Two Excerpts from a Recent Work: Nausea

By Matthew Noel-Tod

Nausea is a synthesis of text and image that draws inspiration from Impressionism, On Kawara, Barnett Newman and the existential diary of Jean-Paul Sartre from which it adopts its title. The video footage is a journal of observations shot entirely on a mobile phone. Crudely low resolution, it retains a fuzzy warmth and familiarity rather than the cold and impersonal qualities of much digital technology, challenging a 'certain end-point in cinema, wherein we only ever imagine and receive mediated images.' (Matthew Noel-Tod)

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About the artist

Born 1978, Matthew Noel-Tod studied Fine Art at The Slade School of Fine Art, London, Fachhochschule Aachen, Germany and Norwich School of Art and Design, UK. He has had solo exhibitions and screenings in Warsaw, San Francisco, Dundee, Norwich and London. Nausea (2005) received its world premiere at The Times BFI 49th London Film Festival 2005 and was selected for the 35th International Film Festival Rotterdam, Netherlands (2006). Matthew Noel-Tod is a founding member of the group Free Cinema Seven (London, UK). His videos Nausea (2005) and Jetzt Im Kino (2003) are distributed by LUX, London, the latter of which is in the collection of Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France.

Funded by Arts Council England with the support of Film London.