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Stephen connolly
Machine Space
Experimental doc. | mov | color and b&w | 37'14'' | United Kingdom | 2017
Machine Space is an essay film exploring a city as a machine; a place of movement and circulation. Using a kinetic approach, issues of space, race and finance frame the city of Machine Space. Residents in voice over testify how the city as a spatial and financial machine shapes their experience. The city is Detroit, a place that has changed from producing the means of movement to producing space itself.
Stephen Connolly is an artist filmmaker currently teaching Film at the University for the Creative Arts. His practice as research doctorate, entitled The Spatial Cinema, is the culmination of many years of moving image research into the negotiation of space and the material environment through film. His work has been shown in film and media festivals worldwide since 2004. He has been the recipient of prestigious production grants from FLAMIN and the Arts Council.