18 June – 17 July 2011
Kirsty Buchanan's film O Death, Rock Asleep is an exploration into trivial moments and the macabre details in the tales of four different Tudor Queens, each of whom met a violent end.
Kirsty Buchanan's work utilises a jaunty aesthetic and a consideration for the thrill of homemade videos to sympathetically contemplate the reality (and legend) of each character’s tragic situation. Simultaneously encountering the human fascination with death and obsessive re-telling of stories.
The starting point for O Death, Rock Asleep was Buchanan's series of Headless Queen zines which are available at Mock Tudor and the Transition shop and online.