27 Inches Closer (2014)

An intervention in reaction to the British Board of Film Classification‘s 1916 policy drawn up by T.P.O’Connor that stated in rule 34 of 43 that prohibited men and women to be in bed together. A policy that effected Hollywood’s exports to the United Kingdom, a large part of their foreign market. Forcing them to depicted couples in twin beds as British film-makers were doing. An aspect of classic cinema which can be confused with the Hays Code in the U.S. a self imposed form of censorship that was drawn up in the 1930’s. Inspired also by the four bedroom scenes found in Mrs Miniver (1942) which along with a selection of other films that obeyed this censorship ruling. Pushing the twin beds of on-screen couples in photographic form from screen-shots sourced from found footage.

Tunnel of Love

Tunnel of Love

The McKenna's Packing

The McKenna’s Packing

The Miniver's

The Miniver’s

The Miniver's Talking in Bed

The Miniver’s Talking in Bed

Mrs Miniver Gettng into Bed

Mrs Miniver Gettng into Bed

Laura in a double Bed

Laura laying in bed with Guilt.

Nora waking up



3 responses

  1. Scandalous I tell ya!

    November 14, 2014 at 10:50 pm

    • All the neighbours will be talking for weeks.

      November 15, 2014 at 8:40 pm

  2. Pingback: Artist Statement | Tim Neath - Visual Artist

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