AL and AL met in Derek Jarman’s Garden in Dungeness. They studied together at Central St Martins School of Art in London, where they pioneered their performance based computer-generated film making practise, before going on to exhibit their videos internationally in festivals, galleries, site-specific installations and screenings. Most recently, the duo have created the second chapter in their epic black hole space opera in collaboration with American composer Philip Glass and physicist Professor Brian Greene which has performed in 30 concert halls around the World. AL and AL are currently developing their debut feature film with the BFI and directing a £30m restoration of Haigh Hall, transforming the space into a national visitor destination for the arts.
Hard Drive (A:), 2004, 8’00”
Hard Drive (A : ) simulates an inertial journey through the world wide web. Following a Nuclear War, the only remains of Homosapien are memories stored in the cloud on hard drives in former nuclear bunkers. A sentient machine discovers thirty percent of internet searches were for naked bodies playing with one another. In this coded space, erotic contact must have become an onanistic hallucination and before the human body disappeared from the earth it was captured in a mental universe of mediated masks.