Canadian Library Video (Motion, Type, Music) 40 secs. Paint Film Experiment (Oil Paint and Ink on 16 mm film stock) 1 min 40 secs
This school project had, as a brief, the task of choosing an Association and creating an “advertisment” piece that involved images and music.
I chose the Canadian Library Association, creating a slogan that plays with the idea that Libraries are places where “not one word is spoken, but so much is said”. Cropping the mouths of famous authors (William S. Burroughs, Samuel Beckett, Jorges Luis Borges, Arthur Miller and Ezra Pound) was used to magnify the theme of speech and John Cage’s Sonata I from Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano was used as the musical template to bounce, mirror and counterpoint the flow of images.
Influenced by methods perfected by Harry Smith, Norman McLaren and Stan Brakhage, the Library project features a few seconds of moving texture that I created by painting directly on 16 mm film stock.