Abandoned Goods

Directors Pia Borg and Edward Lawrenson, Fly Film, 2014. (35 minutes)

Abandoned Goods is a short essay film that explores the transformation of the objects in the Adamson Collection from clinical material to revered art objects. It blends archival footage with photography, reconstruction and interviews, and is narrated by an unseen cataloguer, voiced by Iain Sinclair, who comment on key works in the Collection, and provides glimpses into the lives of their creators and the changing contexts in which the objects have been produced and displayed.

Abandoned Goods was awarded the Golden Pardino for the Best International Short Film in the Leopards of Tomorrow Competition at Locarno Film Festival. To date it has also screened at the Hamptons, London BFI Film Festival, Sundance, True/False, Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, Oberhausen, Festival Internacional de Cine De Huesca, Janela Internacional de Cinema Festival, Bucharest Experimental Film Festival, First Fortnight Film Festival, DocAviv, San Francisco Documentary Film Festival and Busan International Short Film Festival.