Apologies for the less frequent posts of late from me, but a big thank you to other posters . . . 🙂
Right now I’m dashing off to London for Elin’s show, but quickly this is what I’ve been up to . . .
Cube wise, I caught a bit of a great set from Gang Gang Dance, with Colin & Lady after a Movieoke meeting, but the only thing I’ve really been involved with the last few days was Peer Critique on Saturday.
I actually just stepped as one of the artists was ill ( the same lingering lurgee that got Chiz, I think ). I showed the series of cut-up clips I compiled for the William Burroughs night, plus some of the rushes from my main cut-up project.
The other artist was Matt White who showed 3 very powerful video pieces. I’ll describe them swiftly, though them really deserve much more space to explore . . .
The first was based on footage he had taken of a street argument that he had restaged using actors and rebuilding the facade of the house opposite his house behind his house.
The second video comprised of a section of an audio recording of a disturbing past life regression session – in which he was a rapist and murderer – which he ( faultlessly ) and virtually unblinkingly mimed to, in another highly considered video re-enactment.
The last one was a work in progress using found footage and a particular piece of classic music, both things he said he normally objected to in video art.
Meanwhile my cutting-up filming continues. Since I last posted I’ve videoed Chiz on the Phone, Jem the p.c. mac user on the humane beatbox, and Patrick Joyce on tree surgery and car repair.
Always a bit wary of tree stuff in AV pieces since timber, but, you know sometimes you just got to go with it.