Situations on Film: 'Missorts' by Tony White

Date 17.05.13




Situations on film: Missorts by Tony White


The film tracks the collaboration between novelist Tony White and the musician, Jamie Telford, to conceive of an urban soundwork for Bristol. A permanent public artwork for the city, Missorts combines ten location-triggered fictional stories by ten writers set to a newly composed soundtrack immersing listeners in a surprising, new experience of the city. The 8-minute film describes how the project unfolded in a specific time and place with exclusive behind-the scenes in situ interviews with the artists, and commentaries from leading critics and writer, Michael Smith.


Steven Claydon’s work brings together objects recalling historical artefacts, cultural ephemera and geological samples, skillfully mixing different cultures and periods of history. Merging reality with fiction, and appearing at once meaningful and useless, Claydon’s works oscillate between an idea of truth and fantasy, seeming to offer a fragmented image of a future civilisation’s past. He will talk about his practice and new commission in Bristol.