Toby Cornish

*1972, London, UK. Lives and works in Berlin, Germany.

Toby Cornish has been making short experimental films after inheriting his grandfather’s Super-8 camera at the age of 15. From 1990-1996, he attended Camberwell College of Art, and the Royal College of Art in London. Though he studied Graphic Design, most of his work is film-based and concerned with structure, systems and space.

Living in Berlin since 1998, he worked for a music-video company then as part of Jutojo, who designed for printed and projected spaces, together with two cousins and a spacious studio. Sarajevo Vertical has been shown at festivals in Germany and Greece.

CORNISH Sarajevo vertical

Sarajevo Vertical / United Kingdom / 2004 / 10'31 / 4:3

The portrait of a devastated city that runs after lost time, faster and faster, with images that repeat and resist as a audiovisual symphony, a black and white montage that leaves room for the viewers imaginations.