10 March -30 April Watermans Gallery
BackStrikesEmpire, filmed on location in Western Australia and New South Wales, is the follow up Warstars part one of Igloo's trilogy, shot in Iceland, and premiered at the International Festival of Film & New Media in Athens and touring throughout the UK and Europe. The trilogy explores the elemental forces of climate and its effect on geological formations, to reflect the interaction between people and landscape and illustrate the interpretation the human imagination places on the environment. The images and choreographed narratives interweave to challenge notions of the reality of nature and how it can be influenced by individual experience and collective mythology.
The as yet untitled final part of the trilogy will be shot sometime in 2007 and will bring together the strands and ideas presented in parts one and two to form a completed narrative. This is a companion piece to Warstars and premiere's at Watermans Gallery London as a part of Node.L, a month long season of media arts projects across London in March 2006.
Watermans Gallery 40 High street Brentford TW8 ODS Tel: 0208 232 1010
Igloo Collaborators: Tim Copsey, Adam Nash, Vexed Generation