Excerpt from What Mortals Henceforth Shall Our Power Adore, HD video with sound, 17 minutes 53 seconds, 2020

What Mortals Henceforth Shall Our Power Adore is a video essay, which draws connections between; classical mythology, British colonialism, nuclear weapons and contemporary tax avoidance, via the symbol of the trident. The work frames the trident as “...a cypher for colonial intent, drawn upon by those who would subjugate others.”

Originally produced for Throughout the Fragment of Infinity That We Have Come to Know, The NewBridge Project, Gateshead, Mar - May 2020

Credits:
Artist & Director: Chris Alton
Script & Voiceover: Chris Alton
Soundtrack: StevieRay Latham
Sound Recordist (Voiceover): Rob Aitken

Commissioned by:
The NewBridge Project, Newcastle/Gateshead

With thanks to:
Niomi Fairweather, Programme Director, The NewBridge Project
Rebecca Huggan, Director, The NewBridge Project

Funded by:
Arts Council England
Community Foundation, Newcastle