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A 25 minute, looped, black and white single screen video installation (a film for a gallery). It is elliptical, seamlessly looped, and written to enable the spectator to enter / exit the installation at any point, avoiding the linearity of sequential clock time and conveying the more ‘confined’ and homogenous time of a zoo animal or prisoner.

At times shocking and laced with an unsettling humour, ‘Ray’ is a film about addiction, loneliness and control.

Richard has received the 2018 IWC Filmmaker Bursary Award, presented in association with the BFI (British Film Institute), which comes with a £50,000 grant.

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by Prof Richard Billingham​

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This research forms part of the Being Human: Past, Present and Future research priority area.