directed by Cécile B. Evans, UK 2018, 120' (English friendly)
Amos’ World is a fictional television series about a progressive housing estate, its architect, and the tenants as they become increasingly alienated from the building’s promises. The architect’s ambitions for the perfectly networked individual-communal housing structure is disrupted as the tenants begin to negotiate their own agency within their real and rendered contours. An allegory for our existence within constructed realities unfolds as the characters’ emotions begin to rebel against the technological, ideological and physical structures that aim to contain them.
The three episodes were originally conceived as three-part video installation, filmed across many locations and mediums, in a way that blurs the line between reality and its simulations. For Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art the series will be exceptionally screened as part of cinema programme in which the artist will be present for discussion with the audience about the videos, the installations, and the process behind the project.
Cécile B. Evans examines the value of emotions in contemporary societies and their rebellion as they come into contact with the power structures that directly impact our daily lives. Her works, which span installation, video, sculpture and performance, use narrative as a starting point to negotiate the possibility of many diverse realities within a common space.