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Home Invasion

Graeme Arnfield
Artistic Collaborations Documentaries Outside the Box 2023 92 min United Kingdom
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A nightmarish essay film on the history of the doorbell

Directed by Graeme Arnfield, This nightmarish essay film on the history of the doorbell, tracing its invention and constant reinventions through 19th century labour struggles, the nascent years of narrative cinema, and contemporary surveillance cultures. Along the way, it produces a terrifying portrait of the technological ideologies that have shaped our present and the nightmares of the people they emerged from.

Made in bed with a mixture of found materials from archival patent illustrations, domestic security footage to suspenseful horror movie clips, soundtracked by historical prepared-piano pieces and manipulated field recordings – the film asks what is to be done with machines that don’ t work for us? With systems that hinder radical futures, that profit off convenience and use our fears against us. What happens when our homes and our dreams have been invaded?

Accessible from 16 and over


  • Graeme Arnfield


  • Graeme Arnfield


  • Baudoin Oosterlynck
  • Sarah Naylor


  • Baudoin Oosterlynck
  • Sarah Naylor


Wednesday 06 March 2024 20:30
Lieux : Ciné Utopia
Audio : English
Subtitles : English
Screening : Public Screening


“A strangely trancelike experience, blending images, footage and film clips with a hypnotic, dark ambient soundtrack.”
Keri O'Shea Warped Perspective 03/08/2023

Graeme Arnfield

Graeme Arnfield
Graeme Arnfield

Graeme Arnfield is an artist filmmaker and composer living in London. Producing sensory essay films from networked imagery, his films use methods of investigative storytelling to explore issues of technology, ecology and history. He graduated with a Masters in Experimental Cinema at Kingston University.


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