Machines Once Used Now Lie Neglected [2013, UK, 52 mins]

The film is a contemporary industrial parable through which we understand the brutalist aspect of the corporate agenda: the erasure of the past, the eradication of memory. The film is set in the ruins of an enormous old chemical plant in Hartlepool England, where men once mined the sea for magnesium. Guided by the voices of the ex-workers the film is also an archaeological probe, using illicitly shot video taken by the workers, to make visible the purpose of the site.