Shipsides and Beggs Projects - RED FLOWERS ROUNDABOUT, Chateau Gontier, France
RED FLOWERS ROUNDABOUT
SHIPSIDES & BEGGS PROJECTS
RED FLOWERS ROUNDABOUT is an experimental video work which reflects the live and public process of recording some new songs and making a twig text installation STILL NOT OUT OF THE WOODS in the Chapelle Du Genêteil in Château-Gontier, northern France.
The title RED FLOWERS ROUNDABOUT is an open reference but was triggered by the red poppy flower car windscreen sticker captured in the video (behind the coffee packet) and combined with the geographic locality and the theme of the Magic Roundabout children’s TV programme.
We were invited to take part in a video screening programme (Gothic Cinema) instigated by David Michael Clarke and Anabelle Hulaut, who had an exhibition (Outside-In) in the art centre housed in the chapel. With their permission we took over the ‘park-like’ exhibition installation (much of which beautifully referenced the Magic Roundabout) for a number of days to record our songs, a wall painting and develop the twig text work.