Adam Scovell: The Menhir Motorway
I like Adam Scovell‘s short films. His aesthetic brings to mind Derek Jarman’s Journey To Avebury and, at times, a more restrained and decidedly English variation on Kenneth Anger’s acid hallucinations. Released earlier this year, The Menhir Motorway explores”the Ballard-scapes found on the peninsula of The Wirral”, with emphasis on the looming monolith of Grannies Rock juxtaposed against the usual shots of flyovers, imagery that once looked “futuristic” in the 1970’s but now appears as dusty residues from a forgotten past. We’re definitely in Ghost Box territory here but the music, provided by In Atoms, is much closer to 70’s Eno and better suited to letting the imagery leak into the valves of sensation.