UK, 2020, 22’16”
Based around broadcasts of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s COVID-19 press conferences, COVID Messages focusses on the British government’s attempts to eliminate the virus through the use of magic spells and rituals.
born in Walthamstow, London in 1952 and studied film at the Royal College of Art. Since 1972 he has made over sixty film, video and installation works that have been shown in independent cinemas, art galleries and on television around the world and awarded major prizes at many international film festivals. Known for their formal ingenuity, subversive wit and oblique storytelling, his films blur the perceived boundaries between documentary and fiction, playfully exploring and exposing the language of cinema.