A meta-essay for the Michael Jackson generation, Stand By For Tape Back-Up offers an endearingly esoteric take on family, memory and analogue home recording. Produced by Charlie Lyne (Beyond Clueless), it finds poet Ross Sutherland dredging the contents of a VHS tape swapped between himself and his grandfather, taking in music videos, terrible adverts and The Wizard of Oz. Rebuilding its fragments via sprawling recollections, poetic missives and beat-rapping, this is the ultimate cinematic expression of how personal media govern our understanding of time, death and cherished memories.
Followed by a Q&A. Tickets available from the Hackney Picturehouse website here.