A digital film by Geoffrey Weary
CAPTIVE explores the themes of repression, confinement and escape. These themes are expressed through the incorporation of grainy VHS footage shot in Berlin at the time of the collapse of the Berlin Wall, hand-held camera sequences shot in a maze-like forest and slices of footage composited out of archival Cold War films. As the real historical Wall crumbles under the blows of street hawkers and souvenir hunters, ghostly specters from the past appear then dissolve back into the scratchy surface of a long forgotten newsreel.
Digital Video, Stereo Sound, Colour and Black & White
1:33:1 Aspect Ratio
11 minutes 2006
Music and Sound Design
Michael Bates & Mark Gardiner
Digital Effects and Edit
Tatiana Pentes & Geoffrey weary
Photography and Cinematography
A Strange Cities Production
Geoffrey Weary Copyright 2006
Produced in association with the Australian Film Commission
and Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney
Official Selection: HARRIES National Digital Art Award 2006
MATRIX 162 / Shaun Gladwell
June 2 - September 18, 2011
Video: Pataphysical Man (2005)
Saturday 2nd February - Sunday 23rd June
Shaun Gladwell's solo exhibition Cycles of Radical Will is the Australian artist's largest in the UK to date.
The exhibition embraces flux and transformation, reflecting the changing seasons during the exhibition. Over the course of five months, works are exchanged to offer a sequence of windows into Gladwell’s artistic practice, unconstrained by the limitations of a single exhibition project.
For Cycles of Radical Will, Gladwell speculates on the creative conflict within various cultural practices and traditions. These conflicts take the form of 'battles' – between beat-boxers and urban dancers, skateboarders and BMX riders, and (Mod) scooter enthusiasts and (Rocker) motorcycle riders – and ultimately between the extreme sports athlete and gravity itself. Tension between these opposing and often complementary practices is the force that drives groups towards innovation or oblivion.
Admission is free.
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this is my last job scratched frame by frame directly on 35mm film,
2 months of work, more than 7000 frames
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