From up-close, the plot is that of your bread and butter crime drama, set in the midst of a fabulously fraught cultural shift. This film was created as a site-specific work placed inside the installation on the Economist Plaza in London St James. The resulting film is centred around the character of Thomas, played by David Hemmings — a successful and frustrated fashion photographer who, having made his fortune shooting for magazines, is looking for distraction when one gloomy day he stumbles across a satisfyingly sinister scene while shooting in the park. On the surface, business continued as usual — the dreary post-war years ticking along lethargically. Blow-Up - Sex with Karl Marx. This is watched over by a bust of Karl Marx reminiscent of the monumental bust at Chemnitz in former East Germany — a city that was until named Karl-Marx-Stadt.
He watched some at work and he moved in those circles just to observe the way of life of the people living in that fashion scene.
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This film was created as a site-specific work placed inside the installation on the Economist Plaza in London St James. It was a demonstration of how fashion-related photography had changed in relatively few years, from the sweet era of Cecil Beaton, and a shock certain generation for whom women were very much idols to be placed on pedestals, not to straddle on the floor. He watched some at work and he moved in those circles just to observe the way of life of the people living in that fashion scene. I think what one needs to remember about that moment in 60s culture is that it was a very small group of people who were making a difference, who were in the news, on television, in the press and in the media, coming to represent this idea of this exciting, expressive city. The collapsed narrative between communism and capitalism is revealed as a Sadean master and servant relationship — with capitalism seemingly on top as it paves not only the Economist Plaza but also the world in its relentless round of production — distribution — exchange — consumption. The subject and location of the work explores the tension between the two competing ideologies of the 20th century after the defeat of fascism, highlighting the struggle between both supporters and detractors of the materialistic dialectic.