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Chapter and Verse; 16mm film recorded on the Melmount Road, Strabane, Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland

Chapter and Verse; 16mm film recorded on the Melmount Road, Strabane, Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland

 

Year: 2012

 

Medium: Looping VHS

 

Full Title

Chapter and Verse; 16mm film recorded on the Melmount Road, Strabane, Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland, 11th July 2001 with fast forward and slow motion speed changes authored to VHS by the Royal Ulster Constabulary for the purposes of prosecution

 

 

2012, 1 minute 35 seconds looping VHS

 

Background

The footage was originally shot on 16mmfilm as part of Chapter and Verse, Alex Monteith, 90min, 2005. The 16mm film canister was confiscated from Alex Monteith in Strabane by the then R.U.C (now Police Service of Northern Ireland) immediately following the shot of the blue and white R.U.C land rover, 11th July 2001. A plain clothed police woman was injured when the rear window of the blue sedan was smashed in. The R.U.C. had the 16mm film processed and transferred to VHS. Alex Monteith worked through Castlederg (Co. Tyrone) politicians to have the footage returned for Chapter and Verse. The 16mm can, plus a VHS dupe were returned in November 2001. The artwork consists of the VHS dupe supplied by the R.U.C. of the 16mm.

 

 

Exhibtion

Mangere Arts Centre - Ngā Tohu o Uenuku, Takami Makaurau, Aotearoa, Globalising Wall, Nov 2012 - Feb 2013, curated by James Pinker includes work by Danae Stratou  Alex Monteith and Shahriar Asdollah-Zadeh.