BRUCE CHARLESWORTH

FILM AND VIDEO

Bruce Charlesworth-scene from Retraction-2016-digital video

ALL THIS IS YOURS

All This Is Yours is a feature-length film-in-progress. The narrative arc of the film spans a work day in a government agency in a fictitious police state, circa 1968.

THE CIRCLE LINE

The Circle Line is a rearrangement of a continuous video sequence shot by the artist from a train window. There are four parts to this remix of reality.

Bruce Charlesworth-scene from The Circle Line-2008-digital video
Bruce Charlesworth-scene from The Happiness Effect-2001/04-digital video

THE HAPPINESS EFFECT

A politician visits a grade school classroom and gives a lesson in spin-control using a parable about a shunned puppy.

AIRLOCK

A bored worker feeds a creature living in an inflated swimming pool in a quarantined room.

Bruce Charlesworth-scene from Airlock-2004-digital video
Bruce Charlesworth-scene from Private Enemy Public Eye-film

PRIVATE ENEMY – PUBLIC EYE

In this hallucinatory feature-length film, a terrorist cell fronted by a has-been TV star unravels in an American suburb.

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MIRANDA

A murder investigation in which a suspect spins an alibi about being attacked by an aquatic monster.

Bruce Charlesworth-scene from The Happiness Effect-2001/04-digital video
Bruce Charlesworth-scene from Robert and Roger-1985-video

ROBERT AND ROGER

 Robert and Roger  is the story of identical twins, raised apart in different countries and cultures. As adults, they are tracked down, captured, tested and observed – each unaware of the other's existence. 

WRONG ADVENTURES

Wrong Adventures is the saga of a man who recounts to his psychoanalyst stories of his troubled relationships with various people, any of whom could be imaginary. After shooting a stranger hiding in his mother's bedroom closet, he is committed to an institution for the criminally insane.

Bruce Charlesworth-scene from Wrong Adventures-1984-video
Bruce_Charlesworth-scene_from-Projectile-1982-video

PROJECTILE

A detective follows another detective to a party in a survivalist's home where a flying object leaves a gaping hole in the ceiling and a mess on the floor.

SURVEILLANCE

Two hired spies hold a close watch on a man staying in a cabin across a lake. When not looking through binoculars, they nap, call for take-out and fill out job applications. 

Bruce Charlesworth-scene from Surveillance-1981-video

Copyright © Bruce Charlesworth