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Thought Broadcasting
Nick Jordan
HD video, 19 mins., 2017

Thought Broadcasting is a film about psychosis and surveillance. A hybrid documentary, the film draws upon real-life accounts of a schizophrenic disorder: the belief that one's thoughts are being transmitted and heard by others. Set against the proliferation of mobile phone masts in the urban and rural landscape, the film reveals a fragmented inner world of paranoid delusions and acute anxiety, off-set with revelations of mass surveillance and data gathering by government security agencies. Filming locations include a psychiatric video recording studio, an abandoned broadcast television station, and a military base used for mass communications monitoring and interception.

Part clinical observation, part psychological horror, the film is driven by a tense and dark electronic score by Lord Mongo, and interweaves the flickering detritus of analogue tape, monitors and studio cameras with layers of sampled archive voices; forming a picture of a psychotic state of mind, entangled in an interconnected world.

Cast: Alan Creedon (Patient); Clara Casian (AV Technician); Adele Jordan, Andrea Zapp (Psychiatrists)

Filmed, edited & directed by Nick Jordan
Archival & additional studio camera: Clara Casian
Original soundtrack score: Lord Mong
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