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Happy accidents in translation

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Carbon (1′, 2001, RCA)

Carbon, a one minute film I made at the RCA in 2001, is being shown in ’Kinetic Typography’, part of the  #SEENINTHEDEEN exhibition at Peacock Visual Arts, Aberdeen.

The exhibition runs from 22 November to 21 December 2013. More information at Peacock Visual Arts.

Peacock Visual Arts
21 Castle Street
Aberdeen AB11 5BQ
Scotland, United Kingdom
01224 639539

Gallery Opening Hours
Tuesday to Saturday 9.30am to 5.30pm

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It was late. I was working. There was an accident.

Accident (Joseph Losey, 1967). Written by Harold Pinter, adapted from the novel by Nicholas Mosley. Images from Venus in and out of Furs: Joseph Losey’s “Eve” & “Accident” a post by Brecht Andersch at SFMOMA

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This Saturday, 19 January 2013, there’s an event to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the execution of seventeen Luddites at York Castle in 1813.

It is being hosted by the York Alternative History group. I can’t go but it promises to be interesting with talks, a commemorative event near the execution site, and a wake in the evening.

There is a wealth of contemporary accounts on Richard Holland’s exemplary Luddite Bicentenary blog and the Methodist hymn ‘Behold the Saviour of Mankind’ is the subject of a recent post.

In 1813 the local newspaper, The Leeds Intelligencer, described the condemned men singing the hymn prior to their execution. The hymn was probably sung to the tune, ‘Martyrdom’ which you can hear on the post. I love this simple (imperfect) rendition. Its directness and power remind me of The Miners’ Hymn, a collaboration between composer Jóhann Jóhannsson and filmmaker Bill Morrison.

I wanted to contribute to the 200th anniversary event but time and other commitments got in the way, the image above didn’t get beyond first ideas.

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10 Drawings, Steve Farrer
image from monochromatic-axonometric.blogspot.co.uk

Visited Film in Space: An exhibition of film and expanded cinema selected by Guy Sherwin at Camden Arts Centre, NW3.

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Saw the digital restoration of David Lean’s Lawrence of Arabia (1962) at BFI Southbank last Wednesday. Getting on for four hours long with ‘play in’ music, intermission, a fire alarm and this famous match cut. A dissolve was planned, but the editor, Anne V. Coates, saw it cut together before the optical had been delivered and realised that it worked fantastically as it was. Little White Lies’ Matt Thrift describes the edit as ‘visual onomatopoeia’ and cinema’s most ‘breathtaking match cut.’

Inspired to post these film stills by Tim Bouckley’s intriguing and inspirational film lists at timbouckley.com

Films on Paper

Images of Peter Kubelka’s FILMS ON PAPER, 1958-1960, exhibited in the Drawing Room’s recent Graphology show (10 May – 30 June 2012)