“The Emulated Struggle of the Adolescent Male” is an impromptu collaboration between Marc Blackie and Ropebaby, a US performer and Shibari artist who was in the midst of a European tour.

The two were put in touch by mutual friends and with very little preparation time a script was hastily devised over a few bottles of Merlot and shot the next day in one ninety minute session.

This leads to something of a stream of consciousness presentation as the lead considers her assumed place as ‘a mobile infantry of orifices’, explores the possibilities of a life of self love and then decides that regret is something to be left in the past.

The soundtrack has been provided by ‘These Papercuts’ with additional violin arrangements from Hannah Thompson.