“Delightful, intimate and illuminating portrait of this idiosyncratic artist. We are shown a compulsive magpie and eccentric hoarder, and are invited to appreciate Bohman’s self-realisation as flâneur and bricoleur.” – Julian Cowley, The Wire, Nov 2019
“Scavenger improv artisan, junk mail poet and scrapbook illustrator – Cathy Soreny’s documentary on Adam Bohman is an essential portrait of one of Britain’s most idiosyncratic and quietly prolific artists.” – Peter Strickland, Director
Adam Bohman is a polymath of outsider arts and music. Gleaner of everyday objects, he creates a familiar yet beguiling take on the world around us – carefully and continuously constructed in his cluttered Catford flat. Epic improvised music performances conjured from umbrella springs, letter racks, lightbulbs and violin bows. Momentous text works invoked from takeaway menus. Kaleidoscopic collages forged from tin can labels, newspapers and biro ink. Continually he records a narrative on daily life upon his trusty cassette dictaphone, posting the tapes all over the world. Meet the real life muse for Gilderoy in Peter Strickland’s Berberian Sound Studio, and spend a day in the richly woven web of his creative processes.
Duration: 60 mins; feature documentary
Preview screening: Cafe OTO, London Aug 2019 w/ Secluded Bronte live
Work in progress screenings: Tusk Festival 2018, Colour Out of Space Festival 2019
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