Trying to find Beach Road

The following film was shot in the summer of 2012, taking inspiration from Tacita Dean’s Trying to find the Spiral Jetty.

This film aims to document the search for a past event in my life at an unknown location in 1979 or 1980, somewhere in Brittany, France. The challenge was in reaction to Freud's Unheimliche (unhomely) Concept.

The images document the journey by car from the ferry to the beach road; the sound is a simulated car-radio and is a list of the songs played (in order). The equipment used (iPhone) reflects the technology available to the family in the 2010s.

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