Jeremy Millar

Imaginary Landscape

Duration 00:08:43:00

This film was shot in 2009, when I was invited to join an archaeological working group in order to discuss the future of Bletchley Park, the wartime base of Alan Turing and the codebreakers. A sign there proclaims it to be the birthplace of the modern world, although there seems little modern, or futuristic about it now. In order to draw out some of the latent avant-gardism of the location, I set my footage to a recording of John Cage’s 1939 composition, Imaginary Landscape no.1, one of the first electro-acoustic pieces of music.

With thanks to Dan Hicks, James Dixon, and Brian Dillon.

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