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Peter Todd

“ The objects that he has filmed, his house, a tree, a street, the underground are things that we come across every day and that seem to have come into the film by some chance operation. But he films these things with such determination, and with so much respect for their being that it seems as if they themselves had decided on the framing and the length of image and their place in the film and the filmmaker had only very conscientiously fulfilled their demands”. Renate Sami. Filmsamstag. Berlin. 2005.

“In the film programmes that I’ve seen of yours, I’d say there is a strand, a sort of certain strand, that runs through them, that to call it poetic would be doing it a disservice, but it’s one way, its such a sort of, how can I say it, it’s a loaded term which doesn’t quite describe in filmic terms, in visual terms what we mean, when we say that word, but it does conjure at any rate, perhaps an outcome the films have, they don’t have a utilitarian outcome, there is no interest in narrative, there is very often no interest in scientific or natural documentary, in capturing, it’s quiet often I’d say, for me what I get from seeing your film programmes they are trying to describe, a feeling and a sensation or a place or an interaction, very small things, and these composite of small things, actually make up a greater whole, and help us towards, not only visual enjoyment, help lead us towards having a richer life.”

Luke Fowler.

September. 2012. Camden. London.


“An artist rooted firmly in the moment”. William Fowler. 58th BFI London Film Festival. 2014.

Peter Todd’s work includes films, curated and collaborative projects.