A 3 channel HD video and 4 channel audio installation commissioned by New Art Exchange, Nottingham, with an accompanying single channel HD video piece.
Not Necessarily in the Right Order is a video installation that responds to the UK’s diverse multi-cultural demographic, exploring the social significance of ‘carnival’ and ‘festival’ as one of the few public opportunities to celebrate cultural diversity. Using these observations as a starting point, the work evolved to become an exploration of what it means to be British in the 21st century.
The work explores the relationship between identity and a sense of place, borrowing conventions from science-fiction (and science-fiction based musical alter-egos) to foreground issues of belonging and exclusion. The work plays with different narrative voices, musical styles and subject positions in order to disrupt familiar assumptions of identification.