Director Biography – Morgan Quaintance
Morgan QUAINTANCE is a London-based artist and writer. His moving-image work has been shown widely, with presentations in 2020 including Curtas Vila Do Conje, Portugal, at which he received the Best Experimental Film award and CPH:DOX, at which he received the New Vision Award, both for the film South (2020); European Media Art Festival, Germany; Alchemy Film and Arts Festival, Scotland; and Images Festival, Toronto. Over the past 10 years, his incisive writings on contemporary art, aesthetics and their sociopolitical contexts have featured in publications including Art Monthly, the Wire, and the Guardian, and helped shape the landscape of discourse and debate in the UK.
An exercise in observing repetition, following patterns and deciphering loops. Drawing focus through the lull of recurring images and repeating sounds, a clearer image emerges of industrialised labour and the vulnerable bodies of those performing it. This film finds a rhythm, much a like a machine, to manifest the misgivings of the working class.