~ Filmmaker: Vanessa Hodgkinson ~

This Is Not A Sales Pitch by Marianne Morris

A collaboration between artist Vanessa Hodgkinson and poet Marianne Morris, according to the video description at Vimeo.

The film is a mixture of a shoot at Leighton House Museum, London, where the artist is recreating Ingres’ Le Bain Turc, surrounded by her own personal ‘Orientalist’ objects that tell her story, and footage from a british documentary on the storming of the Iranian embassy in Iran in the early 1980s, as well as YouTube footage of more recent activities at the embassy in London, but also the British Embassy in Tehran.

The work aims to combine recreation in both painterly and documentary styles of film-making, with real life events filmed by members of the public.