This video is a scratchy super 8 sketch for a potentially forthcoming project, which uses the cyclical nature of water to explore how change over time can be reduced to a constant and themes of healing and memory.
The video recycles poorly exposed and scratched (due to a broken camera) Kodak Tri X footage shot during the making of a project concerning the former mining landscape of the Luxulyan Valley in Cornwall, UK. As a multimedia piece this project never quite worked, although I am fond of the pinhole stills made at that time - viewable here..williamarnold.net/Luxulyan-Valley.
I am also interested here in the qualities of the sound of water, it's similarity to white noise and the cleansing effect that this has on the act of listening. The sound was recorded around the same time as the cine footage but I became more interested in the cleansing aspect of the sound after attending an installation of Jamie Allen and Will Scrimshaw's Acoustic Subtraction at Falmouth University last year - the video is viewable here - vimeo.com/71725594 I'm the one with the nice coat. ;)
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