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Tony & Charlotte
5’20min, DV, 2004

Tony and Charlotte uses a split screen to depict two people as they attempt to shake hands with members of the general public. On one screen we see images of Tony Blair as he repeatedly meets and greets a variety of individuals and the other screen depicts the artist involved in a similar activity. The repetition of such a well-versed social action raises questions of intention, desire and social status. Who gets to meet whom? And how do we react to each other in public spaces. What is the relationship between fame and the role of the artist in contemporary society?


Director: Charlotte Ginsborg
Editor: Charlotte Ginsborg
Camera: Laura Nova