- a Performance
- by James Holcombe
- Description (english) The Tyburn Gallows stood in London near Hyde Park and Marble Arch for over 700 years. Placing the history of this execution site in a contemporary context, this work explores the ‚ presence and absence’ of the Tyburn Tree in our collective unconscious, and explores the parallels between contemporary and historical notions of crime in relation to economy and property, the spectacular nature of punishment, and the state’s use of the body as a site for political control. Shot on 8mm and 16mm film and hand processed, Tyburnia plays out as either a digital single screen work or as an expanded 16mm film with live soundtrack by Dead Rat Orchestra.