Forcing Tastes is an experimental short film by artist Nisha Duggal that animates the work and words of William Morris for the digital age, reimagining one of his historic lectures on creativity and the everyday as a folk song – presented against a backdrop of gallery exhibits, digital noise and gadgetry. Applying his historic sensibility to our own times Duggal explores egalitarianism, haptic pleasures and the poetry of crowds. Vocals by Steven James Adams.
Nisha Duggal works across media engineering situations that explore deep-seated primitive impulses to make, play and create. She has lived in Walthamstow for ten years after moving from Newcastle-upon-Tyne to study at The Slade School, London. In 2018 she was the first artist-in-residence at Walthamstow Wetlands.
Originally created with the support of B3 Media and the William Morris Gallery, Walthamstow
Supported by Art Night
Image credit: Nisha Duggal, still from ‘Forcing Tastes’, 2015.