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HD Video, 3 minutes 15 seconds (looped) A group of men work collectively to re-create a model railway layout based on photos and memory of a railway station that no longer exists.

01 April – 03 June 2017 “Prime Time is the title of both a new film commission and the first major solo exhibition in a public gallery by the artist Rob Crosse. His latest film Prime Time (2017) will be shown for the first time in the exhibition and has been commissioned by Film and […]

HD Video, Stereo, 14 Minutes (looped) Mall Walking quietly depicts the morning exercises inside an empty shopping mall of a group elderly residents of Omaha, USA. Some walk alone, others chat in groups as they take advantage of this air-conditioned and purposely built space which is normally intended for consumption.  

HD Video, 9 minutes 30 seconds (looped) The narration in Dear Samuel describes a series of encounters between a younger and older male lover. Interspersed with the account is a love song in which the narrator commits himself to caring for his lover through senility and death, helping him across the street, washing and changing […]

HD Video, 22 minutes (looped) Prime Time focuses on a group of older gay men who are part of a social society called ‘Prime Timers’ as they undertake an organised cruise. The filming of the ship’s interminable journey towards the horizon becomes an allegory for the search these men undertake by coming together to enrich […]

Jerwood, UK, 20 Jun – 26 Aug 2018 »For Jerwood Solo Presentations, Rob Crosse has produced a new series of photographs and a moving image work which continue his ongoing investigation into ageing, bodies, desire and manufacturing. Footage from a vintage car race depicting owners preparing their vehicles for a race is positioned with photographic […]

HD Vide, 7 minutes 30 seconds (looped) Clear as a bell, shot in the National Railway Museum in York, UK, follows a group if older men as they navigate the levers and signals of a model railway system. Designed to educate trainees in block signalling, this form of communication is soon to be rendered obsolete […]

4K Video, 14 minutes (looped) Ordinary Lifespan observes a group of mechanics as they meticulously disassemble a car in preparation for it’s restoration. The film creates a tender intimate study between men and an inanimate object, by focusing on the level of care involved in the restorative process.  

4K video, 8 minutes 30 seconds (looped) Old Growth observes the automated climate-controlled systems required to maintain a Camellia tree at Pillnitz Castle in Dresden. The tree was planted in its current location in 1801, and has been protected ever since, initially by intricate wooden and glass structures that were erected each winter, and dismantled […]