Stewart Home (b. 1962)

Short Films and Documentaries

The Eighties (1986)
I Wanna Die In The TV (1986)
TV Freak (1986)
Baked Bean Junkie Gross Out (1986)
Refuse (1988)
Installations (1988)
Turn On, Tune In, Freak Out (1989)
No Pity (1993)
Red London (1994)
Ut Pictura Poesis (1997)
The Art Strike, 1990-1993 (2004)

Going back in time, the first film I ever made was with a guy called Chris Wilson in the early eighties. It was called Wet Dream and features me writhing about in a chair. Chris had one of those old Polaroid video cameras and he used to get a lot of young men round to his flat in Hampstead where he'd film them. I then did a few films with the Scottish artist Pete Horobin. I think the first was Tower Bridge Exchange. In this three minute short I was doing super 8 camera work as well as appearing in footage. I then shot a twenty minute silent super 8 film of Pete Horobin pushing a pram - with a rubber rooster on the front and his camping gear inside where the baby should have been - around the Highlands of Scotland, which was called Pram 84. There were various other deliberately unpleasant shorts in the late-eighties including Refuse and Turn On, Tune In, Freak Out both made with Neil Aberdeen and with the latter incorporating genuine suicide footage. In the mid-nineties I was doing stuff with pop video makers Nick Abrahams and Mikey Thompson. We did promos for some of my books in pop video format including the AK Press titles No Pity and Red London. In these I would appear in skinhead drag doing stuff like sucking yoghurt off the toes of an 'Asian babe', or eating whipped cream out of the armpit of a 'rock chick'. In the late nineties I also made stuff like Ut Pictura Poesis, a forty-five second short that attempted to do in condensed fashion what I felt Debord set out to achieve with his first feature film Screams In Favour Of De Sade. I appear in this 'blipvert' dressed in boxing gloves and a skirt and attempt to make the audience extremely self-conscious; the film concludes with the slogan - "long live revolutionary communism, long live the hermaphrodite international". This got shown alongside the advertisements at independent cinemas in the UK in the late nineties. I understand it was seen by about half-a-million people. -- Stewart Home

Various Films

Screams In Favour Of De Sade (2002)
The Eclipse & Re-Emergence of the Oedipus Complex (2004)

Stewart Home (born 1962) is an English artist, filmmaker, writer, pamphleteer, art historian, and activist. He is best known for his novels such as the non-narrative 69 Things To Do With A Dead Princess (2002), his re-imagining of the 1960s in Tainted Love (2005), and earlier parodistic pulp fictions Pure Mania, Red London, No Pity, Cunt, and Defiant Pose that pastiche the work of 1970s British skinhead pulp novel writer Richard Allen and combine it with pornography, political agit-prop, and historical references to punk rock and avant-garde art. -- Wikipedia

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