Voodoo Science Park convincingly demonstrates that history is only ever rewritten and that there can consequently be little room for 'accidents' in any of our accepted historical accounts. If this text overturns all orthodox readings of the documented past, it does so simply in the name of prophecy, the authors being bold enough to let the existing state of affairs speak for itself. Such eloquent restraint is extremely rare, extracting a simple yet undeniable poetry from the unearthing of connections between events. Through this gently persistent accumulation of facts, an enigmatic half-hidden landscape is gradually transformed into the starkest of mythologies. (Ken Hollings, Author of Welcome to Mars) Combining compelling archive with contemporary footage of the Health and Safety Laboratory in the Peak District, Derbyshire, Voodoo Science Park summons the poetic and political archetypes of Leviathan, Albion and Gogmagog in order to anatomise the powers of accident, reenactment, sacrifice, punishment, artificial life, magic, sleep and civil war in the state of Britain. Part video-essay, video-poem and video-guide, VoodooScience Parkis a vivid and erudite conjuration that redreams the history of our present with a passion and a purpose that is entirely visionary. (Kodwo Eshun, on the film-of-the-book)
About the Author
Halford and Beard make art about accidents. Halford is a visual artist and film-maker, Beard is an essayist, screen-writer and novelist.