Analogue Kingdom

JOHNSON, Esther (2010). Analogue Kingdom. [Video]

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Gerald Wells stole his first radio, a Belmont, in 1943 at the age of thirteen. He was immediately sent to an ‘approved’ school, whose psychiatrist diagnosed ‘an obsession’ with wireless and electricity – an obsession that continues today. The house Wells was born in and still inhabits is now home to over 1,500 wireless objects and 45,000 valves. Analogue Kingdom is a poetic portrait of Wells, founder and curator of the British Vintage Wireless and Television Museum. The film reveals the charm of Wells’ world, where radio relics and their attendant stories fill every nook and cranny of his Kingdom. As the digital switchover fast approaches, Well's analogue collection is a reminder of the magic that may soon be lost.

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Additional Information: EXHIBITION, SCREENINGS & BROADCASTS – 15th Japan Media Arts Festival Tokyo, Japan 22/02/12-04/03/12 – Artist Screening: CommDe Chlalongkorn University Bangkok, Thailand 16/01/12 – Docudays: Beirut International Documentary Festival Beirut, Lebanon 15-20/12/11 Finalist International Medium Length Documentary – Guangzhou International Documentary Film Festival China 06-08/12/11 Finalist International Documentary – Obsession Solo Exhibition, South Square Gallery, Bradford 07-30/10/11 – Raindance Film Festival London, 05/10/11 – Message 2 Man Film Festival Saint-Petersburg, Russia, 23-30/09/11 Finalist International Competition – 31st Cambridge Film Festival UK, 15-25/09/11 – 30th Asolo Art Film Festival Asolo, Italy 20-28/08/11 Finalist International Competition – Obsessions @ Open City London Documentary Festival UCL Cinema, London 19/06/11 – Certified Life Particles @ Tabor Film Festival Zabok, Croatia 7-11/06/11 Finalist International Competition – Host Gallery London 05/11 – In Production: Nottingham Contemporary 30/03/11 – DocDays: London Short Film Festival Curzon Soho, London 10/01/11 – Cut & Splice: Transmission Wiltons Music Hall, London 04-06/11/10
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute > Art and Design Research Centre
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Depositing User: Esther Johnson
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2012 14:17
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2012 14:17

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