Patrick Staff's film The Foundation (exhibited at Spike Island in 2015) is currently screening online at Vdrome, a channel dedicated to films and videos directed by visual artists and filmmakers whose production lies in-between contemporary art and cinema.
The Foundation explores queer intergenerational relationships negotiated through historical materials, combining footage shot at the Tom of Finland Foundation in Los Angeles — home to the archive of the erotic artist and gay icon and a community of people that care for it — with choreographic sequences shot within a specially constructed set.
Watch The Foundation online at Vdrome with an introduction by Tess Edmondson.
The Foundation was co-commissioned by Spike Island, Bristol; Chisenhale Gallery, London; Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane; and Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver. Co-produced by Spike Island, Bristol and Chisenhale Gallery, London.