San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
James Holcombe’s film Tyburnia revisits the site of Tyburn Tree, a place of execution for over 700 years at the junction of Edgware Road and Oxford Street. Here political, religious and judicial transgressions were punished with hanging, burning and gibbeting for public entertainment and instruction. The film explores parallels between contemporary and historical notions of crime in relation to business and property, the spectacular nature of punishment and the use of the body as a site for political control.
Features a live soundtrack performed by the Dead Rat Orchestra.