This film is an examination of the thoughts and aspirations of the Victorian ruling class mentality as revealed through the Albert Memorial, a monument of pure signification. The soundtrack, composed by Michael Nyman, consists of a montage of voices, and is composed of Victorian quotations and modern analyses, together with the bemused speculation of a couple of American tourists.
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In ACMI's collection
Crafts & Visual Arts → Sculpture, British
Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Class consciousness
Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Social classes
History → Great Britain - History
16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)