7 minutes 31 seconds / HD / colour / sound / UK / 2016

Plasma Vista was originally the name of a business concept to create a sales, distribution and exhibition platform that would showcase collaborative and episodic art, design products, furniture and fashion. Rejecting the brief, hijacking the commercial frame and seizing the business name for its own, the original concept had eaten itself, pushed back, self-rendered dysfunctional and reformed into an independent experimental piece of moving image. Plasma Vista centres around inquiries into the performativity of self-discovery, economies of creative productive collaboration and mythologies around the feminine.

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Credits

a film by

SARAH COCKINGS AND HARRIET FLEURIOT

Starring

MISS CAIRO

Director of Photography

ED TUCKER

Sound + Music

LUKE FRASER

Miss Cairo Body Double

Editors

1st Assistant Director

HOLLIE MILLER

SARA FAULKNER

ROSIE LAKIN

HARRIET FLEURIOT

SARAH COCKINGS

CHRISTOPHER LANE

Make-up and Hair

Coiffed by

LESLEY VYE

CAIRO

Styling

Hair Suit

Additional Hair Suit Styling

Additional Costume

SARAH COCKINGS

GREG DENNIS

OLIVIA PIETRONI

MARIE FRANCE

CESCA DVORAK

1st Assistant Camera

2nd Assistant Camera

Gaffer

Spark

 

Storyboards

 

Set Photography

Shop Photography

ANNETTE REMLER

JAN VACEANU

MAX HALSTEAD

ADRIAN ATKINSON

DUNCAN MCGONIGLE

RACHEL KING

MAX MCCLURE

Credit Design

 

Driver

Runners

 

Catering

HANNAH MONTAGUE

GARETH ROUTLEDGE

TOM BRIMSON

SHEENA PATEL

RUNYARARO MAPFUMO

JENNA FINCH

NORA SILVA

Set Build

Art Department

Special Effects Supervisor

 

Colourist

Visual Effects

LAURENCE SYMONDS

ALANNAH BYRNE

BRIN FROST

BEN ROWLEY

JOSEPH BICKNELL

DANIEL HAWKINS

Thanks

KAT ANDERSON

ELIZABETH DAY

CLAPHAM ROAD STUDIOS

BRUCE JACKSON

ELAINE BRITTON

STEVE ROSER

JAMES CLARKE

ALICE HODGE

SPEADE

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Featured Designs

XIAOYAN TAN

Visor

KATIE ROBERTS-WOOD

Synch Sleeves

DANIEL RAMOS OBREGÓN

Artefact #2 Fingers

PETER POPPS

Circle Shoes

MARLOES TEN BHOMER

NoHeelShoe

KEELY HUNTER

Silver Mirror Hat

KEELY HUNTER

Alpine Hat

Tenderflix

WINNER

Hamilton Film Festival

BEST SHORT FILM

Blowup Film Festival

BEST EXPERIMENTAL (INTERNATIONAL)

Eindhovens Film Festival

BEST EXPERIMENTAL

Eindhovens Film Festival

BEST ART DIRECTION

ÉCU FILM FESTIVAL

BEST EUROPEAN EXPERIMENTAL FILM

Awards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nominated Awards

 

London Short Film Festival   BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Underwire Film Festival  BEST DIRECTING

Short Waves  unxpctd.mov

Athens Film Festival  BEST EXPERIMENTAL

 

Screenings

Selected 9 UK Tour, Whitechapel Gallery, 27 June 2019, London, UK

Selected 9 UK Tour, CCA Glasgow, 26 June 2019, Glasgow, UK
Selected 9 UK Tour, Nottingham Contemporary, 25 June 2019Nottingham, UK

Selected 9 UK Tour, Spike Island, 20 June 2019, Bristol, UK

Selected 9 UK Tour, Fabrica, 13 June 2019, Brighton, UK

Selected 9 UK Tour, Jill Craigie Cinema (with Uni of Plymouth), 2 May 2019, Plymouth, UK

Bozeman Film Festival  June 2018, Bozeman, Montana, United States

ÉCU Film Festival  5 May 2018 Paris, France

Malmö Queer Film Festival  29 April 2018  Malmö, Sweden
Eindhovens Film Festival  9 December 2017   Eindhoven, Holland

Festival Internacional de Cine Animado y Experimental VideoBabel  1 December 2017  Cusco, Peru
Underwire Film Festival  24 November 2017   London, UK

