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Digital Commission

Still Suspended by Hugh Malyon

Part of a new series of digital artworks from Turner Contemporary, commissioned in response to the Covid-19 Pandemic. Still Suspended is an original 30-minute online film with immersive sound (best heard through stereo headphones) and experimental imagery. 

19 March 2021

19 March 2021 - 19 March 2022

Turner Contemporary Rendezvous, Margate, Kent CT9 1HG

Commissioned by Turner Contemporary as part of the Digital Commission series, Still Suspended is an original 30-minute online film with immersive sound (best heard through stereo headphones) and experimental imagery. 

Creating original narrative and content is not only technically challenging in these times but the isolation, broken only by the ‘Zoom box’, results in ideas that have not necessarily gone through our usual creative processes. During this process, content will have been driven by staring at an editing screen rather than organic development or the magic driven by the atmosphere of the creative team in a space together. This combines with the current stress and strains of the Covid-19 restrictions and political uncertainty which push our ability to be creative to the limits. Still Suspended reflects the dark, raw, lonely and intense experiences felt by communities in an unapologetic fashion.

Still Suspended contains strong language and images of an adult nature that may not be suitable for children.

“One humble hour of exercise each day is essential. For Hugh, escaping the constant myriad of disinformation, cancellations and battles for care is becoming impossible. Loneliness, anxiety, the mundane repetitiveness of video calls, conflicting rules, mounting trauma – all this has jumbled his tired, restless brain. The reality of being a disabled artist is hitting home. Unable to be in the company of others creates a mind-numbing strain on Hugh’s imagination. Real, dream and imagined worlds begin to blur until the only thing that makes sense is nonsense. Hugh desperately searches for ways to reconnect above the virtual noise. Even with a perceived abundance of time, is it too late to escape?”

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Artist Biography

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As a South West based disabled artist, Hugh Malyon graduated from Plymouth University with a BA in Theatre and Performance.

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