A short experimental horror-doc about Carrig Glas Manor, Longford Ireland, a collapsed development that has left a wreckage in it's wake.
Edit- Paddy Baxter
Photography: Paddy Baxter & Huw Wahl
Music: Belied Gunaiko
Death is the State, 2014
(co-directed with Shane Lawlor)
Death is the State is a short film from Ancoats Manchester. The film is a discordant wander through the psycho-structural spaces of Ancoats exploring how human and non-human animals struggle to master or are overwhelmed by the built environment. Shot in the winter of 2014, some of the spaces we represent have now disappeared.
Improv House, 2015
An abstract SoundArt short film exploring Manchester's Hotspur House.
In Ruins, 2016
A short film on ruins, part of the Longford Arts Council Respond II project 2016
Patrick Baxter is an artist/filmmaker and social researcher who recently completed a practice-led PhD in Art & Design at Manchester Institute for Research & Innovation in Art & Design based in Manchester School of Art. The research and film explores the relationship between a marginalised place and post-property collapse vacant space (what I refer to as Ghost Developments) in post-Celtic Tiger Ireland. The project interrogates cycles of boom-to-bust economics, the breakdown of spatial categories of urban & rural in his hometown of Longford (instead viewing the urban and rural as social practices), and the sensory, experiential and affective qualities of Ghost Developments. His short films have been generated out of this project, they are filmic devices for looking at place and space, and are heavily influenced by the horror film and/or utilize horror film tropes and aesthetics.