Dissident Sunset

Talent Showcase 2007
  • Scheme: LAFVA
  • People: Gail Pickering
  • Duration: 8'

Dissident Sunset Video

Film Information

  • Year of release: 2007
  • Shooting format: HD Video
  • Artist Schemes: Film London Jarman Award, Random Acts


  • Artist: Gail Pickering

Dissident Sunset, a large scale single screen work that depicts a claustrophobic tableaux vivant, in which the relics of a political past are caught inside an endless performance set in the exaggerated debris of a collapsing apartment.

Engaging with social rituals and radical actions, archive images are re-staged for camera in a playful, choreographed assemblage. With no narrative as such these images become embedded to form a series of events. Entombed within a giant cardboard set, a group of sham anarchists clumsily and self consciously perform for each other into ritualistic carnivalesque and a deterioration of social norms.

Adam Baird
Adam Dahrouge
Katarina Djenadic
James Devereaux
Rebecca How

Camera: Anna Carrington, Bernd Behr, Gail Pickering
Editor: Gail Pickering
Sound Design: Gail Pickering, Matthew Stuttard

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