London Fog


London Fog, 2003, digitized standard 8 film, black & white, mute, 04’05″, CSM London
Influenced by literature, films and imagination we often form certain ideas and stereotypes about places. One of the things I have expected to find in London is the London fog or smog as many people would name it. Then I realized that there is no more fog in London since the improvements were made in water system surrounding London and the use of coal and soft coal was restricted. In order to experience the fog anyway I decided to recreate it myself.  I have found a nice tea pot from the fifties on a boot sale and I filled it with Thames water and set coal on fire.
It finally resulted with the Standard 8mm film included in the installation Greenhouse. For the purpose of film shooting I have constructed a box to control smoke and steam. 


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