Using footage and visual data gathered from all over, Paul Bush constructs a vision of a future city that isn't so far removed from the ones we live in today.
“Maybe this is why the future scares us so. People travel there, and don’t come back.” Best known for a string of award-winning shorts, artist-animator Paul Bush has spent five years accumulating the material for Babeldom from cities across the world, weaving his footage together with visual data gathered from research labs and the internet in order to construct a future city that isn’t so far removed from the ones we live in today. (Indeed, this film is the ideal sequel to the Subterranerans tour on Friday evening) Paul Bush and one of the film’s leads, Youla Boudali, will be here to talk about Babeldom, and by way of a bonus we’re also showing Paul’s brilliant – and very different – short film Lay Bare.
Dir: Paul Bush, UK 2012, 80 mins