I’m very happy that the collaboration with Chris Petit, Asylum, has been posted on Vimeo. People have frequently asked about this, the third of our four films for Channel 4, and the most elusive. It’s the one we were most satisfied with (or least displeased). It feels like the right moment for the resurrection. Asylum was an essay on the edge of disintegration, in advance of global pandemics. It is about the loss of cultural memory and the fragmentation and distress of digital imagery. Mainly, it’s good to have glimpses of the writers who need to be remembered and valued: Ed Dorn, Michael Moorcock, James Sallis, Marina Warner. The film also draws deeply on the editing intelligence of Emma Matthews and the animations of Dave McKean.
Link to the video: https://vimeo.com/573635316/fb8400ca14