
NonDef: Soundtrack to a carehome
A few months ago Stu popped along to an exhibition that was taking place at a carehome he occasionally volunteers at. The exhibition, by Ben A. Owens, is described as:
AcCord is an experimental documentary using soundtrack to radically reframe live-recorded interviews with an ageing community. The starting point for this film are conversations with residents of Mildmay Care environment in Central London. Shot within the rooms of Mildmay, the interviews unfold as a series of ultimately unexpected portraits, where the presence of the musician within the film unsettles the relationship between form and content.
The show uses interviews from Ben and Marian, who works at the carehome, and features music chosen by Ben which he thought about during the making of the exhibition.