Thursday, May 1, 2014


My research and thinking have been moving in slightly different directions recently and the following film is the first in a new series of audiovisual reflections on spectacle. I used to watch British wrestling on World of Sport when I was a child and ever since I have been gripped by a enduring fascination with this world of gods and grotesques, heels, faces and tweeners. Of all the wrestlers I saw as a child it was Mick McManus who most beguiled me.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Ident ist Rhythm

Ident ist Rhythm from BF Taylor on Vimeo.

This is a low resolution audiovisual reflection on British television idents from the 1960s and 1970s. The rhythm of blended and blurred animations here echo Hans Richter's great experiment with moving and abstracted images Rhythmus 21 (1921). This reflection was made for educational purposes under the principles of Fair Use.