The Regent Street

Show RCA

Futurelab, Shanghai

The Regent Street is a video montage comprised primarily, though not entirely, of still images. It incorporates details from two very different image sources, Gustave Courbet’s painting The Burial at Ornans (1851) and Paul Fusco’s series of photographs, RFK Funeral Train from 1968. Details taken from these images are edited together with new photographs shot on one day in Regent Street, London.


The Regent's Street (2019) Single screen video with sound. Extract (4:24min) of 24min work. Video and audio editing: Brigid McLeer, Music from Arvo Part's Lamentate, sampled sounds provided by John Wall.