In Cabinet, Tim Shore pursues a disturbing message through the spaces of the American landscape. An associative framework of found footage, digital reconstruction and text form a meditation on identity, technology and the land.

Shore's fragments of found imagery and sound evoke America's myths of itself, from its war record to its prairies and birdsong. Yet, this is shadowed by the dark spaces of the Unabomber in his forest cabin, and the repetitive sound of the typewriter, a reference not only to the latter's destructive manifesto but also to the fragmenting advance of technology.

Lucy Reynolds


Cast & Crew

Director: Tim Shore
Producer: Gary Thomas
Live Action Producer: Tracy Bass
Cinematographer: Noski Deville
Consultant Editor: Jo Ann Kaplan
CG animation: Nick Keeble
Sound: John Wynne

Selected Screenings

  • Antimatter Underground Film Festival, Victoria BC,Canada (21-29 September 2007)
  • Multichannel, ArtSway, New Forest (28-29 September 2007)
  • 'Darbyshire Award' Exhibition, The Museum in the Park, Stroud, Site 07, Stoud Valleys Arts (2007)
  • 'War and Peace' touring programme, Site 07, Stroud Valleys Arts, UK (2007)
  • New York Video Festival, New York, USA (2007)
  • Courtisane, Gent, Belgium (2007)
  • Media City, Windsor, Ontario, Canada (2007)
  • transmediale.07 video selection, touring programme (transmediale, Berlin, Germany (2007) (winner transmediale.07 Award 2nd Prize)
  • Alternative Film & Video Festival, Belgrade, Serbia (2006)
  • Hull International Short Film Festival, Hull, UK (2006)
  • Impakt Festival, Centraal Museum, Utrecht, The Netherlands (2006)
  • International premiere at Rotterdam Film Festival (2006)
  • Project Background

    One of the largest publicly funded award programmes for artists in the UK, the London Artists' Film and Video Awards (LAFVA) scheme offered awards of up to £20,000 for production of artists' moving image work.

    From 2000 to 2008 the scheme supported London-based artists working in the context of contemporary moving image practice - producing work intended for exhibition in galleries, festivals, specialist venues and as site specific installations.

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    Key Information




    Tim Shore


    LAFVA 04

    Year Completed




    Shooting format

    Super 16mm/DV/Super 8mm

    Screening format

    Single screen, Digi Beta / Beta SP / DVD



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