Allowing time back into her body of work around the Written Image, Barltrop has explored these ideas further into the written film. With the imagery left in, these works appear to be continuous failed attempts in comparison to the written image collection.
‘Chewing the Girl’s Gum’ is a passive interpretation of John Smith’s film ‘Girl Chewing Gum’. It explores further Barltrop’s interest in the viewer’s role within her work and encourages an almost educational approach. Again, the aesthetics of the work are hoped to encourage an immediate interest but the audio offers a collage of ideas and thoughts which all push the viewer to go past their original appreciation of the work. This recycling of authorship from John Smith to Barltrop to the viewer all forces the work to adapt to the different cognitive environment it inhabits. It is the visuals that are thrown up between the understanding or misunderstanding of implication and inference that inspire Barltrop’s work further.