Phil Collins ‘The Return of the Real’
Following our work on Phil Collins’ Turner Prize exhibit in 2006, we were engaged by the artist and Victoria Miro to prepare the DVDs for his show at the gallery in late 2007.
The Return of the Real concerned itself with the exploitative nature of reality TV and the media. It featured three pairs of one-on-one interviews, a screen for the interviewer as well as the interviewee, and the recording of the press conference Phil organized, the culmination of his Turner Prize show.
We worked with Phil and his producer Siniša on-lining the artwork, adding titles, levelling the audio, encoding and authoring the DVDs for exhibition, displayed using synchronization units at the gallery. With every video projected onto large floor-to-celling screens, image quality was of paramount importance to ensure the detail was retained.
Pink Pigeon were a delight to work with. We worked incredibly closely on realising a major production for exhibition at Tate Britain and the ease at which they were able to realise this and the high standard of execution were outstanding. It’s great to work with a production house in London that is sensitive to how an artist works.
Since the show we have worked with Phil on other projects including The World Won’t Listen and Zasto Ne Govorim Srpski (Na Srpskom). We have also worked again with Victoria Miro and Phil’s New York based gallery Tanya Bonakdar.