Excavating the intimate interrelations between writing and death, a virtual ka-mera scans a phantom shrouded figure in an anechoic chamber. Linear text bursts into an asignifying swarm where the letter C escapes and descends into a presignifying regime.
Text in red is reworked Visayan Cebuano possession shamanic rituals.
Direction, Editing and Animation by Chris Boyd.
Sound by Charles Holden.
[cthorsion scrypt fantomsens] was commissioned to respond to the symposium, Torque #2 in FACT, Liverpool, that reflects upon the plasticity of the brain, the adaptability of technology and the malleability of language, and their twisting together through past, present and future cultures. Work in progress was screened during the symposium at FACT exploring how and what we read today, with speakers Katherine Hayles, Garrett Stewart, Esther Leslie, Nina Power, Soenke Zehle, Alex Leff, Stephen fortune and Hannah Proctor. The finished animation was installed at the Furtherfield Gallery, London for the exhibition: being being read being reading being read and reading beings
An essay about this work by cultural critic John David Ebert:
"remarkable" "a poet in a frenzy" Werner Herzog
"undisciplined genius" "one of our most important artists" Brian Sewell
Screenings / Exhibitions
Toronto Film Week, Canada
Seattle Transmedia & Independent Film Festival, USA
Magic Mirror, Video Art Festival, Visual Container, [BOX.] Milan, Italy
Magic Mirror, Video Art Festival, Museum of Ţǎrii Crişurilor, Oradea, Romania
Pop Apocalyptic, Athens Digital Art Festival, Athens, Greece
Master of Art Film Festival, Sofia, Bulgaria
Athens International Film & Video Festival, Athens, Ohio, USA
D'Konschtkescht. Public Broadcast, Luxembourg, Lorraine, Saarland & Rhineland-Palatinate.
Sydney World Film Festival, Australia
Hong Kong Arthouse Film Festival, China
Werner Herzog Rogue Film School, Munich, Germany
Shortfest International, Malta
10th Carnival of e-Creativity, Shillong, Meghalaya, India
One Screen, New York, (special mention: experimental)
Animate 4, 4th Cologne Art & Animation Festival, Cologne, Germany
Firestone International Experimental Film Festival, Winzavod, Center of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia
BROADCAST #2, Liverpool
being being read being reading being read and reading beings, Furtherfield, London
Type In Motion, FACT, Liverpool
Torque #2: An Act of Reading, FACT, Liverpool