A Ballad for Balfron Tower (After Antonioni), 2014

Deteriorating Super-16mm film with Letraset, silent

2 minutes 30 seconds

Based on a still from Michaelangelo Antonioni’s L’Avventura (1960), A Ballad for Balfron Tower (after Antonioni), is a deteriorating Super-16mm film projection with a digital .gif animation applied to its surface using Letraset.


It re-imagines Ernö Goldfinger, the architect of Balfron Tower, and his wife, Ursula Blackwell looking at his 'masterpiece', Balfron Tower. This moving 'film still' focuses on the power dynamic between Goldfinger and his wife, an artist in her own right.

All content © Vicki Thornton (2016)