King Learie has the gout and is not in a consolatory mood mindful as to the needs of his viewers so thus this film was constructed from recent clips he has shot along the Soar. Heeding the challenge from Vimeo ‘to do it backwards’ as a way of getting out of the creative doldrums brought on by the selfish and painful nature of his left foot that renders him immobile much of the present time. Despite my offers to do ‘something’ with the cats that put a horrified look on his face, he turned back to the terminal and started perversely using clips, destined for the reject file. He applied the noted ‘reverse’ function in a subtle way, blending overlays, dissolves, and time lapse that explored the function in different ways, overlaying just two short clips repeated many times. We watched it a few times, my suggestions ignored and up it went on Vimeo. This morning, with his foot still giving jip, he looked at it a again and thought a few improvements might make it more unacceptable so slightly reworked it and has put it up in this amended form. It’s the medication – I’ll talk to the doctor....

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