Above is a link to my final film for the exhibition.
I have completed my film for the exhibition and know how it will be set out.
The film will be played on a T.V., which will be lying faced up inside an oblong box i have made. this box is white on the outside and will be painted entirely black on the inside, with a frame around the T.V. screen so that the viewer will not be able to see the T.V. set. The viewer will listen with earphones. the idea is that the film will seem to exist in a pit of nothingness; an interzone where time is not measured. the use of headphones will isolate the viewer with this world, so that they hopefully will pay little attention to linear time outside of the art piece, and will instead be led by the varying paces inside the interzone. the isolation will be heightened by the way i have designed the box so that viewers have to bend down close to the small gap in the box in order to see the film, thus they will not be able to focus on the surroundings. this creates a sense of intimacy with the film and with the memories in the film. in the video, the start has a slow tempo and it gradually builds up to a climax point, and afterwards it drifts into a very slow tempo again with the waves. this creates a warp in time. all the while, the viewer may have a looping awareness of time passing due to the fact that it can only be viewed singularly and so if there are other people wanting to view the piece, a pressure will be created.
I added a clip that I filmed over a year ago of the tide at Seven Sisters beach because I wanted a clip of a running stream to accompany the memory. The stream follows the idea that time is fluid and you cannot hold onto any given moment, (“No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.” – Heraclitus), thus it would have been ideal for the clip to have been of a running stream, but I was unsure whether I would have been allowed to steal a video from the internet and I didn’t have time to film one myself. It is actually perhaps quite interesting that the film is my own, as there’s meaning and memories attached to the clip. I like the use of moving image to accompany the sound as opposed to stills, because I feel there is a slight discomforting contrast against the still images and the fluid audio.
Halveig’s memory was injected as a way for strangers to dip into another strangers memory of another time. This, along with the photos and clips involved creates a layer of different times and memories, all combining to become one. On the contrary, I do feel that perhaps I have involved too much and it has become too busy. I would like to experiment with the memories on their own together and see if this is more effective than when the memory is combined with these visuals and sounds. The film is quite a random concoction of various sounds and points in time with various meanings and memories attached. I may have even over-loaded it. However, it all combines to form one, all meeting in a supposed ‘interzone’.