Interfilm Festival   20 – 26 November 2017   Berlin, Germany

Blowup Film Festival  12 November 2017  Chicago, USA

Aesthetica Film Festival   8, 10, 12 November 2017   York, UK

WRO On Tour #6  8 November 2017 Gorzów Wielkopolski, Poland

Hamilton Film Festival   7 November 2017   Hamilton, Canada

Paris International Lesbian & Feminist Film Festival 3 November 2017 Paris, France
Queersicht   3, 4 November 2017   Bern, Switzerland
LesGaiCineMad Festival Internacional de Cine LGBT de Madrid  2 & 4 November Madrid, Spain
Another Hole in the Head  28 October 2017  San Francisco, USA
TransNation Festival 2017   13 October 2017   Los Angeles, USA
CMG Shorts   8 October 2017   Los Angeles, USA
Antimatter [Media Art]   October 2017   Victoria, Canada
BIDEODROMO 2017   12 – 28 September 2017   Bilbao, Spain
Busho   September 2017   Budapest, Hungary

Kansk Film Festival  26 Aug/2 Sep 2017   Kansk/Moscow, Russia
Outfest Los Angeles   15 July 2017   Los Angeles, USA

Rio Festival de G & S no Cinema   6 - 8 July 2017  Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
WRO on Tour #2   23 June 2017  Wroclaw, Poland
Mostra FIRE!!  17 June 2017   Barcelona, Spain
Lovers Film Festival   16 June 2017  Turin, Italy

Leiden International Short Film Experience (LISFE)   9 May 2017   Leiden, Netherlands

CineAutopsia   2 May 2017   Bogotá, Columbia

Imagine Film Festival with Berlin Fashion Film Festival  16 & 19 April 2017   Amsterdam, Netherlands

Athens International Film & Video Festival   8 April 2017   Athens, Ohio, USA

The River Bend Film Festival  6 - 8 April 2017  Goshen, Indiana, USA

Short Waves   25 March 2017   Poznan, Poland

Mecal Pro   24 March 2017   Barcelona, Spain

BFI FLARE   23 March 2017   London, UK

Zoom Zbliżenia   24 February 2017   Jenelia Góra, Poland

London Short Film Festival  12 & 15 January 2017 - London, UK

Pink Life QueerFest   12 & 13 January 2017   Ankara, Turkey

Signes Des Nuits   27 November 2016  Paris, France

Tenderflix 2016   25 November 2016  London, UK

Exhibitions

I woke with a marble head in my hands

9 August - 8 September 2019, K-Gold Contemporary, Lesvos, Greece

The Lotus Eaters

15 Nov - 7 Dec 2018, Aindrea Contemporary,  London, UK

Bloomberg New Contemporaries 

29 Sep - 26 Nov 2017, BALTIC, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.

27 Jan - 3 Mar 2018, Block 336, London, UK.

WRO Draft Systems Biennale 2017

17-21 May 2017  Wroclaw, Poland

Special Events

 

Fashion Adventures in the Sonic Landscape with LCF and LSFF

16 January 2017 ICA London, UK

 

Reviews

“This feeling of being sent to another world is even more apparent in Harriet Fleuriot and Sarah Cockings’ installation. Based on Plasma Vista – a film that was first shown at Tenderflix – the pair has created an immersive concept-store like alcove, where objects used in the film are available to be purchased. Plasma Vista is a surreal, Stanley-Kubrick-like film, which plays in the background of Fleuriot and Cockings’ shop. In it, a blonde woman plays with strange liquids in curved glass vessels. It is a bizarre movie, as is the high-end store they have created. The space is filled with plants, beds, balloons, glass vessels, and even a yeti-like suit, which hangs from the ceiling. The whole set is a comment on desire and consumerism. The work is separated into pieces, which you can buy individually, but not as a whole. Just like the desire to purchase, there is always something else that can be bought, but you will never have the whole thing.”

The Lotus Eaters @ Aindrea Contemporary, Lizzy Vartanian Collier, Gallery Girl

"This slick, latex-slathered slice of video sensuality is great.

Like a glossy, unctuous high-end perfume ad."

Go see these future art super stars at Bloomberg New Contemporaries, TimeOut

"Surreal..."

10 Best Things To Do This Week, The Guardian

"The ear is principally receptive to the eerie sound of ‘Plasma Vista’ (2016) by Sarah Cockings and Harriet Fleuriot,

whose video is obscured behind a wall so as to encapsulate the viewer in a sensory deluge.

The mutating forms, gelatinous masses and human disembodiment keep one wholly transfixed,

despite the dearth of comprehension as to context or subject matter."

Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2017 - review, Corridor 8

"By merging performance, objects and sculptures the creators succeed

in making a crystal clear film, deserving of a place in a museum."

Eindhoven Film Festival Jury

"QVC for queer robots?"

BFI Flare LGBTQ+ Film Festival

"An ice cold and dazzling Wunderkammer, where The Neon Demon by Nicolas Winding Refn

meets David La Chapelle's pop interpretation of reality."

Lovers Film Festival

"One of the standouts for me was an obtuse film by Sarah Cockings & Harriet Fleuriot.

It was fun and a bit of light relief from the dullness."

Bob Bicknell-Knight

© 2019 Sarah Cockings and Harriet Fleuriot.