Vineeta Rishi is The Night Cleaner
Petry has written a new 12 part video work for Rishi to film on her mobile phone under his direction. The complex story slowly unfolds as we see this single mother of three children cope with her husband abandoning the family. The work contains strong language and adult themes, with graphic descriptions of the character’s sex work.
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Mark Rylance in The Blizzard
The video installation was commissioned for the ‘5th Papier Biennale’ at the Leopold Hoesch Museum, Duren, Germany (1994.) The video was projected onto thousands of large paper pixels hung from the museum’s ceiling creating a three dimensional video. Petry wrote and directed the work which is a comic look at then modern technology (fax machines!) verses more antiquated forms of communication. Rylance must cope with dogs, power outages and a burning book.
Michael Cashman in The Garden of Enlightenment
In order to see Petry’s video installation commissioned by the South London Gallery (1994) the audience had to gather up handfuls of light fibre that carried individual pixels across the space. The soundtrack could be heard in the gallery and the video was projected weekly with the installation off. The erotic video (written and directed by Petry) sees Cashman’s character struggle to cope with the loss of his lover.