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Vacuum (2017)
HD, 8mm, Super8, 35mm
1920 x 1080

A film by Jake Astbury.

A vacuum is declared by the same means that attempts to fill it. Whether it be what we might want to purchase between midnight and 6AM, whether our preferred viewing mode is via the live, the recorded or the performed, or whether we want to believe what the guy with the theory said about a President, daydreaming is dead. A vacuum has been declared - haunted television sets playing reruns of someone operating a VCR which then plays you back to yourself is on analogue standby, ready to be the filler. In this piece media attempts to mimic a daydream with nightmarish consequences.