Old Men Trilogy

  • 3'
  • United Kingdom
  • 2000
Glasgow-based artists John Beagles & Graham Ramsay use the content of TV comedy shows, pop music lyrics, and junk food marketing ploys as 'fodder' for their work in video, text, installation and performance. With arefreshing combination of wry humor and serious commentary that follows in the footsteps of 'duos' such as British 1960s/70s TV comedians Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise, Beagles and Ramsay present a highly idiosyncratic view of the world. In You Got the Look, two old men present what the artists call 'bleak geriatric monologues of lost desire" through a painfully dead-pan recital of lyrics that were meant to be sexy. Burgerheaven, in comparison, presents a commentary on mass consumer culture through a combination of video and performance, in its almost ludicrous 'replication' of a fast food restaurant.
John Beagles, Graham Ramsay
Country of production
United Kingdom
Production Year
Festival Edition
IFFR 2003
Graham Ramsay