In this week's Playlist we present a selection of videos by our our members that feature horses.

Kathleen Herbert, Stable, 2007

Stable is film documenting a performance instigated by Kathleen, where for one night she bought horses into Gloucester Cathedral to walk freely through and explore the architecture of the space.

During the English Civil War, Puritan troops, in an act of political bravado, used the Cathedral to stable horses.

Through use of the uncanny, the film blurs boundaries between fact and fiction, myth and reality, investigating ideas around superstition, rituals and histories. Hebert draws out the apparent uninteresting or unspoken, redefining social, political, historic spatial narratives.

Stable was funded by Arts Council England and Gloucestershire County Council, supported by Gloucester Cathedral, Gloucester City Council.

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Victoria Lucas, Women on Horses, 2015

Women on Horses comprises found footage, extracted from westerns that have been filmed in the Alabama Hills. Each woman has been ‘rescued’ from their aggressive male pursuers through the editing process, and by ‘freeing’ them they ride through the landscape alone and on their own terms.

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Laura Cooper, Color Poem [For Hyesou's Herd], 2015

Color Poem [For Hyesou's Herd]
HD Video on Flat Screen TV & Felt Sculpture | (4mins) 2015

This Color Poem is part of a larger project and installation made up of charts, video and sculpture called Nomadic Glow. Nomadic Glow attempts to record—in a deliberately limited, schematic fashion—the elaborate naming system that Mongolian nomadic herdsman use to identify each individual horse in their herd, which is based on their nuanced perception of horse coat colors. When visiting the Mongolian Steppe, I brought with me a range of industrial paint color chips and invited Hyesou—a local nomadic herdsman—to match the horses in his herd through this limited selection of paint colors. The poem is the result of his selections. The voice in the video has been auto-tuned and restricted to a color scale where color tone corresponds to musical tone.

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