Film by Andrew Kötting
Voice - Gladys Morris
Director of Photography - Nick Gordon Smith
2nd Camera - Anonymous Bosch
Music - Jem Finer and Andrew Kötting
Executive Producer – Teresa Grimes
Clio, Seth and Clay for the inspiration.
Sea air does you good if you can get some good sea air.
Andrew, do you know that air is sexually exciting for you?
I don’t know, it all depends who you are with.
And did you know that sea water is good for the bowels.
Buoyed By The Irrelevance Of Their Own Insignificance
I’ve lived in South London for most of my life and whenever I’ve headed northeast along Essex Road I’ve been drawn to Get Stuffed - the taxidermy shop.
Long before Tintype ever arrived it was a landmark and fascinator. Not the Joe Orton Library, vessel for his cut-and-pasted pornography nor the women of the night that used to light up the town and paint my face red.
No, it was the incongruity of a giraffe glimpsed through a shop window or the fleeting, rain spattered image-burn of an ostrich up a tree that had a hold of me.
It’s inspired me.
Animals all-at-sea; a cow’s head struggling to make for shore, an owl floundering in the surf or a reindeer awash in the breakers. Buoys of poetic improbability bobbing up and down in a sea of city-life normality.
I would be filmed wearing different animal heads whilst floundering around in the English Channel. This footage would then be edited and projected onto the window of Tintype.
Buoyed By The Irrelevance Of Their Own Insignificance is a ridiculous attempt to re-enact moments from my past.