‘Home Town Two’ is a sequel to his cinematically inspired video ‘Home Town’ (2004). In it he draws upon horror movies of the 80s and 90s, Ren & Stimpy cartoons, popular culture and memory to create the wild, grotesque characters that populate his video works, all performed by himself.
Heath Franco’s practice is based primarily in video, although the process of production and the exhibition of his work are also concerned with photography, performance, costume, sound, music, digital media, video special effects and installation. His videos are structured with respect to flow and rhythm, rather than traditional plot narrative, and aim to attract and repulse the viewer through a mix of hyper-aesthetic, catchy jingles and absurd, grotesque performances. Franco’s works are informed by explorations into western pop culture and leisure, domesticity and notions of ‘home’, and contemplations on human existence and the possibilities of space-time.
‘Home Town Two’, 2016, HD digital video (USB), stereo sound, Duration 09:47
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