Annette Philo

Moving Images

A deer appears through a White Point

A deer appears through a White Point

"Hart cut solid in licht  sliced mortared moss and ticht-built stanes till een stepped oot wi blades"

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An Unknown Hart of the 21st Century

An Unknown Hart of the 21st Century

An Unknown Hart of the 21st century, presents a portrait of a fallow stag as a gesture towards the idea of an emblem, which animals are often used for

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Annette Philo was trained in fine art, she now works in video. Her films have screened, in Los Angeles, Melbourne, London, Birmingham, Penzance and Hawick in Scotland.

The films often feature deer but they are not wildlife documentaries, their aim to open up a dialogue which questions what is seen. She is the camera operator and responsible for the post-production of her films, engineering sound and colour, in order to construct the image she presents.

The work is informed by the philosophy of Jean-Francois Lyotard. In ‘Discours Figure’, Lyotard states that his book ‘is on the side of the eye’. Philo’s films explore the ‘Figural’ space, which opens between the visual experience and the systems of language which identify it.