Random Acts

25 artists’ short films for Random Acts, Channel 4 Television, UK.

Mark Leckey: Pearl Vision

A drummer creates a self portrait in the reflection of a chrome snare drum.

Writer/Director: Mark Leckey

Curators: Jacqui Davies and Mike Stubbs

Producer: Jacqui Davies

Apichatpong Weerasethakul: Monsoon

On of the night the news of Japan's devastating earthquake, alone and far from home a man skyped his lover on the other side of the world. No words came - the man discovered a firefly and showed it to his partner.

Writer/Director: Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Curators: Jacqui Davies and Mike Stubbs

Producer: Jacqui Davies

Dara Birnbaum: Kojak/Wang

Dara Birnbaum layers vintage commercials, electronic graphics and heavy guitars in Pop-Pop Video: Kojak/Wang.

Writer/Director: Dara Birnbaum

Curators: Jacqui Davies and Mike Stubbs

Producer: Jacqui Davies

Martha Rosler: Because This Is Britain

A visualization of phrases used by Prime Minister David Cameron during his Oxfordshire speech addressing the events of August 2011. Selected phrases emerge from the stream of his speech, punctuated by images of ordinary passersby, teenagers, youths at a job centre, looters, the Bullingdon Club, 'riot wombles' and an Occupy sign. 

Curators: Jacqui Davies & Mike Stubbs

Producer: Jacqui Davies

Marina Abramovic: Dangerous Games

In over twenty countries around the world, children are direct participants in war. Denied childhood and often subjected to horrific violence, an estimated 200,000 - 300,000 children are serving as soldiers for both rebel groups and government forces in current armed conflicts. This film is a work of fiction.

Curators: Jacqui Davies & Mike Stubbs

Producer: Jacqui Davies

Co-commissioned with Channel 4 and FACT, Liverpool