Abject Leader

“Abject Leader’s deeply materialist aesthetic sets them at an angle to the mainstream of contemporary moving image work. In the era of digital proliferation, their emphasis on the analogue, the handmade, the photo-chemical and the acoustical, is pleasingly defiant, and a little perverse. It’s also captivating| Stern’s delicately textured, sensitive soundscapes serve to contour the space in which Golding’s projections explore the bewitching possibilities of the celluloid medium, creating ephemeral cinematic experiences of startling sensuality.
Hinging on the frisson of the moment, their work courts chance, improvising the performance of sounds and films. This is what makes their work so beautiful, vital, surprising, compelling: Abject Leader perform cinema.” &ndash| Danni Zuvela, 2007