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Stereo sound

An exploration into minimalist filmmaking, Closer follows the journey of pixel-high, distant lifeforms within the sublime grandeur of the Peak District national park.

A subtle story in a vast landscape, Closer was first shown in our solo exhibition Anthropologies.

In memory of Shaun Bloodworth, 1966-2016.

Available for licensing, screenings and exhibitions


Edition of 6 with 2 artist proofs


  • Be Kinder, Edale, Peak District National Park, UK, 2019 (Curated by Jeremy Deller and Jarvis Cocker)
  • Anthropologies, SIAD Gallery, Sheffield, 2017


Creative Director: Matt Pyke
Sound Design: Simon Pyke

Music taken from the album Slow Glow by Simon Pyke


  • ‘Some videos are best experienced at full screen, with headphones on. This is one of those videos… Are these specks of light enemies or friends? Are they falling in love, or is something more nefarious afoot? The ambiguity draws the viewer in, and carries her along. All in all, Closer doesn’t give you much, but it gives you enough.’ – Elizabeth Stinson, Wired