This week’s film at Bermondsey Shorts is Pete Gomes’ Central Control:

“The film Central Control stemmed from a lecture given by architectural theorist Mark Cousins sometime in early 2000’s at the Architectural Association in London where I was teaching at the time. He cited a relationship between this monument at Elephant and Castle and patients in the Maudsley Hospital in South London. My long standing interest in psychoanalysis combined with a specific architectural site was the starting point for the film. The script was written as a stream of consciousness, in character, essentially improvised and then refined. During this time I was immersed in Locative Media, mobile technologies, psychogeography and exploring the relationship between location and cinema, formulating and experimenting with ideas around what I called ‘geo-cinema’. The film was actually shown by a consultant psychiatrist at the Maudsley to students who were training. Pete Gomes is a artist and filmmaker who has exhibited and screened widely both in the UK and internationally. He works across, filmmaking, performance, choreography and music. He is currently at Middlesex University doing doctoral research into Cinema and Improvisation, which involves making narrative films, and working with actors using improvisational processes and no scripts.”