Bingo

Michael Fortune

Description

Drive-in Bingo

Bingo documents the unusual social event of a ‘Drive-in Bingo’ which is held weekly in the village of Ballymitty in County Wexford. The ‘Drive-in Bingo’ developed after the introduction of the smoking ban as it allows participants to partake in the game whilst smoking in their car. This short fixed-frame video work focuses on a group of cars in a car park. However, the normality of the situation is obscured by the sound of a bingo caller who slowly calls out numbers over a loudspeaker in a strong local accent. Although comedic, there is an underlying sadness to the spectacle as the social element of bingo has retreated to the solitary confines of the car.’ (Sourced from http://www.michaelfortune.ie/Bingo.html on August 15th 2016)

Details
Title

Bingo

Year

2007

Creator

Michael Fortune

Medium

Moving Image

Form

Short

Genre

Documentary, Dark Comedy

Subject

Wexford (Ireland : County), Bingo, Parking lots, Smoking

Language

English (eng)

Duration

2 minutes

Original format

Physical: HDV

Aspect ratio

16:9

Colour

Colour

Sound

Sound

Rights

to be confirmed

Artist website

http://www.michaelfortune.ie/Home_Page.html

Link to work

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySYoSENr8L0