Super 8, 6 mins,
One of two 'weed' films I made. In the 1950s, prickly pear was
a major weed problem in Australia. This is one weed we managed
to beat with biological control. I found a nice confined crop
of what I thought was prickly pear and made this abstract film.
The plant looks and is wrong in the Australian landscape. This
film also flirts with borders and boundaries, with these little
'family groups' of cactuses perhaps as metaphors ...
16mm, 6 mins,
Red, green and blue center spot filters zooming through multiple
(winner 2009 Abstracta Award, Rome)
16mm, 7 mins, 2009
Iron-wood is an abstract visual exploration of the deeply fissured
'cog-like' bark of the Australian tree Eucalyptus Sideroxylon
- Red Ironbark.
16mm, 5 mins,
Reflected light is prismatically ‘opened’. A dancing
secret life of colour is liberated.
Super 8, 9 mins,
An abstract exploration of amateur boxing.
Filmed at a country boxing meeting in rural Australia.
16mm, 7 mins,
A regular ‘breathing’ rhythm is established with slowly
oscillating zoom images of trees. Double and triple exposures
then produce various ‘beatings’ of image against image.
Super 8, 6 mins,
A 'rover' lands on a red planet and explores its mysterious surroundings.
This film was made at the time of the Huygens/Cassini probe to
Titan. Really, its a film about a certain kind of fixed but loose
mechanical camera movement.
16mm, 9 mins,
High country, high contrast. A collision of lines and patterns
from the wood of burnt trees.
Landscape Rippled and Rifted
16mm 9 mins, 2009
Made from original super 8 source footage from Steven Ball’s
2002 video work pools between land. ‘Movement through a
forested landscape is photographically ‘disrupted’
with ripples and waves in a theme and variations form.’
4 x 16mm loops,
18 mins, 2009
A 4 projector loop work experimenting with apparent movement generated
out of temporal relationships, rhythms, image collisions and acoustic
emphases. Featuring my friend Toby, who likes to say he ‘contains
multitudes’. Made in response to the expanded cinema works
of Bruce McClure