Expanded

Expanded version of Tyburnia

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Tyburnia

Tyburnia explores the parallels between contemporary and historical notions of crime in relation to economy and property, the spectacular nature of punishment, and the state’s use of the body as a site for political control.

Shot on 8mm and 16mm film and hand processed, this version of Tyburnia plays out across multiple projectors and screens as a unique three screen expanded performative film piece.

DEAD RAT ORCHESTRA : JAMES HOLCOMBE – Tyburnia from Pacitti Company on Vimeo.

Bringing their gritty, rough hewn interpretations and dexterous multi-instrumentalism; Dead Rat Orchestra perform a live sound track to Tyburnia featuring songs that were composed for those condemned to ‘dance the Tyburn jig’. The work offers a new understanding to broadside ballads that have become a staple of folk music, here presented in closer association to their original socio-political context.


Tyburnia Film Screening – James Holcombe and Dead Rat Orchestra from Serpentine Galleries on Vimeo.


Dead Rat Orchestra at Combe Gibbet from Emma Crouch on Vimeo.