The Scale of Intervention was originally exhibited as part of 'CutUp Machine', an exhibition by the CutUp collective at Seventeen Gallery, London (2nd - 26th November 2005).  The film functioned as a working sketch for an action by the collective, who focused largely on the creative potential of the street as a site for interventionist art.


The image of St Paul’s cathedral, partially obscured by a vinyl scaffold wrap, operates as a conceptual blank canvas ready for interruption. The squares that begin to punctuate the filmic instant resemble a graphic notation,  and represent the act of puncturing or cutting into an image to reveal a new order beneath.

The Scale of Intervention (2005)

16mm film with Letraset, silent

2 minutes 28 seconds


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