The Order of Things

In what might be considered a natural history for buildings, The Order of Things depicts the world’s largest half marathon from the perspective of a society of sentient architectures and man-made structures. Encountering the mass event via senses borrowed from long-distance runners in a state of rhythmic trance, the sentient structures present the urban environment of the course of the run while intoxicated by the delusions of consciousness.

Linking the psychology of long distance running to the perception of architecture, the flow of the film forges a surreal journey through the abstract formalism of the urban landscape of North-East England, and forms an unwitting ode to the industrial design of its road and motorway system.

Exhibited at:
New Bridge Space, Newcastle 2012
Antimatter Film Festival, Vancouver, 2014
VideoGud, Sweden 2015
5 Years Gallery, London 2019

A film by Kihlberg & Henry
Original Score by Bernard Falaise
With the voice of John Woodvine
Duration 30 minutes
HD Video 1080p, 5.1 Audio
Commissioned by Great North Run Culture

The work is presented with a publication designed by An Endless Supply which intersects the work with its research process.