Films are a big influence on In Every Dream Home and the project’s first outing back in 2012 included a screening of short films. These films explored the juxtaposition between the idealised view of the perfect home, as advertised in mid-century social education films, and portrayals of the queer other/outsider in underground and ‘B’ movies; as illustrated by the likes of Pink Angels, Faster Pussycat Kill! Kill! and The Craven Sluck.
A later screening at MK Gallery investigated similar themes with an emphasis on films that create their own micro-universe; films like Anger’s Puce Moment or Kuchar’s Hold Me While I’m Naked, where reality is a fragile concept and the protagonists seem to function within a moment captured by the film-maker
In May 2013, Paul curated a programme of films for the MK Gallery video space.
The films selected for this programme were chosen as they represent parts of a complex cycle of heightened emotions and the societal and psychological factors which can contribute to an individual’s perception of self. The films range from the reflective through to a pop art visualisation of war and destruction and explore the complexity of a symbiotic interaction between the individual and society.
The internet has democratised and demystified many films that previously existed on the peripheries. And, just as video in the 80s introduced audiences to a wide-range of cult films that had rarely been screened now You Tube and other film based websites are showcasing more outré and underground material for the audiences delight. In Every Dream Home will be sharing some of these delights and adding thoughts on the In Every Dream Home Tumblr blog