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A video still of several folks pulling dance moves in front of an orange wall

Film Programme 4: Substitution

Film Programme 4: Substitution


To change meaning and impact by the simplest of substitutions.


Acting at the minimum. Each film here substitutes one small thing for another, (ironically) transforming received meanings by the simplest of actions; often kind of funny too.

Supermarket in C, Dir. Malcolm Goldie, 2009, UK, 3 mins

Hovis Ad, Dir. George Barber, 1994, UK, 1 min

Six Essential Books, Dir. Stephen Sutcliffe, 2008, UK, 1 mins 30 secs

Hip Hop Video, Dir. Joseph Ernst, 2007, The Netherlands, 4 mins

I Am, Dir. David Blandy, 2003-2004, UK, 2 mins

Music Video, Dir. Cheryl Donegan, 2008, USA, 3 mins 15 secs

Below are online links which you can use for reference. To see the films in their original glory, check with the distributor of the film for their terms and conditions.


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