*For more examples of film experiments please check my Collaborative work, M.A. work and Lost In RGB.
Whilst I had studying Film and Psychoanalysis in The Donnybrook Therapy Centre i’ve encountered an area of potential interest. The last class we had dealt with the levels of consciousness; Freud determined that there were three of these. The first was the preconscious followed by the subconscious and then the deepest and darkest of them all, the unconscious. His views are contrasted by Klein who seemed to take a more generic and flatter approach to the topic. Anyway I was thinking about how this relates to art, specifically experimental video editting – where the process speaks more about the images you determine for the viewer. To be even more at hand i’d be relating this to personal footage. Quite specific and may be limited but easier to understand (I think) given that it’s real life experience being discussed.
I’ve been interested in exploring the mediums of film and video for years. When it comes to experimenting with these mediums, my needs are insatiable. About 20% of the footage I use is found footage from either my family video archive of converted Super 8 film (1980s-1990s), Hi8 footage from an ex of mine (range of family footage) and my own digital video footage from various projects over these past 6 years.
My subjects vary from psychoanalysis, visual metaphors, fear, horror, the distance of reality and dream, nostalgia and memory. Partial Data Loss is about the distance of relationships and the capacity of memory. It’s a Party is about the experience of memory and how one incident can alter the quality of a memory as a whole. It’s a theory I came across from watching a documentary on TED that examined the outlooks people have with memory and experience being separated from each other.
It’s a Party, super 8 still
Super 8 footage converted to digital video, 14 sec, banjo in stereo.[vimeo https://vimeo.com/20447410]
Partial Data Loss
Digital video/audio, 55sec.[vimeo https://vimeo.com/29730386]